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30 November 2017

Survey reveals cloud IT asset visibility crucial to cut costs

IT Brief NZ
Findings from an IDG Research study commissioned by Flexera has revealed IT executives believe cloud IT asset visibility is critical to cut infrastructure costs and risks.
30 November 2017

Survey reveals cloud IT asset visibility crucial to cut costs

IT Brief AU
Findings from an IDG Research study commissioned by Flexera has revealed IT executives believe cloud IT asset visibility is critical to cut infrastructure costs and risks.
29 November 2017

Race to the top: Meet 15 of Chicago’s fastest-growing tech companies

Built in Chicago
Since 2015, Built In Chicago has published the Top 100 report: an annual ranking of the city’s biggest digital tech companies based on local employee count. This year, the city’s 100 biggest tech companies employed 48,000 people, up from 41,000 in 2016.
29 November 2017

Survey reveals cloud IT asset visibility crucial to cut costs

IT Brief Africa
Findings from an IDG Research study commissioned by Flexera has revealed IT executives believe cloud IT asset visibility is critical to cut infrastructure costs and risks.
28 November 2017

IDG/Flexera CIO QuickPulse poll reveals Execs believe Cloud IT asset visibility critical to cut infrastructure costs and risks

CIO Dive
Flexera + BDNA Cloud Asset Insights addresses this need - delivering visibility, discovery and normalisation for IT assets deployed on Amazon EC2
28 November 2017

IDG/Flexera CIO QuickPulse poll reveals Execs believe Cloud IT asset visibility critical to cut infrastructure costs and risks

IT News
Flexera + BDNA Cloud Asset Insights addresses this need - delivering visibility, discovery and normalisation for IT assets deployed on Amazon EC2
28 November 2017

How to Minimize Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

Security Management
When it comes to cybersecurity, your chief objective should be to manage things proactively and on your terms, as opposed to constantly playing catch-up and responding to vulnerabilities only after they've been exploited.
17 November 2017

Five Steps to Keep North Korean Hackers Out of Your Network

eWeek
NEWS ANALYSIS: You can’t prevent all attempts to penetrate your enterprise security, but you can impede the attackers and you can keep them from getting the data they want.
14 November 2017

Tackling the challenge of SaaS for the Best Software Spend

Tech Invest
As many software vendors continue to move towards a Software-as-a-Service model, the cost of software licenses is accounting for a significant portion of the typical IT budget, up to 30%. These costs are a substantial expenditure for today’s enterprise.
14 November 2017

The #Technopedia at the heart of Software Asset Management w. @Flexera

Truth in IT
Hi, it's Dave Littman at Truth in IT. I'm joined by Mat Marnell. Matt, with Flexera Software. Matt, welcome.
10 November 2017

Top Workplaces 2017: Search Chicago-area companies

Chicago Tribune
Baird & Warner, Impact Networking and Holiday Inn ChicagoMart Plaza have taken the top spots for large, midsize and small Chicagoland workplaces, respectively, according to rankings released by Energage behalf of the Chicago Tribune. For the past eight years, Energage, formerly WorkplaceDynamics, has been ranking workplaces in the Chicago area and the nation through employee surveys, assessing everything from work-life balance to confidence in company leadership.
2 November 2017

What’s new in software licensing?

SD Times
Subscription- and usage-based pricing are all the rage these days. So how are companies becoming even more creative in their software pricing and licensing? Although a lot of innovation is starting to happen, much more appears to be in store over the next couple of years.
2 November 2017

What’s new in software licensing?

SD Times
Subscription- and usage-based pricing are all the rage these days. So how are companies becoming even more creative in their software pricing and licensing? Although a lot of innovation is starting to happen, much more appears to be in store over the next couple of years.
24 October 2017

Meet Chicago’s Top 100 tech companies: Employee count up 15 percent in 2017

Built in Chicago
Chicago’s tech sector keeps on climbing.
16 October 2017

6 hard truths IT must learn to accept

CIO
The rise of shadow IT, shortcomings in the cloud, security breaches — IT leadership is all about navigating hurdles and deficiencies, and learning to adapt to inevitable setbacks.
16 October 2017

6 hard truths IT must learn to accept

IDG Connect
Sometimes the truth hurts.
16 October 2017

6 hard truths IT must learn to accept

IT World
The rise of shadow IT, shortcomings in the cloud, security breaches — IT leadership is all about navigating hurdles and deficiencies, and learning to adapt to inevitable setbacks.
16 October 2017

Flexera Sees BDNA Acquisition Driving App Rationalization

IT Business Edge
IT organizations have had a vested interest in trying to rationalize the number of applications that need to be supported to reduce the licensing fees and minimize total cost of operations.
16 October 2017

6 hard truths IT must learn to accept

IT News
The rise of shadow IT, shortcomings in the cloud, security breaches — IT leadership is all about navigating hurdles and deficiencies, and learning to adapt to inevitable setbacks.
13 October 2017

Managing the software supply chain stack with Matt Marnell from @Flexera

Truth in IT
The software supply chain stack: How to manage, maintain, secure and optimize it. We chat w. Matt Marnell from Flexera about all the aspects of managing heterogeneous software implementations so you know how to get the most from your investments.
11 October 2017

How to Overcome Limitations of Conventional Discovery in the Cloud

eWeek
Organizations are facing large obstacles as they migrate production workloads to the cloud, including a lack of comprehensive data visibility.
10 October 2017

Tackling The Triple Threat Of Cloud, Virtualisation And Shadow IT For The Best Software Spend

Business Computing World
Software license costs account for a significant portion of the typical IT budget—as much as 30 percent—and they represent a substantial cost for today’s enterprise. It’s up to IT procurement teams to keep these costs in check while meeting the current and future software and infrastructure needs of the enterprise without overbuying or under buying licenses.
9 October 2017

Software Contract Negotiation

Software Magazine
Most software contract negotiations focus on the upfront cost of software and aim to get the most purchase discounts from vendors. Finance heads must look beyond purchase costs as other factors help reduce the financial liability of software.
6 October 2017

It’s time to gain visibility in the cloud

IT Pro Portal
New cloud-based software solutions that users and business units bring to the enterprise are changing the way IT organisations manage their business.
30 September 2017

6 Execs Discuss How They Use Company Culture to Increase Employee Engagement

Inc.
How can companies increase employee engagement? I recently spoke with six executives about the role company culture plays in employee engagement.
19 September 2017

Harvest Millions in Savings by Automating Software License Reclamation

Enterprise Management 360
Software licenses and maintenance are big line items in most IT budgets.  Upwards of 30 percent of IT budgets are dedicated to software projects. 
15 September 2017

Our Channel News Roundup for the Week of September 11

Channel Pro Network
Flexera signed an agreement to acquire BDNA, and with it that Cloud Asset Insights solution we just told you about.
15 September 2017

Flexera to Acquire BDNA, Reimagining How Data Powers the Software Supply Chain

Channel Pro Network
Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, announced that on September 7, it signed an agreement to acquire Mountain View, CA-based BDNA. Financial terms are not being disclosed.
14 September 2017

Fixing The Broken Software Supply Chain As Legal Counsel

Law 360
When I first began my career as a software lawyer, I accepted the status quo.
13 September 2017
13 September 2017

Flexera to acquire BDNA

Daily Herald
Flexera said it will acquire Mountain View, Calif-based BDNA for an undisclosed sum.
13 September 2017

Flexera to acquire BDNA, reimagining how data powers the software supply chain

Cambridge Network
Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Mountain View, CA-based BDNA. Financial terms are not being disclosed.
12 September 2017

Former channel manager takes on Flexera ANZ director role

Channel Life AU
Flexera Software has promoted its former APAC channel alliances manager, Hugh Darvall, to the role of director of sales for Australia and New Zealand.
12 September 2017

Former channel manager takes on Flexera ANZ director role

Channel Life NZ
Flexera Software has promoted its former APAC channel alliances manager, Hugh Darvall, to the role of director of sales for Australia and New Zealand.
12 September 2017

Flexera acquires BDNA

ITAM Review
Furthering their efforts to ‘re-imagine the software supply chain‘, Flexera are acquiring BDNA for an undisclosed amount.
11 September 2017

The Triple Threat That Impacts Software Spending

BizTech
How your business can overcome challenges associated with virtualization, cloud and shadow IT to make the most of its software investments.
7 September 2017

Flexera promotes Darvall to director of Australia, New Zealand

Daily Herald
Flexera has appointed Hugh Darvall as its new director of Australia and New Zealand.
21 August 2017

Flexera’s Changing the Software Asset Management Game – Reducing the Risk and Waste of Buying and Managing Software

Asia Pacific Security
Flexera Is the Only SAM Provider Bringing Together Software Suppliers & Buyers to Solve SAM’s Biggest Challenges
11 August 2017

How Much Do IT Services and Assets Really Cost? Flexera Partners with Apptio to Know Once and for All

Australian Security
Organisations Can Now Make Healthier Software License, Maintenance and Subscription Decisions
10 August 2017

How much do IT services and assets really cost? Flexera partners with Apptio

Cambridge Network

Organisations can now make healthier software licence, maintenance and subscription decisions

3 August 2017

Could WannaCry and Adylkuzz have been averted?

GDPR:Report

Following the WannaCry ransomware attack, a new Flexera report revealed that more vulnerabilities are being found in UK PC operating systems, and at the same time, users aren't patching them as diligently.

27 July 2017

Identifying and Patching Vulnerabilities in a Post-Microsoft Security Bulletin World

SecurityWeek's Infosec Island
Microsoft’s security bulletins have provided IT administrators with a monthly list of vulnerabilities and accompanying patches for decades…until recently.
17 July 2017

Announcing the 2017 #CoolestCompanies Nominees!

Chicago Inno
Over the past month, Chicago Inno has been accepting nominations for its third annual Coolest Companies Competition, a friendly challenge to find, spotlight and celebrate the local startups and tech companies with the best culture.
17 July 2017

Flexera Teams With Microsoft to Open Up Software Supply Chain

Database Trends and Applications
Flexera, a software management vendor, is collaborating with Microsoft to address issues afflicting the software supply chain. The goal is to promote the creation of transparency and visibility into how software is been purchased, deployed, and used.
16 July 2017

FastTracks

Daily Herald
Jim Ryan, CEO of Itasca-based Flexera, was in Washington, D.C. last week as a featured speaker at Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft's annual event for partners.
14 July 2017

Don’t boil the ocean: Taking the sting out of software license audits

Channel Life AU
Each year, every major department store across the country conducts a stocktake.
14 July 2017

Don’t boil the ocean: Taking the sting out of software license audits

IT Brief NZ
Each year, every major department store across the country conducts a stocktake.
14 July 2017

Don’t boil the ocean: Taking the sting out of software license audits

Channel Life NZ
Each year, every major department store across the country conducts a stocktake.
14 July 2017

Don’t boil the ocean: Taking the sting out of software license audits

IT Brief AU
Each year, every major department store across the country conducts a stocktake.
14 July 2017

Flexera & Microsoft Join Forces to Increase Software Supply Chain Transparency & Strengthen Customer Relationships

Australian Security Magazine
FlexNet Manager Suite Supports New Microsoft Intelligent Asset Manager, Giving Customers Shared View of Software License Consumption
13 July 2017

Microsoft, Flexera to Streamline Enterprise Software Management

PYMNTS
The enterprise B2B Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market is booming, and Microsoft wants to help SMBs and SMEs manage all of the products they're using.
13 July 2017

Flexera and Microsoft join forces to increase software supply chain transparency

Cambridge Network
Flexera ‘s FlexNet Manager Suite supports new Microsoft Intelligent Asset Manager, giving customers shared view of software licence consumption.
12 July 2017

Flexera and Microsoft’s new supply chain partnership

SD Times
Flexera is teaming up with Microsoft to tackle the software supply chain.
11 July 2017

Flexera CEO Jim Ryan discusses Software Asset Management at Microsoft Inspire

Cambridge Network
At Microsoft Inspire this week, Flexera CEO Jim Ryan will discuss Flexera’s vision of restoring trust and transparency by reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured.
28 June 2017

Eric Feldman, Senior Product Marketing Manager

EDA Café
Design Automation Conference 2017 Interviews
25 June 2017

2017 Top Workplaces Ranking

Mercury News
Learn what makes these Top Workplaces so amazing
23 June 2017

WannaCry Exposed Gaping Risk Window between Identifying Vulnerability Risk and Fixing It

Australian Security Magazine
Flexera’s New Software Vulnerability Manager First to Shut Risk Window…for Good
21 June 2017

WannaCry exposed gaping risk window between identifying vulnerability risk and fixing it

Cambridge Network
When WannaCry hit, the world learned that for two months a patch had been available that would have prevented the problem. But its victims were those that hadn’t yet deployed this patch.
20 June 2017

Flexera’s New Software Vulnerability Manager First to Shut Risk Window…for Good

Global Security Mag
When WannaCry hit, the world learned that for two months a patch had been available that would have prevented the problem.
20 June 2017

New vulnerability manager aims to prevent the next WannaCry

Beta News
When the WannaCry attack hit last month, a patch was already available to prevent it. Its victims were those who had failed to deploy it.
14 June 2017

Get Faster Software Asset Management Value and Transparent IT Costs...

Channel EMEA

Get Faster Software Asset Management Value and Transparent IT Costs with Flexera Partner Webinars

1 June 2017

Search Results for: The Journey from Microsoft Security Bulletin to Security Update Guides

Beta News
For decades, the Microsoft Security Bulletins have provided IT administrators with a monthly list of vulnerabilities and accompanying patches.
31 May 2017

Better together – Flexera names its partners of the year

Cambridge Network
Flexera Software, the company that’s reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today announced their 2016 Partner of the Year Awards. KPMG, Softline Group and SoftwareONE earned top billing.
30 May 2017

Better together – "And Flexera's Partners of the Year Are..."

Cyber Parse
Flexera Software, the company that’s reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today announced their 2016 Partner of the Year Awards.
19 May 2017

Flexera issues new warnings about future ransomware attacks

Vigilance Security
As the fallout from the #WannaCry ransomware attack continues to reverberate around the world, a new report by software vulnerability and patch management expert, Flexera, has an ominous warning for companies and individuals: the threat is growing – and people are getting lazier about protecting themselves.
17 May 2017

Many firms, individuals slow to patch security vulnerabilities

Digital Insurance
As the fallout from the WannaCry ransomware attack continues to be felt around the world today, a new study has an ominous warning for companies and individuals: the threat is growing and people are getting lazier about protecting themselves.
17 May 2017

Survey: Unpatched Windows OS on the Rise

Dark Reading
Despite the rise in vulnerabilities, the percentage of unpatched Windows operating systems grew in the first quarter compared to the previous year.
16 May 2017

Many firms, individuals slow to patch security vulnerabilities

Information Management
As the fallout from the WannaCry ransomware attack continues to be felt around the world today, a new study has an ominous warning for companies and individuals: the threat is growing and people are getting lazier about protecting themselves.
16 May 2017

Flexera issues new warning about future ransomware attacks

Cambridge Network
As the fallout from the #WannaCry ransomware attack continues to reverberate around the world, a new report by software vulnerability and patch management expert, Flexera, has an ominous warning for companies and individuals: the threat is growing – and people are getting lazier about protecting themselves.
16 May 2017

Ransomware the new normal for internet

The Australian
The WannaCry ransomware is likely to cause more damage before it subsides and the global impact of the attack could be the “new normal” in the cybersecurity game.
16 May 2017

Vulnerabilities are increasing

Digitalisation World
New Secunia Research@Flexera Country Report reveals the number of OS vulnerabilities is increasing, while users are losing ground patching them.
16 May 2017

WannaCrypt is Making Businesses Wanna Cry: expert insight from Flexera Software

ITAM Channel
WannaCrypt, which infected companies and organizations across the planet this weekend, spread by exploiting an unpatched, critical SMBv1 vulnerability in Microsoft Windows
15 May 2017

OS vulnerabilities up -- Patches down

Beta News
f the WannaCrypt ransomware attack of the last few days has taught us anything it should be the importance of patching systems to guard against attack.
15 May 2017

Flexera issues new warning about future ransomware attacks like WannaCry: Vulnerabilities are Increasing, and Users aren't Patching as Diligently

Cyber Parse
New Secunia Research@Flexera Country Report reveals the number of OS vulnerabilities is increasing, while users are losing ground patching them.
15 May 2017

In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination

Biz Edge NZ
The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the Wannacry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organisations in other countries over the weekend.
15 May 2017

In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination

Future Five NZ
The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the Wannacry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organisations in other countries over the weekend.
15 May 2017

In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination

IT Brief AU
The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the Wannacry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organisations in other countries over the weekend.
15 May 2017

In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination

Channel Life NZ
The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the Wannacry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organisations in other countries over the weekend.
15 May 2017

WannaCrypt is Making Businesses Wanna Cry: expert insight from Flexera Software

Australian Security
WannaCrypt, which infected companies and organisations across the planet this weekend, spread by exploiting an unpatched, critical SMBv1 vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
15 May 2017

What is the WannaCry ransomware, and why should organizations be concerned?

SD Times

There’s a new ransomware attack that has affected several organizations globally, and although it’s slow-moving, security experts are urging companies to keep their antivirus programs up-to-date, as well as their software.

15 May 2017

WannaCry ransomware prompts legacy MS17-010 patch

Tech Target
Microsoft responds to WannaCry ransomware with an MS17-010 patch for legacy systems as new ransomware variants spread to more countries around the globe.
15 May 2017

WannaCry Ransomware Lives on Despite Kill Switch, Microsoft Patches

eSecurity Planet
New versions of the malware are already spreading as the cat-and-mouse game continues.
15 May 2017

In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination

IT Brief NZ
The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the Wannacry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organisations in other countries over the weekend.
15 May 2017

Ransomware defence guide

Bit (Business IT)
Six steps to protecting your PC or network against WannaCry and other ransomware.
15 May 2017

Small business most vulnerable to cyber attack: government

Australian Financial Review
The global ransomware attack has exposed fears Australian small businesses is most vulnerable to online scams and hacking, with the Turnbull government and key lobby groups urging owners to beef up their cyber security.
15 May 2017

In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination

Channel Life AU
The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the Wannacry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organisations in other countries over the weekend.
15 May 2017

In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination

Educators NZ
The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the Wannacry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organisations in other countries over the weekend.
15 May 2017

Worst yet to come as WannaCry ransomware teaches hard lessons on the dangers of skimping on patching

CSO
Savings from keeping old and unpatched OSes are no savings at all
15 May 2017

Volume of Unpatched UK Systems Grows in Q1

Info Security
Unpatched systems and newly discovered OS vulnerabilities both increased in Q1 2017 in the UK, according to timely new stats from Flexera Software.
15 May 2017

Key Data Insights On This Year's 2017 Moxie Award Nominees

Built in Chicago
It’s that time of year again--time for the Moxie Awards, presented by Built in Chicago. Each year the Moxie Awards recognize and celebrate Chicago’s diverse tech ecosystem.
15 May 2017

Australia spared the worst of WannaCry

Technology Decisions
Australia has so far been spared the worst of what is being called the worst ransomware outbreak to date, but the threat from the attack is far from over.
11 May 2017

Unpatched “Denial of Service” Vulnerability within Microsoft Windows – A Different Perspective

IT Security Guru

Recently, Secunia Research discovered a “Denial of Service” (DoS) vulnerability within Microsoft Windows. It is triggered through a stack exhaustion during the Type 1 font processing within the Adobe Type Manager Font Driver library (AMTFD.dll), which results in a crash of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

11 May 2017

Unpatched “Denial of Service” Vulnerability within Microsoft Windows – A Different Perspective

IT Security Guru
Recently, Secunia Research discovered a “Denial of Service” (DoS) vulnerability within Microsoft Windows. It is triggered through a stack exhaustion during the Type 1 font processing within the Adobe Type Manager Font Driver library (AMTFD.dll), which results in a crash of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
9 May 2017

2017 Moxie Awards: Best Company Culture

Built in Chicago

It's on: Built In Chicago’s Moxie Awards have returned, and this year the local tech community has nominated another stellar group of tech companies and startups across 14 award categories. Check out the finalists for Best Company Culture below — and make sure to vote for a winner here. 

9 May 2017

2017 Moxie Awards: CEO of the Year

Built in Chicago

It's on: Built In Chicago’s Moxie Awards have returned, and this year the local tech community has nominated another stellar group of tech companies and startups across 14 award categories. Check out the finalists for CEO of the Year below — and make sure to vote for a winner here. 

4 May 2017

It's on: Meet the 2017 Moxie Awards finalists

Built in Chicago

Forget the Oscars. Be part of Chicago tech’s red-carpet moment at the 2017 Moxie Awards, where your vote helps honor the entrepreneurs and companies that push our ecosystem forward.

24 April 2017

Businesses need to be more licence savvy

IT Pro Portal
SAP UK vs. Diageo UK should trigger companies to take action… Now!
17 April 2017

Privately held companies (2017)

Crain's
Crain's exclusive listing of the largest privately held companies in the Chicago area, based on revenue.
5 April 2017

Flexera’s Enterprise Solution First to Integrate IT Asset & Security Management

Tech Recur
Flexera Vulnerability Intelligence Manager Now Leverages FlexNet Manager Suite Inventory Data, Helping Security Teams Reduce Hacker Vulnerability Exploits