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Enterprise Mobility

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Useful Microsoft Server and Tools, tips & resource for IT professionals including daily news, downloads, how-to info and practical advice from the Microsoft UK TechNet team, partners and MVP's
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Good article on using InTune to manage mobile devices.

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Licensing development and test environments - AMIS Technology Blog

Licensing development and test environments - AMIS Technology Blog | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
Once in a while a company wants to know if her Oracle development- and test- environments needs to be licensed. And in a lot of cases this question simply can be answered as: yes, these environments must be licensed. The cases in which these licenses are not needed, are quite rare and a company shouldRead More
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Good article on an oft neglected area of Oracle licensing, dev and test

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Maxime Pawlak's curator insight, September 1, 2014 4:37 AM

Quite complete article about licensing testing environments !

The last tip for development environments : as for production environments, control which options you really use.

 

As theses licenses are used for testing, they are more often than production, activating database options.

 

Use http://www.easytrust.com to control these environments.

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While You're Playing Checkers, Oracle is Playing Chess

While You're Playing Checkers, Oracle is Playing Chess | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
Our Oracle license services are not about counting cores, but are about shifting the balance of power so you are back in control of the Oracle relationship.
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More on Oracle licensing from a Palisade Compliance

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Software License Optimization: Oracle Database Licensing in a VMware Virtual Environment (Part 3 of 3)

Software License Optimization: Oracle Database Licensing in a VMware Virtual Environment (Part 3 of 3) | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
By Vincent Brasseur There are multiple ways to optimize Oracle in a VMware virtualized environment. In part 2 of this blog series, a simple solution consisting of consolidating multiple Oracle databases on a single VMware server or cluster was described. This architecture can be used in different configurations to provide additional benefits and cost savings. Coming back to the simple case scenario where consolidation occurs, a simple fact is that all databases do not have peak CPU loading at the same time. One application can stay idle most of the week and have a peak during weekends or a specific...
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The topic of over sizing your Oracle databases is explained well as well as other optimizations tips

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Software License Optimization: Optimizing Oracle licenses, including trade-in credits to move to the cloud

Software License Optimization: Optimizing Oracle licenses, including trade-in credits to move to the cloud | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
By Vincent Brasseur Oracle Maintenance & Support must be paid on all licenses included in a single license set regardless of their use; the support level must be identical across a license set. A license set is a group of software or features that are associated together in some way. For instance, all Oracle database editions (Enterprise, Standard, Standard One and Personal) are in the same license set. This license set also includes any additional options and management packs that can be added to an Oracle database. Regardless of the use of the licenses, maintenance is due on all licenses...
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Good post on the trade in options for Oracle on-premise licenses.

 

Don't expect any reduction in support! but you might get a chance to use some of that shelfware

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Six Takeaways From Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Six Takeaways From Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp You Can’t Afford to Ignore | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
Are you having trouble keeping up with Microsoft’s obscure and ever-changing EULAs?  If the answer is yes, you re apparently not alone. Companies and consultants offering Microsoft license training are cropping up by the dozen, offering multiple-day classes and two-inch thick handbooks intended to untangle the software giant s labyrinth of licensing policies.
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EULA’s explained in simple terms - The ITAM Review

EULA’s explained in simple terms - The ITAM Review | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
The EULA is basically a legal contract between an end user and a vendor highlighting what they can and cannot do with the software they have just acquired.
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Something every IT professional sees every day but rarely takes interest in, the EULA better known as the "I Agree" LIcense Agreement

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How to Determine if your Network Equipment Needs an Upgrade

How to Determine if your Network Equipment Needs an Upgrade | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
Check out how to determine when is the right time for a network equipment upgrade
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A neglected area of ITAM, the physical equipment.  This post makes the point very well

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Intro. to Citrix XenApp licensing

Read the step-by-step instructions written by an IT pro in the how to: Intro. to Citrix XenApp licensing
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Quick intro but useful

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Damn you, Excel spreadsheets, JP Morgan Chase edition

Damn you, Excel spreadsheets, JP Morgan Chase edition | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
The US Securities and Exchange Commission's investigation into JP Morgan Chase's hiring practices in Asia took a more serious turn with a Bloomberg News report that the bank kept a spreadsheet of well-connected hires from prominent families, linked to specific deals the bank was pursuing. As Quartz has reported, US regulators investigating the bank for...
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Using spreadsheets for software asset management is asking for trouble

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Has SAP provided your administrator with the ability to answer 10 important questions? ...NO - Intelligent Licensing

Has SAP provided your administrator with the ability to answer 10 important questions? ...NO - Intelligent Licensing | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
SAP License Management. Gain control over your SAP license investment. Powerful applications for SAP license management from Intelligent Licensing.
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Some great questions for SAM to ask be asking about SAP

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Conditions placed on SAP software licensees invalidated following complaints by German reseller

Conditions placed on SAP software licensees invalidated following complaints by German reseller | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
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An Audit by Another Name: An Insiders Look at Microsoft’s SAM Engagement Program « Dvorak News Blog

An Audit by Another Name: An Insiders Look at Microsoft’s SAM Engagement Program « Dvorak News Blog | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
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The topic has been written about in the past but the advice at the end is very useful, worth a read for that alone

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3 Ways to Prepare for an Office 365 Migration

3 Ways to Prepare for an Office 365 Migration | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
Take these steps to transition from an on-premises environment to Software as a Service.
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Useful check if migrating to Office 365

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For VMware purchases, transparency is half the battle

For VMware purchases, transparency is half the battle | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
We all know there are a many keys to a successful negotiation, regardless of what you’re buying – IT is one of those categories where this is especially true. Managing vendor communications, leveraging competition, and staying internally aligned throughout the buying process are all important factors. But
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Tip on purchasing VMware

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Help, We Have No Leverage Over Oracle! - US Government

Help, We Have No Leverage Over Oracle! - US Government | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
If the government has no leverage over Oracle, how can you? We align our client’s licensing and contracting with their vision and take back control!
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Oracle licensing

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Software License Optimization: Oracle Database Licensing in a VMware Virtual Environment (Part 1 of 3)

Software License Optimization: Oracle Database Licensing in a VMware Virtual Environment (Part 1 of 3) | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
By Vincent Brasseur Oracle’s database product is offered with two types of licenses: Named User Plus (NUP) based on the number of users using the database and Processor based on the physical characteristics of the device (server) supporting the database process. Named User Plus licenses are used when the total number of users is identifiable and limited. (See the blog: Oracle’s Magic Ratio for more information on how to determine when to use NUP versus Processor based licensing). Processor licenses must be used when users cannot be counted or identified, for instance internet applications, or when the number of users...
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Excellent post explaining Oracle licensing

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Licensing How To: SQL 2014 Licensing Changes - Microsoft Volume Licensing Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Licensing How To: SQL 2014 Licensing Changes - Microsoft Volume Licensing Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
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Good post explaining the changes in SQl 2014 licensing

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How The Changing Legal Landscape Impacts Free And Open Source Software Development | Embedded content

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This is an excellent article on the impact of Open Source software licensing 

 

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Mastering SMARTnet renewals in 4 easy steps | The SHI Blog

Mastering SMARTnet renewals in 4 easy steps | The SHI Blog | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
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Not exactly software licensing but just as important, Support renewals.  Some good advice on Cisco SMARTnet Support

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White Papers, Fact Sheets, System Requirements: Microsoft Dynamics

Download white papers, fact sheets, system requirements, and licensing and usage terms for Microsoft Dynamics solutions.
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Useful resource and they have made it easy to find the documents with filters

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Avoid Oracle ULA termination risks - Lexology (registration)

Avoid Oracle ULA termination risks - Lexology (registration) | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
Avoid Oracle ULA termination risks Lexology (registration) The ULA is structured as an ordering document attached to an Oracle Master Agreement (OMA) (or, depending on when you first started doing business with Oracle, to an Oracle License and...

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Maxime Pawlak's curator insight, November 4, 2013 2:59 AM

Interesting legal point of view on Oracle ULA contracts. Practically, of course Oracle never used that clause, but legal is here to prevent from risks, so it can be a good idea to negociate this clause...

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About Oracle’s Certified LMS Tools – Yet Again!

About Oracle’s Certified LMS Tools – Yet Again! | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
Today we were on the road to visit a client who is looking at Flexera as a potential Oracle license management solution. The client and us were 'old friends' from our early days (almost 7 years ago now), but we always stayed in touch and willingly answered their basic licensing questions.  Looking back since our…
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More great advice on Oracle licensing for Daniel and Co.  

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Maxime Pawlak's curator insight, April 18, 2014 3:14 AM
I perfectly agree that the tool is not enough and you need also consulting in order to understand information coming form the verified tools. Easytrust offers E-learnin training about Oracle licensing and how to use our tool in an inventory process. This helps to bring some autonomy to customers. But it is not enough. These true positive could also be pointed out by tools (the patch example is a good example) and Easytrust as an Oracle best of breed solution is working on that.
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EU court decision deals blow to Oracle - FT.com

EU court decision deals blow to Oracle - FT.com | Software Asset Management | Scoop.it
The European Court of Justice dealt a major blow to Oracle on Tuesday, ruling that the software maker cannot block the resale of its software online. The decision has the potential to create a multimillion dollar market for second-hand enterprise
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Very interesting decision

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