Posts on: pre-owned software

Microsoft 365 in German Civil Service: "Data Privacy Compliant Use Not Feasible"
Legal Issues
30. September 2020 - Stefan Buschkühler

Microsoft 365 in German Civil Service: "Data Privacy Compliant Use Not Feasible"

The main point of an internal paper prepared by a work group of data security officers from the federal and state governments sounds quite spectacular: "Data privacy compliant use of Microsoft Office is not possible."

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Software License Dumping: to Good to Be True!
Legal Issues
21. September 2020 - Stefan Buschkühler

Software License Dumping: to Good to Be True!

In recent times, we at Relicense have increasingly been approached by people stating that current Microsoft Office volume licenses were being offered on the Internet at per-unit prices just below €20, this being less than a quarter of the price usually quoted on the pre-owned software market. Therefore, that Price was scarcely justifiable.

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Cutting Costs with Pre-owned Licenses: The Magic of Large Numbers
Best Practices
20. August 2020 - Hirsa Navid

Cutting Costs with Pre-owned Licenses: The Magic of Large Numbers

"Up to 70 per cent" less on the price tag — that is surely something to think about. However, the positive effect on any company's bottom line will become much more impressive once you phrase the economies made possible by purchasing legally compliant pre-owned Microsoft volume licenses in absolute figures. And the more of those licenses are put to work the more zeros will beautify the saved amount …

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The CLOUD Act and How to Safeguard Your Privacy
Hybrid Licensing
9. March 2020 - Michael Vilain

The CLOUD Act and How to Safeguard Your Privacy

In view of the so-called CLOUD (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data) Act, which has been in force since 23rd March 2018 and tightens the previous provisions, more organizations than ever will have started to wonder whether keeping all their data in cloud storage is such a wise thing to do.

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Time's Up for Windows 7: Now Businesses Are Left with these 5 Options
Best Practices
29. January 2020 - Michael Vilain

Time's Up for Windows 7: Now Businesses Are Left with these 5 Options

On January 14, the time had come: Microsoft officially discontinued their support for Windows 7. Since this day, automatic security updates essential for safeguarding valuable corporate data are no longer turning up. In their majority, businesses have long prepared for this date and taken appropriate precautions but for various reasons, hundreds of thousands of companies large and small still rely on this operation system dinosaur for various reasons even after its support period has come to an end.

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Justitia
Legal Issues
16. January 2020 - Guus Derckx

A True Story: Why It Pays to Always Buy Second Hand Software from a Specialist

BSA The Software Alliance is an internationally operating interest group of software manufacturers. Their membership roster reads like the industry's Who's Who: Virtually all the software industry's top dogs from A for Adobe to M for Microsoft right through to V for Veritas are represented there. One of the association's premier missions is to identify businesses using incorrectly licensed software and to take legal action against them.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Pre-owned Licenses but Were Afraid to Ask.
Today: Acquisition in good faith
Legal Issues
2. December 2019 - Katrin Luther

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Pre-owned Licenses but Were Afraid to Ask.
Today: Acquisition in good faith

When buying pre-owned software licenses, purchasers might not succeed with invoking a "legal appearance". They need to produce tangible arguments proving without doubt that the purchase complied with all relevant legal standards and they had satisfied their obligation to exercise due care when checking adherence to those standards.

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Only alternative cloud?
News
23. October 2019 - Katrin Luther

End of Support for Windows 7 and the Drive into the Cloud

As the end of support for Windows 7 draws near, the reverberations in the relevant media come to sound ever more insistent. Representatives of all kinds of stake holders speak out, trying to influence companies still relying on this by now thoroughly outdated version of the world’s dominant operating system to follow their line.

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