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By Phil Fersht on July 5, 2012
And have you considered how many people are touching your critical data assets, with multiple providers comprising hundreds of thousands of employees around the globe managing many of your back office business and IT operations? Have you given any thought to what their subcontractors are doing, whether they present any data privacy or compliance risks that aren’t covered by your contract with your primary provider?
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By Denis Pombriant on July 5, 2012
In a blow to the software licensing paradigm and intellectual property rights everywhere, the European Court of Justice said that it was OK to resell a software license once you are done with it. The case involved Oracle and a European company UsedSoft, which had made a nice business of reselling the licenses. The story [...]
By R "Ray" Wang on July 5, 2012
Used Software Pioneers Gain A Small Victory In A Shrinking On-Premises Software World The surprise July 3rd, 2012 judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union for UsedSoft GmbH v Oracle International Corp rules that “An author of software cannot oppose the resale of his ‘used’ licenses allowing the use of his programs [...]
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By Jason Busch on July 5, 2012
P2P systems integration is one of the top enablers (and requirements) for driving lasting eProcurement impact and change. Yet precious little research focus has been devoted to it in the past, until now, with our latest Spend Matters P…
By Jason Busch on July 5, 2012
If there is an “Ariba” of commodity management, it’s Triple Point Technologies. While there are many specialist commodity management software providers with expertise in given markets (e.g., Brady for metals), Triple Point has the wide…