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3 Benefits Of Buying Pre-owned Microsoft Office 2016 Licences From The Pre-Owned Market

Posted by Discount Licensing on Feb 12, 2020 4:08:00 PM

Whether you are looking to upgrade your office suite or simply maintaining compliance the cost of software licensing can be expensive. A conventional Microsoft reseller will automatically tell you that the most cost-effective way to licence your business correctly is to buy Office 365 or Azure and move away from on-premise perpetual licensing to a subscription cloud-based solution.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

The Software Directive 2009 & How It Applies To Pre-Owned Software

Posted by Discount Licensing on Feb 5, 2020 10:00:00 AM

At Discount Licensing, we buy and sell pre-owned, perpetual software licences, working closely with a variety of large businesses across Europe. Trading in your surplus software licences or purchasing pre-owned ones can help you save a significant amount of money for your business.

Pre-owned, perpetual software licences can offer excellent value to a business looking to maximise its savings. When it comes to perpetual software licence resellers, they must abide by the Software Directive 2009.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software, Perpetual Software Licensing

You Don’t HAVE To Make The Jump To The Cloud – Perpetual Software Has A Lot Of Benefits

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jan 31, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Purchasing pre-owned software is quick and easy, saving you a significant sum of money. We have many satisfied customers across Europe – in fact, as much as 60% of our business takes place around Europe. Opting for pre-owned perpetual software licensing over cloud-based upgrades means you get permanent access to software for a fraction of the original price.

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Topics: Cloud Software, Perpetual Software Licensing

250 Million Microsoft Customer Records Leaked Online

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jan 30, 2020 2:42:24 PM

IT giant Microsoft has been making headlines for the wrong reasons recently, after a new report has revealed that some 250 million of its customer records – spanning 14 years – have been exposed for all to see online without password protection.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software, Cloud Software

Discount Licensing BREXIT Statement

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jan 27, 2020 11:14:44 AM

Dear Client,

Following the decision made by the United Kingdom (UK) to leave the European Union (EU) on 31st January 2020, Discount-Licensing Ltd has been closely monitoring the negotiations between the UK Government and the EU.

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Topics: News

Buy Software Licences At A Fraction Of The Price

Posted by Discount Licensing on Nov 5, 2019 11:00:45 AM

The second-hand software market is booming as more and more businesses come to understand what an effective way it is to save money. Very few businesses don’t require some software to operate effectively while most are always looking for ways to save money without affecting operational performance. That’s what pre-owned software offers, effective software for a lot less money!

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

What You Need To Know When Selling Your Software

Posted by Discount Licensing on Oct 9, 2019 12:13:00 PM


If you have redundant Microsoft software licences that are sitting around doing nothing for your business, one of the best options available to you is to sell them. Doing so allows you to release your invested capital back into your business, presenting you with the opportunity to reinvest that money where it is really needed. Many Discount Licensing clients redirect the funds raised from selling Microsoft software licences into other IT projects.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

Is Pre-Owned Software "As Good As New"?

Posted by Discount Licensing on Aug 28, 2019 11:46:26 AM

Many people liken pre-owned software to second-hand objects, assuming that there will be signs of usage - but this isn’t true. Pre-owned software is as good as new with every fresh install. There are no mechanical aspects and there are no moving parts, so there is no way to “wear out” a piece of software. As long as software is installed on the appropriate hardware, it will be as responsive, usable, and suitable for your business as ever – even if it has been used before.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

Second-hand Software: Legalities & Business Models

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jun 5, 2019 5:32:01 PM

This article was written by Rich Gibbons of ITAM Review and Noel Unwin of Discount Licensing.

In July 2012, the second-hand software market received a definitive answer from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) when it ruled that reselling intangible software was legal. The rights of the software vendor to control the resale of the software copy is ‘exhausted’ after the first sale of the copy (Exhaustion Principle). This precedent is encapsulated within the European Software Directive 2009.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

Discount-Licensing To Attend Wisdom 2019

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jun 3, 2019 2:31:14 PM

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Discount-Licensing will be attending Wisdom 2019: The ITAM Review at Twickenham Stadium on the 5th and 6th June 2019.

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Topics: Events

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