Next Wednesday, Chris Holland, Vice President of Software Rights Management for SafeNet will present at the Software and Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) All About the Cloud Conference in San Francisco. Chris’s presentation, Understanding and Avoiding Four Common Pitfalls of Cloud Service Monetization, will take place on Wednesday, May 25 at 1:30PM PDT. SafeNet will also showcase Sentinel Cloud Services, the industry’s only software licensing and entitlement management solution delivered in the cloud for the cloud at booth #8.
In March we officially released Sentinel Cloud Services, the industry’s first and only software licensing and entitlement management solution delivered “from the cloud for the cloud”. In prior issues I have discussed some of the growing trends toward SaaS-based applications and the shift away from on-premise software from both an internal perspective and end user experience. At this moment, I want to assume that a large percentage of our customers have already embraced the benefits of SaaS and are beginning to think about transitioning some of their offerings to the cloud.
Monetization of Software continues to innovate in the buyer-seller dynamic creating more competitive options for vendors. Nowhere is this dynamic more active than in the cloud. SaaS vendors, true to the nature of their offerings and the culture of their organizations and missions, are offering more ways to consume their services and are updating and tweaking these at a hectic pace.
We believe that in the end, software consumption will be more a function of the customer – but for now and for the vast majority of the software industry it is a function of the supplier side of the equation (ISV, channel partner, means of distribution, revenue recognition etc…).
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