software license

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software license

The authorization to use software. Most software is licensed rather than sold, which means purchasers are never the actual owners of the software, although they may be able to use it without any time limit. Software licensing is a curious phenomenon of the software industry that has been the norm for decades and never challenged by the user community. See concurrent use license, per seat license and EULA.
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SystemVue 2013.08 introduces the W1712 Distributed Computing Eight-Pack, which integrates with enterprise grid managers, provides concurrent licensing for up to eight dataflow simulations (and necessary add-on libraries).
CA Technologies said its highly interoperable new products include: CA ERwin Data Modeler for SQL Azure, a solution that provides visibility into data assets to helps customer manage and integrate their Microsoft SQL Azure cloud database environments; CA ERwin Web Portal, which provides full visibility into the metadata that describes the business context of data assets, including definitions, structures and relationships between data; and CA ERwin Data Modeler r8.2, which facilitates enterprise collaboration with new concurrent licensing and Active Model template functionality.
This is especially relevant to the concurrent licensing model where granting worldwide scope to a software license could allow it to be used 24 hours a day, following the sun from the United States through Asia to Europe.
As with any upgrade and particularly in any instance that involves concurrent licensing, the business owner will need an up-to-date audit on exactly who has which system, what the 'spec' is and when they will be working on a given application.
Named licensing allows licenses to be tied to and reserved for a specific user login, while concurrent licensing allows for floating licenses that are allocated and released as required by users.
Until Soffront offered concurrent licensing, users either needed their own license, which increased costs, or had to share licenses, preventing the ability to track, monitor and schedule activities individually.
Other upgrades include USB dongle support, concurrent licensing, and Windows XP Professional support.
Specialized modules, concurrent licensing, lease/purchase options and exclusive features provide users with a flexible 3D visualization and data access tool that offers users exactly what they require from both a technical and pricing standpoint.
Prospects in that market are considerably brightened by Microsoft's recent decision to allow anonymous user access and concurrent licensing as part of its revised pricing model for Windows NT Terminal Server Edition (CI No 3,578).
Serialization also presumes that the publisher offers concurrent licensing, which isn't always the case: In particular, Microsoft still insists on a traditional "one user, one copy" formula.
But with remote tape you take away the cost of PC leasing or local system costs and trade that for concurrent licensing fees paid to the "citation center." One way or another you will be faced with two costs: one to license the database, and one to access it.

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