Nov 2015

I have often spoken and written about preparing for software audits. A fact that I typically recite is that receiving notice of an audit doesn’t necessarily mean your organization is suspected of being out of compliance. Large software developers such [...]

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Nov 2015

The definition of a software audit may seem obvious, but it may not be as simple as some think. Audits may be conducted in a number of different ways and may involve third parties or be conducted internally. Another variable [...]

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Oct 2015

Oracle® has traditionally had an unfavorable reputation when it comes to product licensing and customer audits, but the changing market in which so many customers are moving their IT to the cloud may be motivating the company to further turn [...]

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Oct 2015

It’s no secret that Amazon Web Services™ (AWS™) is the leader in enterprise cloud computing services today, although Microsoft® continues to grow and gain market share. There are a number of reasons for the steady growth on the part of [...]

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Oct 2015

I rarely write about Apple®, but since they are finally gaining some traction in the enterprise space it seems somewhat appropriate, even if only from a competitive standpoint. Last year Apple announced a partnership with IBM® which was intended to [...]

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Oct 2015

Much has been written and speculated about user privacy and data collection surrounding Windows® 10. There have been allegations about Microsoft® “spying” on users and even secretly reading their e-mail. Microsoft is finally responding to some of these allegations. In [...]

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Oct 2015

It’s no secret that many companies are migrating from on-premises perpetual software licensing to cloud-based subscription licenses. It’s important to note, however, that moving from on-premises to the cloud is typically a gradual process and not simply a matter of [...]

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Sep 2015

I recently wrote a blog in which I suggested that Microsoft® may be listening to their customers and I suggested that full-disclosure should become a more prominent component of their strategy. The day I wrote that blog, we learned that [...]

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Sep 2015

Many people have been watching the market and trying to predict the future of cloud service provider leadership and how it may impact their operations and budgets. Some believe that as enterprise, smaller organizations and consumers realize that the cloud [...]

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Sep 2015

People who have been affiliated with Microsoft® for many years would have never envisioned some of the changes the company has implemented during recent months, particularly since the departure of former CEO Steve Ballmer. Microsoft is no longer a “Windows® [...]

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