Software Licensing got you down? Get your SaaS in gear and go cloud
Summary:We don't need to go shooting any lawyers, and you don't need a licensing expert to figure things out for you. The answer is clear: Move as much of your software to SaaS and to the cloud as you can.
By Jason Perlow
My ZDNet colleagues Ed Bott and David Gewirtz are both fed up with Microsoft over software licensing issues, albeit for different reasons.
Let's be absolutely clear -- figuring out software licensing, regardless of which vendor you are dealing with, is never fun. I never enjoyed it when I was an IT consultant in the financial sector, I hated it when I worked as a systems architect at IBM, and I certainly don't enjoy it today in my role at Microsoft.
Dammit Jim, I'm a technical solutions professional, not a lawyer!