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Boeing Expands Baan Licensing Deal
On December 16, Netherlands-based Baan Co. said the Boeing Co. has signed an enterprise-wide licensing deal that could expand its use of Baan's business

licensing terms  Expands Baan Licensing Deal Event Summary Dutch business-management software maker Baan Co. NV on December 16 said it had expanded the scope of its contracts with Boeing Co. in deals that make Boeing Baan's largest customer. Baan said it would expand existing contracts with Boeing and its Commercial Airplanes Group to cover Boeing's military aircraft and missile systems unit and space & communications unit, its two other business segments. Financial terms were not disclosed. Spokesmen for both

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Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives


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licensing terms  significant hurdles in negotiating licensing terms, such as the rate for annual maintenance. In fact, vendors are inclined to forsake their license fees for the more long-term recurring maintenance revenue. Some analyst and consulting companies have even created departments that help clients navigate through these pricing labyrinths. Needless to say that these departments consist largely of contract attorneys rather than of seasoned enterprise applications analysts and functional domain experts. Smaller Read More

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In recent days, Hewlett Packard has announced agreements for strategic alliances, technology licensing, and/or joint product development of middleware products with TIBCO Software, IONA Technologies, and webMethods. Industry rumors indicate that HP is trying to acquire an EAI vendor to complete its push towards a complete application server product. Who will it be?

licensing terms  Packard Makes Multiple Moves in Middleware Hewlett Packard Makes Multiple Moves in Middleware M. Reed - May 16, 2001 Event Summary On April 30, Hewlett - Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) and TIBCO Software Inc . (NASDAQ:TIBX) announced an agreement to jointly develop products, solutions and marketing strategies for the service provider and telecommunications markets. Through a three-year collaboration agreement, the companies plan to support high-volume online transactions and to enhance the performance, Read More

Trends in Delivery and Pricing Models for Enterprise Applications: Pricing Options


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licensing terms  Pricing Options Introduction The licensing and delivery of enterprise software products are making a fundamental shift from traditional up-front fees to incremental, per-transaction, and even success-based pricing. These are popular alternatives especially for small businesses and startups that lack the IT budgets of larger, more established companies. With these models, smaller companies can acquire software for a lower entry cost, paying more as business expands. At the same time, despite the many Read More

Why Product Activation for Software Is Becoming Widespread


Software vendors have used license management for many years. Older approaches, such as key-file-based licensing or dongles, do have a number of drawbacks for both the vendor and the user. Product activation solves many of these problems, so is gaining broad acceptance. Learn more about product activation and licensing management, and why modern product activation systems are superior to other techniques.

licensing terms  approaches, such as key-file-based licensing or dongles, do have a number of drawbacks for the vendor and their users. Product activation solves many of these problems, so is gaining broad acceptance in the software industry. Product activation is widely used by software vendors to protect their applications and enforce license agreements. While some users object to any form of license management, modern product activation systems are superior to other techniques from both the vendor's and the end-user's Read More

Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back


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licensing terms  Affero-style reciprocal licensing will increase (these licenses close potential gaps in the redistribution of FOSS source code). I wouldn't know his reasoning behind this but I could hazard a guess that it's due to the increase in SaaS availability, which was shown to sidestep some of the traditional source code distribution requirements. Finally, most interesting to me is his comment that By 2012, at least 70% of the revenue from commercial OSS will come from vendor-centric projects with Read More

Rosslyn Analytics Partners with Differentia Consulting


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licensing terms  Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean? Introduction Lean manufacturing has been widely accepted as an approach to business improvement. The business benefits of lean have been extensively documented. Asset management should play a role in lean. Lean manufacturing's focus is eliminating waste, for example: Inventory—Inventory must always be minimized. Defect correction—Resources spent on defect correction are waste. Unnecessary processing—All unnecessary activities, particularly Read More

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