Licensing

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

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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

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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

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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

Microsoft U-turns on Xbox One DRM policy after week-long negative public reaction

President of interactive business thanks users for “candid feedback”
20 Jun 2013

The mouse that roared: how the balance of power in IT is shifting

The combination of cloud computing and viable open source platforms is providing a welcome alternative for cost-conscious organisations – challenging both the major software vendors and the big services providers
12 Jun 2013

Is VDI viable for SMEs?

Vendors are aiming to create virtualised desktops suitable for small businesses, but do SMEs really have much to gain from adopting them
12 Jun 2013

Analysis: IT overhaul drives down costs for rail firms

Cloud, open source and SME services providers have all played a part in enabling the Association of Train Operating Companies to slash operational costs
16 May 2013

SAP users wasting £19bn through lack of consolidation, says report

HCL research says savings of 25 per cent possible with wiser instance deployment
10 May 2013

Microsoft aims to silence critics with Windows 8 redesign

Much-criticised Windows 8 to be revamped, Microsoft reveals, as OS passes 100 million licence sales
07 May 2013

NHS Hertfordshire takes up ownership of licensing compliance with Trustmarque

Trustmarque chosen two years after NHS's Microsoft Enterprise Agreement ended
30 Apr 2013

Interview: Sarah Leslie, Iglo Foods CIO

Sarah Leslie, CIO of Iglo Foods Group - which operates the Birds Eye brand in the UK - explains why she feels confident in outsourcing her data centres to the cloud in the post-2e2 era
29 Apr 2013

How to navigate the software licensing minefield

Software licensing has always had a reputation as a confusing and arcane “science”. But virtualisation and increased competition from cloud computing is making it a more complex issue than ever
18 Apr 2013

Microsoft and Foxconn sign patent agreement for Chrome devices

Microsoft to receive automatic royalties on patents in future
17 Apr 2013

Research: businesses adapt ERP to tackle diverse demands

Organisations are plugging in secondary systems to increase agility and local control
17 Apr 2013

Government unveils Open Standards Board to oversee IT strategy

Ten board members to help examine low-cost and open source IT solutions for the public sector
16 Apr 2013

Analysis: Microsoft feels heat from Office rivals

For the first time in almost two decades, Microsoft is facing a serious challenge in one of its core software cash cows: Microsoft Office
19 Mar 2013

Microsoft missing out 'on billions' without iPad version of Office

Company could stand to gain $2.5bn profit a year on iOS, says Morgan Stanley analyst
19 Feb 2013