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SaaS: Subscription-based software

It seems like all we talk about these days is Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, SaaS this, and subscription that. The software industry is moving towards subscription based licensing. I attended a great indie conference for software publishers years ago. Someone there did an interesting study that showed the vast majority of subscription-based models were designed with revenue streams in mind rather than customer satisfaction. He tied those findings to another study showing very low customer satisfaction with subscription-based models (surprise!). Things have greatly improved since then, but some of the truths of that old study remain. Subscription-based licensing is different, and it requires new thinking about the consumption of software and the management of a software estate.

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Microsoft Windows 8 has brought many changes to your traditional desktop. The start button is now the start screen, and this start screen displays new active, dynamic tiles. From a technological perspective, Microsoft flattened the architecture allowing for quicker boot ups, faster application launch, and less stress on the compiler. Read on to learn more about these beneficial changes in Windows 8.

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Adobe Is Changing the Software Licensing Game

The Top 3 Benefits of VIP Licensing

by Josh Sutelman | 08.26.13

In June 2013, Adobe reinvented itself by creating a new licensing model, the Value Incentive Program (VIP), which is a brand new way for Adobe to update its industry-leading lineup of software. This change has come as something of a system shock, as it has completely done away with the old model of upgrading software. But as I’ll show you, there are three big advantages to the new VIP model.

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No One Is Immune to Microsoft's Software Audits

How Prepared Is Your Organization?

by James Nagurney | 07.07.14

Recently, I was struck by a survey that I found on an industry website. A link to the full article is below, but here’s the gist: Microsoft is auditing its customers at a brisk pace, and no company is immune. All software vendors retain the rights to audit their clients, and we feel that it is fair to expect these periodic compliance checks. But Microsoft is auditing customers at a 2 to 1 rate over other vendors like Adobe, IBM, and Oracle—58% of executives surveyed said they have been audited by Microsoft in the last 12 months*. Five years ago, these types of audits were relatively rare and only encountered under specific situations. Today Microsoft absolutely does not discriminatethere need be no compelling event or “areas of concern” to trigger a compliance check on your Microsoft software. Most often we are seeing Microsoft approach customers via email to conduct a self-audit, but we also see the more invasive, third-party types of audit that will send a shiver down any CIO’s spine. The different kinds of audits that are being imposed really do run the gamut.

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Upgrade to Adobe Acrobat XI

Are You Ready to Upgrade to Adobe Acrobat XI?

Knowledge Workers and IT Pros Will Flip for It

by Ali Hanyaloglu | 08.05.13
With the use of mobile devices and cloud services growing rapidly, your users want the ability to work with documents anywhere, on any device, and your IT team needs to be able to support them effectively and efficiently, all the while keeping your organization’s data secure. IDC, on behalf of Adobe, conducted a global survey of the productivity challenges knowledge workers face and the opportunities for IT professional that support them have to address those issues. Read on to learn more about Adobe Acrobat XI can solve those challenges for your organization’s knowledge workers and IT teams.
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