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Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and the value they derive from their software. Our next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimized software investments and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology. Over 80,000 customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source for the knowledge and expertise we have gained as the marketplace leader in licensing, installation and compliance for over 25 years and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products.

How do You Prevent Your Cloud Costs from Spiraling Out-Of-Control

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When I was in business school, one constant assignment was the analysis of a company or industry business problem. Many of these were based on published case studies by Harvard Business Review, which documented real world challenges. Our job was to present a solution, based on either operations, marketing, finance, or other business disciplines. In […]

Software Asset Management and the C-level Executive – SAM Becomes Strategic

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Gartner recently published a report called: Software Asset Management Is Now a C-Level Imperative in which they say: “SAM has evolved into a discipline that supports strategic business development, requiring IT leaders to engage C-level commitment to SAM investment.” The report also says that the increasing complexity of software environments, including the move to the […]

Part II Considerations When Upgrading or Migrating to Microsoft Configuration Manager Current Branch

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In the last post, Upgrade or Migrate – Which Route Should You Take When Moving to the New Version of ConfigMgr?, I discussed the pros and cons of upgrading or migrating to the new version of Microsoft Configuration Manager. Now that you have decided which path to take, here are a few things you’ll need […]

Part I Upgrade or Migrate – Which Route Should You Take When Moving to the New Version of ConfigMgr?

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Microsoft Windows 10 has generated excitement in the marketplace.In a recent survey conducted by Adaptiva Software on the impact of the release of Microsoft Windows 10 and the new version of System Center Configuration Manager, sometime refered to as “SCCM” or “ConfigMgr”, more than 50% of companies plan to upgrade to the current branch of […]

Get Your Arms Around the Cloud!

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I bought a new portable hard drive the other day. It was a Seagate Backup Plus “bundle” including a case and 200GB of cloud storage. The included software automatically makes backups to the drive or to the cloud. You know that a technology has reached mass adoption when it is included in a simple consumer […]

The annual Flexera Software Vulnerability Review 2016

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Vulnerabilities are a root cause of IT security issues –errors in software that can work as an entry point for hackers and can be exploited to gain access to IT systems.   A zero-day vulnerability is a previously undisclosed flaw in computer code that hackers can exploit to harmfully affect computers, data or a networks. It […]

Software License Management Challenges When Using Third Party Datacenter Service Providers

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In today’s heterogeneous IT environments, many enterprises are using third party datacenter service providers to meet business needs. Sometimes entire platforms are hosted by a third party. What we are talking about here is infrastructure and virtual machine provisioning. This is different from “cloud” services like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The difference is […]

16,081 Vulnerabilities Recorded in Close to 2,500 Applications in 2015

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Flexera Software publishes annual Vulnerability Review from Secunia Research, presenting global vulnerability data for products in use in corporate environments Itasca, IL – Mar 16, 2016 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, today released the Vulnerability Review […]

March Madness Apps May Violate Corporate BYOD Risk Policies

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament is played each spring in the United States, this year there are 68 college basketball teams competing for the national title. Played mostly during March, it is widely known as “March Madness”, and is a very popular annual sporting event in the United States.  […]

SoftwareONE and Flexera Software Webinar Series – A Solution Kit for Reducing IT Costs

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By Michael Che Do you want to have a better understanding of Oracle licensing or IBM Licensing Management best practices? Do you want to enhance your IT Service Management processes with Software License Optimization? And do you want to understand how Software Asset Management can help control costs and proactively manage your software estate? These […]

March Madness Apps May Create 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) Risk for Enterprises Devices Pose a Security Risk?

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Unbeknownst to employees, the behaviors and functions of widely used March Madness sport and media apps may violate corporate BYOD risk policies Itasca, IL – Mar 14, 2016 - As American employees succumb to the frenzy of NCAA Basketball March Madness – the growing roster of mobile apps feeding their obsession […]

The Pleasure Principle and Software Asset Management

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By Eric J. Feldman@EricJFeldman Ever hear of the “Pleasure Principle?” This is a term coined by Sigmund Freud to describe the instinctual seeking of pleasure and avoiding of pain in order to satisfy human needs. It’s easy to see how people will make decisions that have pleasurable outcomes. Shopping, entertainment, driving a fancy car, taking […]

Application Rationalization – Reducing the Risk from Unpatched and EOL Software

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Today enterprises must be vigilant about the software they install in their environments. But what about software that was installed years ago or was acquired through a merger or acquisition. When asset management policies are not aligned with business needs, the resulting misalignment can leave enterprises with bloated application portfolios, open to security breaches and […]

Financial Literacy and Software Asset Management Maturity

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By Eric J. Feldman Financial literacy has always been a personal interest of mine. I am sure that you have heard of a person of modest means who turns out to be very wealthy, or someone with a very high income that is constantly in debt with no retirement savings. I have always been fascinated with […]

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