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Bank of England CIO: ‘Beware of the cloud, beware of vendors’

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jun 18, 2015 2:24:00 PM

Old Lady Grumbles About New Thingy

The Bank of England is loosening up on IT delivery and recruitment, but not its resistance to public cloud.

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Topics: Cloud Software

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Don't Move To The Cloud

Posted by Discount Licensing on May 10, 2015 2:28:00 PM

After a few thousand articles on the benefits of cloud computing, it’s hard to imagine what kind of company would resist the lure to move to the cloud.

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Topics: Cloud Software

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Commercial ‘Cloud’ Dwarfed by ‘Perpetual’ Software Licence Spend

Posted by Discount Licensing on Mar 12, 2015 2:33:00 PM

Around about the time that Adobe moved its software products 'lock, stock and barrel' over to a subscription based licensing program, we were being bombarded with hyped up ‘Cloud’ stories that proclaimed “Armageddon” for ‘Perpetual / on-Premises’ (we’ll refer to 'Perpetual / on-Premises' as ‘non-Cloud’) software markets by the year 2015 / 2016.

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Topics: Cloud Software

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Microsoft case no obstacle to future growth: Discount-Licensing

Posted by Discount Licensing on Oct 23, 2014 2:41:00 PM

A year of consolidation and investment has positioned secondhand supplier for expansion

Surplus software licensing specialist Discount-Licensing has regrouped following a high-profile court settlement with Microsoft and is now on track to reap a 200 per cent expansion in revenue. Find out more here.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

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Microsoft must disclose data held in Dublin datacentre, rules US federal judge

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jul 19, 2014 2:50:00 PM

US federal court rules that Microsoft must comply with warrant and hand over customer email data stored in its Dublin cloud datacentre

Privacy and data protection in the cloud suffered a setback on Thursday as the US federal court ruled that Microsoft must comply with the US warrant and hand over customer email data stored in its Dublin cloud datacentre. Find out more here.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

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Cloud computing is FAIL and here’s why

Posted by Discount Licensing on Apr 25, 2014 3:06:00 PM

Stick that online service up your SaaS

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Adobe’s spectacular FAIL over the last 48 hours confirmed, rather than revealed, cloud computing to be so unreliable as to be positively dangerous. Cloud computing is shite. It takes over everything you’ve got, then farts in your face and runs away giggling. Find out more here.

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Topics: Cloud Software

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Software licensing: SAP terms and conditions are not above European law

Posted by Discount Licensing on Oct 31, 2013 9:57:00 AM

The district court of Hamburg has ruled against SAP, over its case against a German second-user software license reseller. The court’s decision builds on a 2012 European Court of Justice landmark ruling on second-user software. Find out more here.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

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Navigating The Used Software Market

Posted by Discount Licensing on Oct 8, 2013 10:19:00 AM

Savvy European Software Buyers Can Save Up To 50% By Buying And Selling Used Software

After years of wrangling, on July 3, 2012, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared that trading in used software programs was legal in the European Union. This landmark decision reaffirmed that enterprises with excess software license capacity can sell off their unused software assets to resellers who can then offer the used software for sale. Since then, businesses across Europe have taken advantage of this burgeoning market. Find out more here.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

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The IT industry must come clean on software licensing

Posted by Discount Licensing on Sep 20, 2013 10:33:00 AM

Businesses are accused of software piracy if there is a licence shortfall, but software companies are making it difficult for IT departments to comply.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

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Buyer beware: Millions lost from rip-off software licences

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jul 4, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Software buyers are vulnerable to exploitation due to the demise of traditional user groups combined with aggressive sales targets.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

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