Licensing

H4cked off: We don't need no IT control...

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Even in the era of 'open standards' and 'open computing', IT giants don't seem able to give up their megalomaniacal desire for control
30 Oct 2012

Apple, Microsoft and Adobe accused of 'stonewalling' Australian IT pricing inquiry

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Three firms refusing to appear before parliamentary committee
29 Oct 2012

Precision engineering: an interview with Buro Happold IT director Shaun Mundy

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Buro Happold’s Shaun Mundy tells Graeme Burton how he grapples with Windows, ultrabooks and BYOD policies
25 Sep 2012

Microsoft launches Windows Server 2012

New server operating system focuses on cloud and multiple device management, says Microsoft
04 Sep 2012

Apple adds Samsung's flagship Galaxy SIII to injunction

Popular Samsung smartphones added to list of largely obsolete phones originally cited
04 Sep 2012

New Microsoft terms and conditions limit users’ legal options

Binding arbitration and class action waivers must be agreed to in order to keep using online services
04 Sep 2012

SAP agrees to pay Oracle $306m in damages

Oracle could also succeed in $1.3bn jury award being reinstated
03 Aug 2012

Analysis: UK aims to break curse of the patent trolls

As hoovering up IP and suing tech firms becomes a recognised business model, the UK is taking steps to keep the so-called patent trolls at bay
01 Aug 2012

How much longer will contract manufacturers like Foxconn remain in the shadow of the West's tech giants?

Are the likes of Apple, Dell and HP in danger of suffering the same fate as bicycle maker Schwinn, whose business was irreparably damaged when its contract manufacturer in Taiwan decided to beat the US firm at its own game?
01 Aug 2012

Microsoft admits to angering partners with Surface

Redmond-based firm concedes that Surface tablet will damage its relationship with its ecosystem
30 Jul 2012

Microsoft licensing costs destroy Windows Phone adoption

Ovum analyst claims Microsoft’s licensing costs are putting off phone manufacturers
23 Jul 2012

Apps for Office makes Office 2013 unique, claims Microsoft

VBA upgrade steals the show in new Office enterprise reveal
17 Jul 2012

ACTA smuggled in under cover of CETA

Canadian-EU trade deal revealed to include rejected ACTA legislation in all but name
10 Jul 2012

Microsoft reveals four flavours of Server 2012, as well as licensing details

Enterprise and Small Business are gone, but what remains is 'simpler' says company
06 Jul 2012

European Parliament decisively rejects ACTA

Much-criticised Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement thrown out by MEPs
04 Jul 2012

Sale of ‘second-hand’ software licences legal, rules European court

European Court of Justice: EULAs prohibiting software resale unenforceable
03 Jul 2012

Cisco 'didn’t demonstrate value for money' says UK dairy firm switching to Avaya

Dairy Crest drops Cisco and Nortel and goes for the udder guys in new deal
29 Jun 2012

Google 'one of the most evil companies in the industry' claims Virgin Atlantic IT Director

Stringent data use contracts make search engine giant the 'frenemy'
21 Jun 2012

Oracle got what it deserved


19 Jun 2012

Vendor focus: Fusion reactor (UPDATED)

Oracle's Fusion strategy in the spotlight as a former executive warns that the enterprise giant is struggling to remain relevant – despite its new cloud focus
06 Jun 2012

Government signs three-year licensing deal with Microsoft

Unlike businesses, government will see minimal price hikes for licensing
01 Jun 2012

Haven’t they suffered enough?


01 Jun 2012

Microsoft exempts UK public sector from 25 per cent price hike

Adjustments to UK pricing will mean big increases for everyone else
04 May 2012

IP war: Facebook grabs Microsoft patents as profits slip

Deal buys Zuckerberg a bulk of the $1bn AOL portfolio Microsoft bought a fortnight ago. But away from the grandstanding, Facebook's Q1 profits have fallen
24 Apr 2012