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24.02.2017

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Think open source software is free? Think again…

It was recently reported that Oracle will begin to enforce commercial terms on customers who thought they were using free Java software. However, companies using Java may not even realize they should be paying for the software in the first place – since most think it is free. Jef...

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23.02.2017

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Monetize Software! – Which Software?

The Internet of Things is on the agenda of every manufacturer. As part of their IoT strategy many manufacturers move from a one-off hardware sale to a recurring revenue model. Software Monetization is playing a key role in this transformation and IoT solutions will only be succes...

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22.02.2017

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7.4 Percent of Programs on Private U.S. PCs Are End of Life and No Longer Patched, According to New Secunia Research at Flexera Software Country Report

Unpatched end-of-life programs with vulnerabilities are attack vectors hackers can exploit The average private user in the United States has 75 programs installed on their PC, and 7.4 percent of them are End-of-Life programs that are no longer patched by the vendor.  End-...

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22.02.2017

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7.4 Percent of Programs on Private U.S. PCs Are End of Life and No Longer Patched, According to New Secunia Research at Flexera Software Country Report

Unpatched end-of-life programs with vulnerabilities are attack vectors hackers can exploit The average private user in the United States has 75 programs installed on their PC, and 7.4 percent of them are End-of-Life programs that are no longer patched by the vendor.  End-...

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16.02.2017

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The Prince and the Villain – A True Story of a Security Hack

Once upon a time there was a prince who lived in a flourishing country with a prosperous economy. In his country and the business he was in, businessmen were honest with each other and bought what they needed, rather than stealing it. In business, so the prince thought, no-one wo...

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15.02.2017

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Webinar: Optimize the Software Supply Chain for IoT Success

As IoT solutions evolve and grow, producers need to be able to adapt to changing requirements quickly, keep software stable and secure and make it easy for customers to use it and derive value. Today, many producers still have disjointed processes within their software supply ch...

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09.02.2017

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The Next Revolution in SaaS Pricing - Back to Floating Licenses?

Today, pricing for enterprise SaaS solutions is usually based on the number of users. Enterprises purchase a number of users from their SaaS software vendor for a one or three year term. When they purchase, they need to forecast what number of users they need for the upcoming ter...

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07.02.2017

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Flexera Software Named Internet of Things Enablement Company of the Year

IoT Breakthrough Awards Recognize Flexera as an Outstanding Internet of Things Company. Entries were judged by an independent panel of experts, representing a cross section of the industry - including journalists, analysts and technology executives and Flexera was selected as the...

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07.02.2017

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Flexera Software Named Internet of Things (IoT) Enablement Company of the Year

IoT Breakthrough Awards Recognize Flexera as an Outstanding Internet of Things CompanyFlexera Software, the leading provider of open source security and compliance solutions, today announced that IoT Breakthrough selected Flexera as the IoT Enablement Company of the Year. Entries...

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07.02.2017

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Flexera Software Named Internet of Things (IoT) Enablement Company of the Year

IoT Breakthrough Awards Recognize Flexera as an Outstanding Internet of Things CompanyFlexera Software, the leading provider of open source security and compliance solutions, today announced that IoT Breakthrough selected Flexera as the IoT Enablement Company of the Year. Entries...

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03.02.2017

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Software Business Models and Monetization 2017 Predictions

What does the year ahead look like for Software Producers? It is a vibrant time and many trends influence the market – both Software Producers and Intelligent Device Manufacturers continue to move from perpetual to subscription licensing models and some are already looking at us...

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31.01.2017

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Ciena Implements Licensing Solution from Flexera Software to Simplify Customer Deployments of Programmable Networking Solutions

Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions, announced today that Ciena, a network strategy and technology company, has implemented FlexNet Licensing and FlexNet Operations to simplify deployments o...

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23.01.2017

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Webinar: The State of Open Source Software - 2016 Year in Review

With the widespread use and adoption of open source software across industries, the need to have visibility into what is in your code is more important than ever. Do you have an open source usage policy? Can you easily disclose all open source software (OSS) and third party conte...

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20.01.2017

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Does Your Software Delivery Solution Scale with the IoT Growth?

Many device manufacturers are transforming from hardware- to software-centric business models amidst the huge IoT opportunities. In response some are building their own solutions to manage and deliver software products and updates. While initial builds can satisfy short-term requ...

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18.01.2017

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SoftSummit Europe 2017 – Transform. Optimize. Profit.

We are excited to announce the agenda for SoftSummit Europe, including leading analysts and industry experts. Join us in London (March 14, 2017) or Munich (March 16, 2017) to discuss IoT monetization and security, digital transformation strategies and best practices for licensing...

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17.01.2017

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Ciena Implements Licensing Solution from Flexera Software to Simplify Customer Deployments of Programmable Networking Solutions

Flexera providing a future-proof solution that is scalable to meet existing and emerging business needsFlexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions, announced today that Ciena, a network strategy and...

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17.01.2017

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Ciena Implements Licensing Solution from Flexera Software to Simplify Customer Deployments of Programmable Networking Solutions

Flexera providing a future-proof solution that is scalable to meet existing and emerging business needsFlexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions, announced today that Ciena, a network strategy and...

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11.01.2017

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5 Tips to Make Your Channel More Successful

It’s January and you are probably making plans for the year and figuring out how you can be successful and grow your software business. This will also involve plans for your ecosystem of channel partners that help you sell your software products and deliver services and support. ...

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06.01.2017

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Be an Open Source Trend Setter – Take the Survey

Twenty years ago if asked what percentage of Open Source Software (OSS) is used within software applications, you would have heard none, 5% or maybe even as much as 10%. Fast forward to today and Gartner says 95% of IT organizations leverage OSS in their mission critical applicat...

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02.01.2017

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Entrümpeln in der IT – 5 Schritte zu mehr Ordnung

In Unternehmen finden sich die vielfältigsten Softwareanwendungen – darunter auch viele ungenutzte oder End-of-Life Programme. Diese verursachen nicht nur Kosten in Millionenhöhe, sondern bergen auch ein hohes Sicherheitsrisiko.

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28.12.2016

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Top Software Monetization Blogs 2016

2016 was another exciting year for software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers. The IoT is taking a clearer shape and the further proliferation of Cloud and software as a service (SaaS) is driving the software industry. Software Monetization models continue to become mo...

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20.12.2016

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The Build vs. Buy Dilemma

Why Intelligent Device Manufacturers should Consider a Purpose-built Software Monetization Solution Software is eating the world and every company is becoming a software company. The Internet of Things is changing our lives and at the core of all this hype is software - the appl...

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15.12.2016

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Software IP – You Can Only Protect What You Own

In my earlier blog “You May Think Selling Your Software is a Good Idea – But Are You Sure?” I looked at the initial challenges traditional hardware manufacturers could face when trying to leverage the opportunities of integrating and using software within their hardware products....

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15.12.2016

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Flexera Software to Present at Open Source Software Seminar in San Francisco, California

Open Source Security and Compliance Expert, Jeff Luszcz, Speaks at Open Source Software 2016 – from Compliance to CooperationFlexera Software is presenting at Open Source Software (OSS) 2016 – from Compliance to Cooperation in San Francisco, California on December 21.&nbs...

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15.12.2016

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Flexera Software to Present at Open Source Software Seminar in San Francisco, California

Open Source Security and Compliance Expert, Jeff Luszcz, Speaks at Open Source Software 2016 – from Compliance to CooperationFlexera Software is presenting at Open Source Software (OSS) 2016 – from Compliance to Cooperation in San Francisco, California on December 21.&nbs...

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13.12.2016

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Drive Recurring Revenue and Prevent Maintenance Revenue Leakage with Automated Upgrade Management

FlexNet Operations 2016 Automates Processes for Software Upgrades, Improves IoT Security and Enables Rapid Software Delivery. The latest release of Flexera Software's market-leading entitlement management solution provides software vendors and Internet of Things (IoT) companies w...

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13.12.2016

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Automated Upgrade Management Enables Software Vendors and IoT Companies to Drive Recurring Revenue and Prevent Maintenance Revenue Leakage

FlexNet Operations 2016 Automates Processes for Software Upgrades, Improves IoT Security and Enables Rapid Software DeliveryFlexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and ...

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13.12.2016

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Automated Upgrade Management Enables Software Vendors and IoT Companies to Drive Recurring Revenue and Prevent Maintenance Revenue Leakage

FlexNet Operations 2016 Automates Processes for Software Upgrades, Improves IoT Security and Enables Rapid Software DeliveryFlexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and ...

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12.12.2016

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Entrümpeln in der IT – 5 Schritte zu mehr Ordnung

In Unternehmen finden sich die vielfältigsten Softwareanwendungen – darunter auch viele ungenutzte oder End-of-Life Programme. Diese verursachen nicht nur Kosten in Millionenhöhe, sondern bergen auch ein hohes Sicherheitsrisiko.

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09.12.2016

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Entrümpeln in der IT – 5 Schritte zu mehr Ordnung

In Unternehmen finden sich die vielfältigsten Softwareanwendungen – darunter auch viele ungenutzte oder End-of-Life Programme. Diese verursachen nicht nur Kosten in Millionenhöhe, sondern bergen auch ein hohes Sicherheitsrisiko.

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08.12.2016

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Migrating Your Entitlement Management System – Objectives and Best Practices (4 of 4)

The previous blogs of this series discussed migration approaches and best practices for migrating data and managing your project. In this blog we share insights into our own Flexera Software project where we are in the process of migrating our Product & License Center to a new ve...

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06.12.2016

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Simplify Software Licensing and Beat the Competition!

As the world is forcing everyone to become as efficient as possible, managing licensing is coming more and more under scrutiny. End users and enterprises are becoming more vocal and don’t want to be burdened with it anymore. When asked by IDC what they expect from their software ...

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06.12.2016

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New Flexera Software Report: Security Vulnerabilities and the Cloud Redefining Software Asset Management

When software can run anywhere, and vulnerabilities can strike everywhere – how must SAM evolve to reduce risk and cost?When software is the lifeblood of every enterprise – CIOs must understand whether they are buying too much software, legally using the applications they...

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06.12.2016

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New Flexera Software Report: Security Vulnerabilities and the Cloud Redefining Software Asset Management

When software can run anywhere, and vulnerabilities can strike everywhere – how must SAM evolve to reduce risk and cost?When software is the lifeblood of every enterprise – CIOs must understand whether they are buying too much software, legally using the applications they...

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01.12.2016

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Migrating your Entitlement Management System – Project Management Best Practices (3 of 4)

There are many aspects to consider when migrating to a new entitlement management system. In the last two blogs of this series, we discussed migration approaches and how to handle difficult data. Now, let’s have a look at project management best practices. Before you start migra...

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29.11.2016

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Managing Software Licenses and Entitlements in Complex Organization Hierarchies

Most software vendors are proud to call large, global enterprises their customers. However, only few appreciate the effort that these enterprises have to invest to stay in control and manage licenses within their organization, and consequently only few software vendors provide th...

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29.11.2016

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Is Your Security Software Secure? Not So Much. One Reason? Vulnerable Open Source Components

New Flexera Software Vulnerability Update included 11 security products – many of which used open source components containing vulnerabilitiesWith security software serving on the front line – protecting individuals and enterprises from hacker threat – it may come u...

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29.11.2016

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Is Your Security Software Secure? Not So Much. One Reason? Vulnerable Open Source Components

New Flexera Software Vulnerability Update included 11 security products – many of which used open source components containing vulnerabilitiesWith security software serving on the front line – protecting individuals and enterprises from hacker threat – it may come u...

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23.11.2016

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Migrating your Entitlement Management System – How to Handle Difficult Data (2 of 4)

In the first blog of this series, we discussed different migration approaches. Now, let’s take a closer look at the data that will have to move from one system to another as you migrate your entitlement management system. Not all data is the same, and shouldn’t be treated as suc...

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22.11.2016

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For the Fourth Year, Flexera Software Named a Chicago Tribune 2016 Top 100 Workplace

Company’s global success helps fuel Chicago’s reputation as a technology innovation hubFlexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, today announced it has...

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