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Everything organisations need to know about the legally compliant
and cost saving use of second-hand Microsoft volume licences

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More and more organisations are showing interest in the manifold benefits second-hand software licences can provide. This interest leads to questions on topics such as legal aspects, the transfer process or ideal licensing models. In our Clever! blog, licensing experts will provide the answers.

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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What software management can do to help promote sustainability
Best Practices
18. September 2020 - Hirsa Navid

What software management can do to help promote sustainability

With their contribution to this year's  Confare CIO Summit, held under the motto, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, on the subject of the particular responsibility of CIOs for acting sustainably in the economy, Relicense showed corporate decision makers a way for ideas such as sustainability and resource protection to also find their manifestation in software management.

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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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