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30 November 2017

Experts Speak: Building a Business Case for an Online Community

Website Magazine
Branded online communities can provide internal and external stakeholders a place to communicate to better themselves or their businesses, but getting the go-ahead to launch these digital meeting places can be difficult at best. 
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.
17 November 2017

Software Licensing Market 2017 with Focus on Opportunities, Gross Margin Analysis, Business Strategy and Trends by Forecast 2023

Industry Today
Market Research Future published a research report on “Software Licensing Market Research Report- Global Forecast 2023” – Market Analysis, Scope, Stake, Progress, Trends and Forecast to 2023.
15 November 2017

New software monetisation release focuses on growth, speed and agility for businesses moving to SaaS

IoT Now
Flexera has unveiled a new Software Monetisation module empowering software suppliers to strategically grow their software business. FlexNet Customer Growth helps software suppliers truly assess if their customers are getting value from their products and forecast renewals more accurately – all in a personalised, graphical dashboard.
14 November 2017

Flexera’s New Software Monetization Release Focuses on Customer Growth, Driving Speed and Agility for Suppliers Moving to SaaS and Subscription

Sector Publishing Intelligence
Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today unveiled a new module empowering software suppliers to strategically grow their software business.   helps software suppliers truly assess if their customers are getting value from their products and forecast renewals more accurately – all in a personalized, graphical dashboard.
14 November 2017

Flexera's New Software Monetization Release Focuses on Customer Growth Driving Speed and Agility for Suppliers Moving to SaaS and Subscription

IT Briefing Net
Flexera, the company that's reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today unveiled a new Software Monetization module empowering software suppliers to strategically grow their software business.  FlexNet Customer Growth helps software suppliers truly assess if their customers are getting value from their products and forecast renewals more accurately – all in a personalized, graphical dashboard.
13 November 2017

What can we expect from the next generation of software business models?

ITAM Channel
The software industry is changing at a startling pace. From virtualisation to the cloud to the Internet of Things (IoT), what software buyers expect and demand from their software investment is drastically different than it was in years past.
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.
10 November 2017

Is it too late to stop the next ransomware attack?

CSO
Ransomware attacks are increasingly turning into a game of wack-a-mole; Bad Rabbit is rapidly spreading around Europe as the world is still recovering from WannaCry, NotPetya and more.  While vulnerabilities are increasing, users are not patching quickly enough. 
10 November 2017

What can we expect from the next generation of software business models?

IoT Now
The software industry is changing at a startling pace. From virtualisation to the cloud to the Internet of Things (IoT), what software buyers expect and demand from their software investment is drastically different than it was in years past.
10 November 2017

What can we expect from the next generation of software business models?

IoT Now
The software industry is changing at a startling pace. From virtualisation to the cloud to the Internet of Things (IoT), what software buyers expect and demand from their software investment is drastically different than it was in years past.
9 November 2017

Free open source risk check with InstallShield

IT Wire
Flexera is offering a free subscription to FlexNet Code Aware to its InstallShield customers.
9 November 2017

The next generation of software business models

The C Suite
The software industry is changing at a startling pace. From virtualisation to the cloud to the Internet of Things (IoT), what software buyers expect and demand from their software investment is drastically different than it was in years past.
9 November 2017

Monetization and Cloud Deployment

Software Magazine
As more independent software vendors (ISVs) accept cloud deployment options, proper monetization is essential. Software monetization tools ensure software infrastructure possesses the proper licensing controls for software and software-driven devices to be priced fairly.
9 November 2017

Monetization and Cloud Deployment

Software Magazine
As more independent software vendors (ISVs) accept cloud deployment options, proper monetization is essential. Software monetization tools ensure software infrastructure possesses the proper licensing controls for software and software-driven devices to be priced fairly.
7 November 2017

Flexera Offers Free Open Source Security Subscription to Celebrate InstallShield’s 30th Anniversary

Cyber Parse
Still leading in innovation after 30 years, InstallShield offer helps 100,000+ developers lower vulnerability and compliance risksMaidenhead,
7 November 2017

Flexera Offers Free Open Source Security Subscription to Celebrate InstallShield’s 30th Anniversary

Global Security Magazine
Flexera announced an unprecedented open source security offer for InstallShield owners, in celebration of its 30th anniversary. InstallShield is the industry standard for development teams creating Windows desktop, server and cloud installers on more than 500 million devices. It has consistently set the global standard for automated Microsoft Windows software installation solutions since 1987, and continues to drive reliability for software suppliers and buyers.
7 November 2017

Flexera Offers Free Open Source Security Subscription to Celebrate InstallShield's 30th Anniversary

IT Briefing Net
Flexera, the company that's reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today announced an unprecedented open source security offer for InstallShield owners, in celebration of its 30th anniversary.  InstallShield is the industry standard for development teams creating Windows desktop, server and cloud installers on more than 500 million devices.  It has consistently set the global standard for automated Microsoft Windows software installation solutions since 1987, and continues to drive reliability for software suppliers and buyers.
27 October 2017

Study Examines Open Source Risks in Enterprise Software

ADT Mag
Amid increasing reports of cyberattacks and data breaches, open source security company Flexera has published the results of a study examining the risk of using vulnerable open source code in enterprise applications and systems.
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.
24 October 2017

Flexera issues warning about Cyberattacks

App Developer Magazine
How Open Source software vulnerabilities for IoT and are causing rifts in overall enterprise security.
20 October 2017

Security Central: Open Source Risks Examined

Channel Futures
This week’s Security Central takes an interesting look at the risks of open source practices.
19 October 2017

Focusing on Healthcare Open Source Security Awareness

HIT Infrastructure
Awareness of healthcare open source security is critical especially when organizations haven't clarified who is in charge of policies and compliance.
18 October 2017

Companies Turn a Blind Eye to Open Source Risk

DZone
Warning about cyberattacks like the Equifax breach: they’re probably just the first known victim.
18 October 2017

Companies Turn Blind Eye to Open Source Security Risks

Linux Insider
Many software developers and enterprise users have been lax or oblivious to the need to properly manage open source software, suggest survey results Flexera released Tuesday.
18 October 2017

Why Open Source Security Matters for Healthcare Orgs

Health IT Security
A recent survey indicates lagging open source security, which could have an impact on healthcare covered entities and business associates.
18 October 2017

Companies overlook risks in open source software

Beta News
Open source code helps software suppliers to be nimble and build products faster, but a new report reveals hidden software supply chain risks of open source that all software suppliers and IoT manufacturers should know about.
17 October 2017

Flexera Issues Warning about Cyberattacks Like the Equifax Breach: They're Probably Just the First Known Victim

IT News
New “Fact or Fiction” report shines light on risk in the software supply chain: Open source code is everywhere, but vendors don’t know the risk
17 October 2017

Companies overlook risks in open source software

Last Minute Geek
Open source code helps software suppliers to be nimble and build products faster, but a new report reveals hidden software supply chain risks of open source that all software suppliers and IoT manufacturers should know about.
17 October 2017

Flexera issues warning about cyberattacks like the Equifax Breach: they’re probably just the first known victim

IoT Global Network
As 143 million Equifax consumers continue to pick up the pieces from stolen Social Security numbers, birth dates, drivers’ licenses, addresses and credit card numbers, Flexera has another warning – expect a long tail of incidents and breaches in the months and years to come.
17 October 2017

Flexera Issues Warning about Cyberattacks Like the Equifax Breach: They’re Probably Just the First Known Victim

Global Security Magazine
As 143 million Equifax consumers continue to pick up the pieces from stolen Social Security numbers, birth dates, drivers’ licenses, addresses and credit card numbers, Flexera has another warning – expect a long tail of incidents and breaches in the months and years to come.
17 October 2017

Flexera issues warning about cyberattacks like the Equifax Breach: they’re probably just the first known victim

IoT Now
As 143 million Equifax consumers continue to pick up the pieces from stolen Social Security numbers, birth dates, drivers’ licenses, addresses and credit card numbers, Flexera has another warning – expect a long tail of incidents and breaches in the months and years to come.
17 October 2017

Companies turn a blind eye to open source risk

Help Net Security
Though open source software (OSS) helps software suppliers be nimble and build products faster, there are hidden software supply chain risks all software suppliers and IoT manufacturers should know about.
17 October 2017

Companies Overlook Risks in Open Source Software, Survey Finds

Slash Dot
Open source code helps software suppliers to be nimble and build products faster, but a new report reveals hidden software supply chain risks of open source that all software suppliers and IoT manufacturers should know about.
17 October 2017

Survey: Equifax Hack Highlights Open Source Insecurity

Enterprise Tech
With open source software accounting for more than half of some products, process gaps are emerging for managing security.
17 October 2017

Companies overlook risks in open source software

Beta News
Open source code helps software suppliers to be nimble and build products faster, but a new report reveals hidden software supply chain risks of open source that all software suppliers and IoT manufacturers should know about.
10 October 2017

Hackers “strut” in again at Equifax… What stopped the patch?

IT Pro Portal
Taking the necessary steps to prevent a security breach can help protect your organisation, its reputation and your clients.
4 October 2017

How to Choose Open Source Software Components

Developer
In only a decade or so, Open Source Software (OSS) has completely changed how software development is done.
1 October 2017

Securing the IIoT

Environmental Engineering
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be gigantic with the potential to be orders of magnitude larger than those of connected office and home IT systems.
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.
21 September 2017

Equifax will be first of many victims of Apache Struts vulnerability, says cyber specialist

IFSEC Global
Equifax is “probably just the first known victim” of a software vulnerability that could take years to remedy, a top cyber expert has warned.
20 September 2017

Flexera Software Acquires BDNA for Undisclosed Sum

News Center
Flexera Software announced that it has acquired enterprise IT startup BDNA. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
19 September 2017

Equifax and its 143m customers just the ‘first known victims’

Security Brief NZ
The colossal breach in Equifax’s soft underbelly has made headlines around the world of late, largely because of the monumental amount of personal data involved – up to 143 million customers.
19 September 2017

Equifax and its 143m customers just the ‘first known victims’

Security Brief AU
The colossal breach in Equifax’s soft underbelly has made headlines around the world of late, largely because of the monumental amount of personal data involved – up to 143 million customers.
19 September 2017

Equifaxis is hackers' first to fall victim

Scoop NZ
Hackers “Strut” in Again… And Equifax (and 143 million customers) is probably just the first to fall victim
19 September 2017

Equifax and its 143m customers just the ‘first known victims’

Security Brief Asia
The colossal breach in Equifax’s soft underbelly has made headlines around the world of late, largely because of the monumental amount of personal data involved – up to 143 million customers.
19 September 2017

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

Sync Ni
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. 
19 September 2017

Term Sheet -- Tuesday, September 19

Fortune
Flexera agreed to acquire BDNA, a Mountain View, Calif.-based enterprise technology data provider. Financial terms are not being disclosed.
15 September 2017

Flexera makes power play with BDNA acquisition

IT Brief NZ
Flexera has signed an agreement to acquire BDNA, which the company says will make it the world's largest technology asset data platform.
15 September 2017

Flexera makes power play with BDNA acquisition

IT Brief AU
Flexera has signed an agreement to acquire BDNA, which the company says will make it the world's largest technology asset data platform.
13 September 2017

Flexera buys BDNA for bigger tech asset data play

Reseller News
Acquires BDNA for technology assets data platform
13 September 2017

Flexera buys BDNA for bigger tech asset data play

ARN
Acquires BDNA for technology assets data platform
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

The Software Industry is Changing: Time to Future-Proof Your Software Business Mode

Channel Futures
Software buyers are changing. Here's what you need to know to future-proof your business model.
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.
4 September 2017

Application development

Professional Security
Companies spend billions of dollars on new software application development, writes Jeff Luszcz, pictured, Vice President of Product Management at software firm Flexera.
31 August 2017

Artifex v. Hancom: Open Source is Now an Enforceable Contract

Linux.com
The U.S. District Court recently ruled in favor of Artifex – developer of Ghostscript which is an open-source PDF interpreter and against Hancom Office – a South Korean developer of  ”office” apps.  The Northern District of California said that General Public License (GPL) can be treated like a legal contract, and developers can sue if the obligations of these licenses are not followed.
29 August 2017

6 Ways Online Communities Boost Business

Social Media Today
How do online communities help business? It's a simple question without simple answers.
14 August 2017

Software CEOs unfamiliarity with open source and third-party use Places Banking and Financial Sector Businesses at Risk

Payments Journal

Times have changed in the software industry, and the management and best practices methods that were used just 10 years ago are no longer sufficient to protect your software product from new threats.

11 August 2017

The subscription economy: Innovative IoT providers move to Opex revenue

TechTarget's IoT Agenda

Hardware goods fall victim to the slim margins of commoditization. Fortunately for IoT providers, value-added software enhancements can significantly extend the use of devices and increase monetization options.

8 August 2017

Software Composition Analysis Helps Keep Industrial IoT Secure

Environmental Engineering

Analysis of open software components can help combat IIoT cyber crime.

2 August 2017

The Roadmap for Successfully Managing Open Source Software Vulnerabilities and Licensing

Linux.com

If Heartbleed has taught us anything, it’s that third-party security and compliance risks are dangerously threatening the integrity of the softwaresupply chain.

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.
1 July 2017

What hardware manufacturers could learn from BlackBerry

Manufacturing Global
It wasn’t very long ago that BlackBerry’s former owner was being hauled over hot coals for the company’s lackluster approach to all things software.
1 July 2017

Software CEO's unfamiliarity with open source and third-party use places bnaking and financial sector businesses at risk

Global Banking & Finance Review

Times have changed in the software industry, and the management and best practices methods that were used just 10 years ago are no longer sufficient to protect your software product from new threats.

27 June 2017

Hardware manufacturers could learn from Blackberry's reinvention

Electronic Specifier
It wasn't very long ago that Blackberry's former owner was being hauled over hot coals for the company's lackluster approach to all things software.
25 June 2017

2017 Top Workplaces Ranking

Mercury News
Learn what makes these Top Workplaces so amazing
31 May 2017

A new formula for IoT security is risk equals probability multiplied by loss

IoT Now
The climate of fear surrounding IoT security suggests that it is different to standard IT or internet security but in reality, the fundamentals of securing things are no different to securing servers or personal data. What is different, though, finds George Malim is that in IoT the stakes in terms of the potential damage security breaches can cause are often raised.
27 May 2017

Executive Insights on IoT Today

DZone
Looking to implement an IoT solution? Here's some advice from those who have come before: start small, have a strategy, and focus on a problem to solve, not the tech.
23 May 2017

Flexera adds recurring revenue engine and drives subscriptions for SaaS, IoT and ISVs

Cambridge Network
Flexera ‘s FlexNet Operations is the first software monetization solution to include renewal management.
22 May 2017

IoT: Applications, Protocols, and Best Practices

DZone
The Internet of Things industry is growing rapidly; it has been predicted to exceed $470 billion by the year 2020. As the industry grows, it is exciting see a whole new field of intersectional technologies rubbing shoulders with IoT, such as AI, Big Data, and machine learning.
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.
12 May 2017

Developers Go from Zero to Hero with FlexNet Code Aware

Vigilance
Flexera has announced it’s reimagining software supply chain safety. Flexera’s the first-in-industry to embed open source security into the heart of the software development build process with automatic analysis detection.
11 May 2017

Flexera Reimagines Software Supply Chain Safety – Embeds Open Source Security Scanning into Software Development Build Process

Global Security Mag

Flexera announced it’s reimagining software supply chain safety. Flexera’s the first-in-industry to embed open source security into the heart of the software development build process with automatic analysis detection. It will help keep the software supply chain secure by enabling 100,000 developers around the world to sell clean products, free of open source vulnerabilities and license compliance risk.

11 May 2017

Flexera reimagines software supply chain safety

Cambridge Network

Flexera, the company that’s reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured, announced today it’s reimagining software supply chain safety. Flexera’s the first-in-industry to embed open source security into the heart of the software development build process with automatic analysis detection.

10 May 2017

Flexera’s new solution embeds open-source security scanning in development build process

SD Times

Flexera is reimagining its software supply chain safety by embedding open-source security directly into the software development build process. In order to keep the software supply chain secure, the company announced its new FlexNet Code Aware product, which is an automated, open-source risk assessment and package discovery solution that lets developers quickly scan products for security and IP compliance risks.

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.

1 May 2017

Build 2017: Better Together

SD Times

The way organizations build software has changed dramatically. The software development lifecycle is morphing from a series of independent steps – gather requirements, write code, test code, build, fix, build, and ultimately deploy to production — into a series of interconnected, continuous loops that bring all stakeholders in from beginning to end.

28 April 2017

Ignorance of open source law is no defense

Lawyers Weekly

General counsels (GC) – be they from software/IoT corporations, or organisations that develop their own software – and law firms (that advise on IT, Intellectual Property, IoT and security) need to beware.

27 April 2017

Microsoft Build Partners

SD Times

Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and security, enhancing the value they derive from their software.

27 April 2017

Flexera: Ensure Safe, Secure Software Products

SD Times

Software developers use a lot of third-party software today, much of which is open source.  As software designs continue to become more modular, the use of third-party software is increasing.

24 April 2017

Your CEO’s Obliviousness about Open Source is Endangering Your Business

Linux.com
The consequences are easily recognizable; you remember the lucrative software product whose vendor was compelled to shelf it.  You probably also remember the insidious software vulnerability that harmed millions of unsuspecting users (Heartbleed, anyone?).
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.
6 April 2017

How to inoculate the Internet of Medical Things from hacking

Health Data Management
There’s no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) provides critical security challenges for healthcare organizations that need to be addressed.
4 April 2017

As the internet of things turns: Stop grey market counterfeiting once and for all

IoT Agenda
By now, everyone has of course heard of the internet of things.
20 March 2017

CEO’s ignorance of open source software use places their business at risk

Today's CEO
The sagas are well-known – the software vendor that was forced to take a profitable software product off the market. 
14 March 2017

The DZone Guide to the Internet of Things

DZone
First there were long and short buzzes on a wire, then an imaginary tape with read/write head and some memory, then some noise-clearing discretization of those buzzes…then runaway fissile chain-reactions threatened and computers had to talk to one another even if a few of them died.
14 March 2017

How IoT Device Manufacturers Can Combat Gray Market Risks

Manufacturing Business Technology
According to Gartner, by 2020 there will be about 20.8 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices in circulation.
7 March 2017

The Hidden Risk Of Open Source Software: The Law

Law 360
The legal profession has an old saying: Ignorance of the law is no defense.
6 March 2017

Additional IoT Considerations for 2017

DZone
With more data from IoT devices some more questions, like: Where are the data scientists, who owns the data, are we collecting the data for just the present?
3 March 2017

IoT Skills For Developers

DZone
Know the impact of data, how databases work, and how data applies to the real world to help solve business problems or improve the customer experience.
2 March 2017

The Industry's Concerns With IoT

DZone
Security of IoT devices is the greatest concern given the amount of data the devices are collecting the the number of end points that can be compromised.
2 March 2017

Three Years after Heartbleed, How Vulnerable Are You?

Dark Reading
You may have a problem lurking in your open source components and not know it. Start making a list…
1 March 2017

The Future of IoT

DZone
Among the predictions: Edge computing will handle more data to provide more real-time, actionable insights. Blockchain will end up with IoT, but it isn't there yet.
28 February 2017

Hindrances to IoT's Success

DZone
The lack of a strategy, taking on too much at once, and concerns with security are all preventing people and companies from fully unleashing IoT's potential.
27 February 2017

Problems Being Solved by IoT

DZone
Virtually every industry, including transportation and logistics, self-driving cars, and energy and utilities, are looking to IoT to improve performance and solve problems.