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Why Product Activation for Software Is Becoming Widespread
Software vendors have used license management for many years. Older approaches, such as key-file-based licensing or dongles, do have a number of drawbacks for

license dongles  With key-file-based licensing, the license limits and node-locking parameters are encrypted in a file, which is sent to the user and read by the application each time it runs. These approaches have a number of disadvantages. Dongles require the distribution of the hardware, with all that entails in material cost, shipping cost, delivery times and management by the vendor. They are widely disliked by end-users, who don't want to wait for them to arrive, keep track of them, have them stick out of their

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Using Keyboard, Video, and Mouse over IP to Connect Remote Networks


Today’s IT professionals are often challenged by unrelenting changes in the enterprise, increased data growth and compliance regulations, and geographic distribution of assets, to name a few. Keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) over Internet protocol (IP) can help by providing an effective tool that can remotely manage servers—regardless of their physical location. When looking for a KVM over IP solution, you should consider some basic requirements first.

license dongles  surrender to expensive software license contracts are now a requirement. Determining the right solution greatly depends on the type of environment, the direction of the IT organization, and the underlying need for flexibility and scalability. For many organizations, a co-existence of high-density and distributed KVM will be the solution where flexibility and scalability are needed to augment existing high-density systems. For the growing trend of distributed computing and organizations with larger remote Read More

Sagent Improves Its Image With SAS Partnership


Sagent has recently announced a strategic agreement with the SAS Institute, a market leader in analytics and CRM software, to integrate and license select SAS software within its business intelligence solutions. Through a partnership with SAS, Sagent gains additional creditability in the market and SAS gains access to Sagent’s mid-market customer base.

license dongles  Sagent will integrate and license select SAS analytic and customer relationship management (CRM) software within its business intelligence solutions. The target market for these SAS-enhanced offerings from Sagent will be the mid-market (generally defined as companies with revenues up to $750 million). That market will include sectors such as credit unions, community banks, and select property and casualty insurance companies, among others. As a result of this agreement, Sagent will offer SAS' Read More

IMI, IBM Take First Step in Third Quarter


Six months after announcing its partnership with IBM, Industri-Matematik posted positive license growth in its third fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2000 but still has some problems to overcome.

license dongles  posted $4.3 million in license revenues, a 5% increase over the same period last year. Services and hardware revenues declined 9% from the same period last year to $14.5 million making licenses 23% of the total revenue for the quarter. IMI's percentage license revenues had fallen to an alarming 6% in the second quarter. Though revenues improved slightly, the company posted a loss of $5.9 million for the seventh straight quarter. The most significant event for IMI in its third quarter was the first deal Read More

Considering Product Activation? You Need to Think about These 10 Issues


Product activation is a popular approach for securing software licenses. However, software developers need to understand all the requirements for a capable activation system, from the license models they’ll need to support, to how to deal with the corner-case customer environments. Learn about the obvious, and not-so-obvious, issues software developers need to consider as they select a product activation system.

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Soft Economy Dents SAP’s Armored Shield As Well


Since the license revenue plunge in the US, a likely cascading economic slowdown worldwide, and SAP’s high stakes in struggling Commerce One happened much before the fatal September 11, one is only to wonder why SAP’s management woke up to reality and revised its projections so belatedly.

license dongles  million a year ago, license revenues were down 7% to EUR 447 million from EUR 480 million. Consulting and training revenues saved the day by rising 30% to EUR 524 million and 19% to EUR 113 million, respectively. Figure 1. In the quarter, revenues in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region increased 32% to EUR 841 million and in the Asia-Pacific region (APA) revenues were down 6% to EUR 195 million. Revenues in the Americas region rose 7% to EUR 613 million. However, at constant currency rates, Read More

Global Vendor Negotiation Strategies


TechnologyEvaluation.Com has defined 6 global negotiation categories and macro questions that should be reviewed in preparation for any major technology negotiation.

license dongles  a software and services license is a multi-faceted endeavor in which many aspects of the vendors' strengths and challenges should be leveraged to the purchasers' advantage. In order to maximize the value and time spent negotiating information technology contracts, a project negotiator should never walk into a vendor negotiation without a clear plan and a prioritized set of goals. With that in mind, TechnologyEvaluation.COM has developed a two part software negotiation report series articulating proven, Read More

Industri-Matematik Posts 2Q00 Loss But Sells CRM


Industri-Matematik 2Q00 revenues decreased 21% over the same period last year. More alarming is a four-year decline in license revenues, a trend that IMI hopes to reverse with its new suite, VIVALDI, and IBM.

license dongles  same quarter last year. License revenues accounted for just over $1.0 million and service revenues contributed $16.9 million to the total. Net earnings were negative at $6.9 million, giving IMI its sixth consecutive quarterly loss. Stig Durlow, president and CEO of IMI, said the second quarter results were expected. While market demand for big enterprise systems continues to be limited, Industri-Matematik is making real headway in repositioning itself as a provider of a suite of point solutions across a Read More

SAP AG - ERP Leader with a "New Dimension"


Today, SAP is in the process of completing one of its most aggressive new product launches in its history by introducing its "New Dimension" products line, which initially includes independent business applications for Supply Chain Management, Client Relationship Management (CRM, Business Intelligence (BI), and e-Commerce."New Dimension" and "Industry-Specific" products (particularly "SAP BW" and "SAP HR") will be significant contributors to SAP sales revenue...

license dongles  (often 7-10 times software license costs), as well as a complex, rigid product that often imposes radical change on customers' business practices. This could be a possible impediments for SAP's ability to penetrate the much coveted Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) market. Increasingly competitive market; SAP revenue is recently driven by service and maintenance, with steep deceleration in license revenue (only 13% total revenue growth in the last 2 quarters with only 1% growth in license revenue and 7% Read More

Enterprise Application Alternatives: What You Should Be Asking Oracle and SAP


Despite challenges, both SAP and Oracle will be formidable forces in the hosting space, because of their intimate application knowledge, their infrastructure, organizational stability, and vast capital. However, SMEs should approach this decision with due diligence.

license dongles  standard licensing, whereby the license is either perpetual or for a certain period. Product support is about 22 percent or so of the license price per year. Implementation, which is based on the on-line life cycle, is of a fixed scope and fixed fee. Part Two of the Enterprise Application Players Keep Refining Their Value Propositions series. Moreover, this offering also has an MSP option involving application management, database management, systems management, and optional hardware management. If the Read More

Lawson Software Braves IPO And Reports Strongly Against The Odds


Lawson Software has to a degree spiced up the end of a bland IPO year, and has also joined the elite of enterprise applications vendors that have seen license revenue growth and profit in 2001.

license dongles  quarter. For Q2 2002, license fee revenue totaled $30.1 million, up 16.6% from $25.8 million in Q2 2001. Services revenues for Q2 2002 totaled $65.0 million, up 15% from $56.5 million in the comparable fiscal 2001 period. As-reported net income for the quarter was $138,000, compared with $1.7 million a year ago. The company's cash and investments were $28.1 million at November 30, 2001. The company's as-reported operating results for fiscal 2002 include expenses that are non-recurring or non-cash in Read More

Spring Brings New Growth To Manhattan Associates


Good execution in the wake of Y2K brings record revenue and earnings for Manhattan Associates in its first quarter.

license dongles  managed to grow both license and services revenues, their percentages remained little changed from 1999 averages of 18% licenses and 65% services. License fees for the first quarter ended March 31, 2000 were $5.0 million, an increase of 17% from license fees of $4.3 million for the fourth quarter of 1999. Services revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2000 was $17.5 million, an increase of 20% over services revenue of $14.6 million for the fourth quarter of 1999. Manhattan's profitability streak Read More

Case Study: NumeriX


Since 1996, NumeriX had been using in-house-developed licensing tools to manage and protect its applications. In 2006, it outsourced licensing to a third-party vendor that could provide a scalable solution with two licensing options. After some problems with integration, NumeriX consolidated on one commercial licensing management solution. Find out about the benefits of the licensing solution the company chose.

license dongles  NumeriX The Orion Network License Server Platform enables you to implement these functions: - As an Internet-based Product Activation Server - As an Internet-based License Key Distribution Server - As a scalable, high-availability Floating License Server Source: Agilis Software Resources Related to Case Study: NumeriX : License manager (Wikipedia) Case Study: NumeriX License Server is also known as : Computer Software Licensing , License Server Manager , File Server License , Find License Server , Read More

Microsoft's Open Source Licenses


This post is not an oxymoron. The Open Source Initiative recently approved two Microsoft licenses (the Microsoft Reciprocal License and the Microsoft Public License) as compliant with the open source definition. Why would Microsoft want to publish an open source license? The very idea of Microsoft participating in the open source community might sound odd. After all, hasn't Microsoft been one

license dongles  licenses (the Microsoft Reciprocal License and the Microsoft Public License ) as compliant with the open source definition . Why would Microsoft want to publish an open source license? The very idea of Microsoft participating in the open source community might sound odd. After all, hasn't Microsoft been one of the most vocal proprietary vendors against free and open source software ? Isn't Microsoft known for its attempts to undermine open source standards? Often yes, but the company has also been Read More

Acquisitions Fuel Vendor Growth in the Enterprise Applications Field


Infor cites continued organic growth, license revenue from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The acquisition of Formation Systems and Geac can only fuel Infor growth.

license dongles  cites continued organic growth, license revenue from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The company is also betting on expansion outside the North America and Germany strongholds, into the UK and other key markets such as the Asian Pacific region and China. A potentially expanded footprint in the realms of product lifecycle management (PLM) or enterprise asset management (EAM) should also contribute to the top line. To that end, in August Read More