Migration to cloud based offerings is creating a sea change in enterprise software licensing.
Southlake, Texas (PRWEB) June 30, 2015
Software licensing options for large enterprises have evolved substantially over the past several years. Businesses today have more options and flexibility to meet their software needs. However, with that flexibility often comes complex software asset management (SAM) obligations. Licensing models that were previously unavailable absent extensive negotiations are now regularly offered. Cloud based offerings are attractive to many customers but carry significant legal and regulatory risks.
“Migration to cloud based offerings is creating a sea change in enterprise software licensing. The market is evolving to make multi-tenant cloud based offerings available to even highly regulated enterprises in financial services and healthcare,” said Scott.
This CLE will discuss traditional and newly developed licensing models, principal concerns about cloud based licensing models, types of license agreements, and primary causes of exposure in enterprise-level software audits.
Attendees will learn:
- Differences between traditional and newly developed licensing models
- How to handle principal concerns with cloud based licensing models
- Types of license agreements
- How to reduce exposure in enterprise-level software audits
- Challenges to SAM caused by new licensing model
There is no charge for the one-hour webinar. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
For more details, visit http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/landingpagetemplate.aspx?id=3784.
*1 Hour Texas CLE Credit (CA CLE Credit Pending)
About Robert J. Scott
Robert J. Scott represents mid-market and large enterprise companies in software license transactions and disputes with major software publishers such as Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. He has defend over 225 software audit matters initiated by software piracy trade groups such as the BSA and SIIA. He is counsel to some of the world’s largest corporations on information technology matters including intellectual property licensing, risk management, data privacy, and outsourcing.
About Scott & Scott, LLP
Scott & Scott, LLP is a leading intellectual property and technology law firm representing businesses in matters involving software licensing. Scott & Scott, LLP Scott’s legal and technology professionals provide software audit defense and software compliance solutions, all protected by attorney-client and work-product privileges. The firm was recently voted Best Technology Law Firm in the U.S.A. by Finance Monthly Magazine for the second year in a row.
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Robert J. Scott, a recognized expert on data security and software licensing, is available for interviews.