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SaaS Licensing

The Sweet ‘Snell’ of Success: IP Protection and Licensing Done Right with Sentinel
12 months ago

The Sweet ‘Snell’ of Success: IP Protection and Licensing Done Right with Sentinel

The broadcast industry is rapidly changing. We need only look as far as over-the-top (OTT) services such as Hulu and Netflix to see that traditional billing models are in a state of disruption. Streaming video over the internet has become a popular alternative to traditional distribution channels, and the creation of that content requires a powerful set of software-based tools.

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Achieving a Competitive Advantage in the Cloud
1 year ago

Achieving a Competitive Advantage in the Cloud

In 1997, a pair of management consultants – Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema – published a book entitled The Discipline of Market Leaders: Choose Your Customers, Narrow Your Focus, Dominate Your Market, which suggested that companies could only become dominant players in their industry by achieving a proficiency in one of the following areas:

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The Best of Both Worlds – On-Premise Applications with Cloud Licensing
2 years ago

The Best of Both Worlds – On-Premise Applications with Cloud Licensing

The WSJ recently ran an interesting article on the key challenges of moving to the cloud.

“When on-demand enterprise applications emerged about a decade ago, they were touted as a cheap and more flexible alternative to buying software outright – a move that comes with upfront infrastructure and licensing costs, on top of ongoing fees for maintenance, support, and upgrades. But in practice, these promises have been hard to fulfill”.

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Pricing and Licensing Strategies for the IoT
2 years ago

Pricing and Licensing Strategies for the IoT

The age of the Internet of Things (IoT) has dawned and we are heading toward a future filled with software-driven intelligent devices. To give you an idea of the magnitude of this transformation, IDC is predicting that there will be 30 billion units installed worldwide by the year 2020. Because every device in the IoT is connected, a whole new breed of tech company is emerging, forcing many traditional companies to innovate and go to market differently.

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Cloud Licensing for Customer Success
2 years ago

Cloud Licensing for Customer Success

At this year’s LicensingLive! event in Cupertino, CA, I spoke about the importance of Customer Success Programs, what they involve, and what businesses hope to achieve with them. The success of a software company is often measured in terms of how well it engages its customers. After all, a business without an active user base is like a bird without wings – it simply won’t fly. Read More

Internet of Things (IoT): Software Monetization’s Biggest Opportunity
3 years ago

Internet of Things (IoT): Software Monetization’s Biggest Opportunity

Every so often, an opportunity presents itself that changes the software monetization industry for the better.  Before the evolution of cloud, the move from on-premise hardware licensing methods to software licensing changed the way many ISV’s do business today.  Brace yourselves, because the Internet of Things is poised to flip the software monetization market yet again.

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Tracking Software Usage – Increasing ROI of Your Product Investments
3 years ago

Tracking Software Usage – Increasing ROI of Your Product Investments

It can be a balancing act when deciding what features to build into your software products. Some features have intrinsic value to the core functionality of the product, some features add a lot of marketing value, and there are some features that do nothing. How would you know which is which?

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LicensingLive! 2014 Kicks-Off Today
3 years ago

LicensingLive! 2014 Kicks-Off Today

Today begins one of software monetization’s most prestigious events, LicensingLive 2014!. Held in Cupertino, California, LicensingLive 2014! will feature several industry leaders including Amy Konary, Rhianna Collier, Ray Wang and Jeff Kaplan, discussing the opportunities that exist in the software licensing space.

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Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device; Access Has Changed and Software Needs to Also
3 years ago

Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device; Access Has Changed and Software Needs to Also

Technology has changed many industries in amazing ways. Transportation, manufacturing, healthcare—all have been transformed in the last decade due to increased collaboration, communication, and real-time access to contextual data facilitated by Cloud technologies, mobility, social networks, and analytics technologies. Despite being key enablers to advancement, technology software providers themselves have not always been at the forefront of using technology to transform their businesses from the inside out. However, pressure to transform is coming from all sides, most notably the outside–in. Customers are demanding change with their wallets. Cloud software is growing at more than five times the rate of the traditional packaged software market. By 2018, $1 of every $5 spent on software, and $1 of every $4 spent on applications, will be consumed via the cloud.

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Industry Dynamics: Future Proof Your Business
3 years ago

Industry Dynamics: Future Proof Your Business

I recently participated in the Connected Cloud Summit event in Boston that focused on the opportunities and challenges associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). There was much discussion centered on the industry disruption that is happening across diverse markets such as medical devices and healthcare, communications, industrial automation, automotive, security, and more. It was remarkable to see the pace of innovation that is happening across those industries that is being driven the IoT.

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