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Will Buying Pre-owned Software Limit What Functions I Have Available?

Posted by Discount Licensing on May 3, 2019 10:17:57 AM

If you're buying new equipment or software for your business, you may have considered pre-owned software as an alternative to buying a brand new software at the full price. After all, that reduction in cost can make expensive Microsoft software more affordable to any business that wants to stretch its IT budget. But when you choose to buy pre-owned software, will your business be limited to what it can do in comparison to buying new? Read on to find out more…

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

Should You Buy A New Microsoft Licence Or Get Used Software?

Posted by Discount Licensing on Apr 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM

When setting out to acquire new software solutions for your business, it can be tempting to save money by opting for used software. You could purchase a fresh licence directly from Microsoft, or you could purchase a second-hand licence from a reseller - perhaps even from eBay! There are advantages and disadvantages to each option, so it is important to be aware of all the facts before making a decision about which way to go. Here we compare the option of buying new against buying second hand - which is right for you?

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Here's How Easy It Is To Buy Used Microsoft Software

Posted by Discount Licensing on Apr 18, 2019 4:00:44 PM

With Discount-Licensing, you have a simple and effective way to buy Microsoft software. We sell licences for second-hand software, which means our customers get their own, fully-functional software without having to splash out on a more expensive software product. In terms of installation and usage, there is no disadvantage to buying used software as opposed to the brand new software alternative, except for the risk of being sold fake activation codes from rogue resellers. We offer a marketplace for legitimate, trustworthy licences that are completely legal and above board.

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Beware Secondary Software FUD

Posted by Discount Licensing on May 7, 2016 10:16:00 AM

SAM tool vendor Snow Software reports that Adobe has lost a case of reselling secondary software in the USA that has good implications for the US secondary software market. Find out more here.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

Discount-Licensing Ltd Corporate Video - "Recycling Microsoft Software Licensing"

Posted by Discount Licensing on Aug 21, 2015 1:54:00 PM

Check out this video to see what some of our experts have to say about recycling Microsoft software licensing: https://discount-licensing.com/files/Discount-Licensing%20Ltd%20-%20Corporate%20Video.mp4

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

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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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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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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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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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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