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Software Monetization

Licenses vs. Entitlements: Know Your Rights
1 year ago

Licenses vs. Entitlements: Know Your Rights

How can you ensure that your company is complying with its contractual obligations around the use of third-party software? Moreover, how can you be sure that those software assets are being properly utilized? It all starts by understanding the fundamental difference between the terms ‘software license’ (or licensing) and ‘entitlement’ (or entitlement management).

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Software Monetization 101: A Guide
1 year ago

Software Monetization 101: A Guide

We all do it. In the interest of brevity and simplicity, we complicate the business we’re in with impenetrable jargon and acronyms. The confusion often arises when a familiar word is used in an unfamiliar context and given new meaning.

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The Difference Between Authorization and Authentication – and Why You Should Care
1 year ago

The Difference Between Authorization and Authentication – and Why You Should Care

When it comes to software licensing, not knowing the difference between authentication and authorization can lead to missed revenue opportunities. In this article, we will attempt to clear up the confusion once and for all.

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‘Deciphering Product Management’ Is Coming – Hope to SIIA There!
1 year ago

‘Deciphering Product Management’ Is Coming – Hope to SIIA There!

The next Deciphering Product Management forum is coming up on November 10, 2016 at Red Hat Annex, Raleigh, NC. The event, which is sponsored by Gemalto, will look at product roadmap and go-to-market strategies in the rapidly evolving technology sector. Among the speakers are a number of top executives, all eager to share insights that will help you drive product innovation, streamline product lifecycle, and generate growth.

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Hardware Device Vendors Leverage Software to Innovate and Sell Value
1 year ago

Hardware Device Vendors Leverage Software to Innovate and Sell Value

There are a number of trends fueling business growth and profit strategies for hardware device vendors. Today, more and more hardware device vendors are transforming their business models from one-time sales transactions to ongoing relationship-based models with recurring revenue streams. Increasingly, device vendors are leveraging the software within their hardware devices to innovate and differentiate their devices in order to gain a competitive edge and grow their businesses.

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The Sweet ‘Snell’ of Success: IP Protection and Licensing Done Right with Sentinel
1 year 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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If “Every Business Will be a Software Business”, What Does that Mean to Me?
1 year ago

If “Every Business Will be a Software Business”, What Does that Mean to Me?

Every business will be a software business. That’s what Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella famously said in 2015, but he wasn’t the first. In fact it’s an idea and phrase that has now become so pervasive among the “technorati” that actually digging into it and fully understanding its meaning for the average business may sometimes become overlooked.

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Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price
1 year ago

Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price

LicensingLive, the only event dedicated to software monetization strategies for ISVs and hardware manufacturers, is right around the corner. The theme of this year’s event is next-generation monetization strategies for embracing the NOW economy. One presentation I’m particularly looking forward to is by leading pricing and monetization expert Madhavan Ramanujam of Simon-Kucher & Partners.

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Scanning for Profit: A Shift in the Medical Equipment Market
1 year ago

Scanning for Profit: A Shift in the Medical Equipment Market

In my role as Strategic Analysis Manager of the Software Monetization division at Gemalto, I lead in-depth strategic market analysis, evaluate worldwide technology trends, and understand the competitive market to support new strategic leads and business opportunities. Recently, I had the pleasure of talking with Kathleen Goolsby, Managing Editor at SandHill.com, about the mind shift that’s taking place in the medical equipment sector.

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LicensingLive! 2016: Software Monetization for the NOW Economy
1 year ago

LicensingLive! 2016: Software Monetization for the NOW Economy

On November 1-3, the Juniper Hotel in Cupertino, CA will play host to LicensingLive! 2016 – the most comprehensive software monetization event dedicated to ISVs and hardware manufacturers. The two-and-a-half-day convention is the highlight of the software industry calendar, jam-packed with insightful sessions from industry experts and senior software leaders. Attendees at this year’s event will discover the next-generation monetization strategies that are enabling business transformation in the NOW economy.

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