Month: February 2008

Users fed up over software licensing, pricing and tactics

In Computerworld today, Brian Fonseca reported on Forrester’s not-so-shocking findings from a recent survey –Corporate IT departments are fed up with software licensing.  Noted by Forrester Analyst Ray Wang: “The whole point of buying a perpetual license was not to be beholden to the vendor.” Read the entire ComputerWorld article. 

Eliot for President!

I wanted to post a brief entry today with some exciting news. Eliot Arlo Colon has been appointed to President of Miro, effective today. Eliot has served as the company’s COO for the past seven years where he has negotiated over $700 million in software licensing transactions, saving our clients more than half a billion dollars in licensing, support and consulting fees. Eliot is our go-to guy when it comes to Oracle software licensing which has been a tremendous asset […]

Week in Review in the World of Software Licensing

Its seems that software licensing has been the hearts and minds of many as Forrester rolls out its reporter on application licensing and pricing and Microsoft launches a licensing quiz. • Forrester points out is 29% of a company’s total IT budget will be spent on software-related costs in 2008 including on software maintenance fees – around 30% of the budget – according to Forrester’s “Software Licensing and Pricing” report. In the most recent “Trends 2008: Applications Licensing and Pricing” […]

Microsoft and Yahoo: Together at Last?

So the plot thickens and after 2 months of behind the scenes negotiations (and whispers amongst the people “in the know”), the cat is out of the bag. Microsoft is proposing to buy Yahoo in order to compete against the all-knowing Google. It’s a bit like pitting the mighty Oz against Merlin. The offer on the table is an estimated $44 billion and change. Does Yahoo get a break on their Microsoft software licensing?

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