White Paper: Microsoft stunts its own growth through licensing complexity

The purpose of this paper is to highlight key discussion points for further dialogue with Microsoft on behalf of the Campaign for Clear Licensing.

This paper collates the feedback from over 100 worldwide Microsoft customers on their concerns and challenges with software licensing.

Executive Summary

This paper collates the feedback from over 100 worldwide Microsoft customers on their concerns and challenges with software licensing and recommends five recommendations for positive change.

Key issues with Microsoft Licensing are tracking, licensing complexity, bundling and transitioning to new license models. The five recommendations to Microsoft include clear measurement metrics, audit clarity, a knowledgebase and communications plan.

Download: Microsoft stunts its own growth through licensing complexity

If you have any questions regarding the report or feedback on Microsoft please contact me.

Martin Thompson, December 2014.

@itammartin

http://uk.linkedin.com/in/martinthompson/

martin at clearlicensing dot org

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Oracle, the first software publisher to meet Campaign for Clear Licensing

Oracle is the first software publisher to meet with the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL).

The aim is to build a mutually beneficial feedback mechanism with constructive dialogue over the longer term.

Process as follows:

  1. We will solicit feedback on Oracle licensing and audit programs via a survey over the coming weeks.
  2. We will meet to discuss key priorities regarding Oracle and discuss broader survey feedback (CCL members only) Wed 26th March 11:30 – 13:30, Central London, UK.
  3. A small delegation of CCL members will meet Oracle on Thurs 24th April 13:00 – 16:00, again Central London, UK.

Survey details and event registration to follow.

In the meantime if you have any question please contact me. Similarly if you are able to host a CCL meeting (outside the UK) please let me know.

UPDATED: 6th MARCH 2014 

Please provide your feedback and confirm dates using this form, thank you:

http://itamreview.wufoo.com/forms/oracle-licensing-feedback/