Cloud Computing: 10 Reasons Why Software Vendors Need a Third-Party Licensing Package

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-05-27 Print this article Print
10 Reasons Why Software Vendors Need a Third-Party Licensing Package

10 Reasons Why Software Vendors Need a Third-Party Licensing Package

by Chris Preimesberger
If you're an independent software vendor, keeping track of all your cloud deployments is getting ever more complicated—especially with virtualized machines growing at exponential rates. Home-grown solutions that keep track of licensing and upgrades are often developed for this purpose, and they can sometimes work well enough. However, investing in a third-party licensing and entitlement management system could solve myriad problems. In-house builds are often inflexible, are not scalable and require too many resources that could be applied in other areas of core-competency. The points in this slide show are from a new whitepaper written and researched by Cris Wendt, principal strategy consultant at Flexera Software.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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