Licensing

SAP and Oracle finally settle long-running illegal downloads dispute

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Two firms settle after seven long years of battling
17 Nov 2014

Influence: The Top 5 IT budget killers, and how CIOs can avoid them

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What are the biggest causes of unnecessary IT spend? Watch this video to identify and prevent them.
05 Nov 2014

Oracle licensing leaves customers 'hostile and filled with deep-rooted mistrust'

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Campaign for Clear Licensing says some customers were fearful of speaking up in case of any audit repercussions
03 Nov 2014

Why is Salesforce so expensive?

Or is it? CIOs disagree as to the value provided by the software-as-a-service firm
21 Oct 2014

Free Windows?

What are the chances of Microsoft giving away its operating system – and even some of its most popular applications – for free? Peter Gothard asked some Redmond-watchers for their thoughts
28 Jul 2014

Windows to be offered free of charge by 2017

But enterprises may be looking at subscription models
15 Jul 2014

Hybrid tablets 'not ultimate destination, but still a place we’ll spend a long time in' says Microsoft

Microsoft chief envisioning officer Dave Coplin on the future of hybrids and impact of machine learning
19 Jun 2014

SAP apps heading to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud

Business Suite, All-in-One, Adaptive Server Enterprise and HANA all to be deployed by Q2
20 May 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Microsoft open sources a slew of software with .NET Foundation

Project Roslyn released into the wild live on stage in San Francisco
04 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Nadella adopts “challenger mindset” with free Win 8 for small tablets and mouse-friendly OS updates

And Nokia joins the party with three new device announcements
02 Apr 2014

Resale of software: 18 months after Usedsoft

As the European Commission consults on a review of EU copyright law, it is time to reconsider the Usedsoft judgment, argues DLA Piper partner John Wilks
03 Feb 2014

'No innovation coming out of SAP' says Salesforce chairman

Steve Garnett hits back with claims of envy coming from the German business software company
31 Jan 2014

'SAP customers aren't ready to innovate' - an interview with UK and Ireland user group chair Philip Adams

As the SAP user group reaches 25 years old, Computing sits down with new chair Philip Adams to talk licensing, support and the road ahead
27 Nov 2013

SAP kisses and makes up with user group over licence resistance

Fury of 2012 event avoided as chairman states amends have been made
25 Nov 2013

'What are the user benefits of SAP innovations and acquisitions?' asks user group chair

SAP and its users must continue to collaborate closely in mobile and cloud, warns Adams
25 Nov 2013

The Top 5 IT budget killers and how CIOs avoid them

There are certain elements of the IT estate that have a habit of springing nasty surprises on those drawing up the annual budget. In this documentary we speak to IBM, and the CIOs of Marks & Spencer and Network Rail to find out how they avoid the IT budget killers
30 Oct 2013

Research: the top five IT budget busters

A Computing survey reveals the top sources of unexpected IT costs
15 Oct 2013

Proprietary software models 'not cloud friendly' agree Channel 4, Sage and Investec

'Completely different model needed' agree experts on AWS customer panel
17 Sep 2013

'Old guard' tech firms give cloud customers a raw deal, says AWS chief Jassy

Rivals' private cloud offerings are costly and inflexible says Amazon Web Services VP
17 Sep 2013

SAP introduces 'partial termination' of unwanted licences, cutting SAP user costs

Company still unwilling to allow 'licence parking', however
22 Aug 2013

Microsoft accuses Google of placing “impossible roadblocks” in front of Windows Phone YouTube app

“Their objections are nothing other than excuses” says Microsoft antitrust VP Howard
16 Aug 2013

E-book publishers object to US government restrictions on Apple price fixing

Government seeks to 'improperly impose' extra restrictions that will 'effectively punish' publishers, they say
08 Aug 2013

Licensing consumes most IT budget, patching absorbs most time

Computing surveyed over 100 IT professionals about the biggest consumers of IT budgets and man hours
07 Aug 2013

Microsoft Build 2013: 'We want to move beyond numbered software versions, but we’re not there yet' says development VP

Despite company move to Cloud and SaaS, regular updates still not suitable for all software, says Somasegar
27 Jun 2013