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    Windows 10: If Compatibility Is Not a Problem, What Is?

    In this Windows IT Pro Virtual Trade Show (VTS) webinar, Mike O’Connor, Senior Solution Engineer, Flexera Software, provides guidance for some of the most common types of application…

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    Checklist for Cloud Infrastructure Management Solutions

    Read this white paper to learn the essential capabilities for a cloud infrastructure management solution that helps IT Operations, Finance, and Procurement teams more effectively control c…

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    How To Bridge The Gaps Left By Vulnerability Scanning Software

    Learn how Flexera addresses important gaps in traditional vulnerability management tools: the assessment and remediation of vulnerabilities on software and systems running on clients and s…

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    Normalized Software Inventory Data

    Gaining insight into and control of your IT assets, especially your software assets, is essential to success in today’s technology-driven business environment. With FlexNet Normalize…

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    Transform ServiceNow™ into an Enterprise App Store

    AppBroker™ Software for ServiceNow® transforms the ServiceNow Service Catalog into a universal enterprise app store that automates governance over software license compliance and…

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    Vulnerability Intelligence: Incorporating the Most Critical Component of a Full Compliance Solution

    This white paper will discuss the key elements of Software Vulnerability Management and how a properly deployed solution based on Vulnerability Intelligence will help organizations to main…

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    Three Steps to Securing Software Patches

    This white paper demonstrates why vulnerability management is so important today, provides eye-opening statistics, and offers a risk reduction plan.

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    Human Change Management – the Overlooked Aspect of a Successful Software Asset Management Program

    Learn how human change management enables organizations to keep SAM projects moving forward to realize business value at each stage of maturity.

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    Maximizing Value in Software and Cloud Services Procurement

    Learn how Software License Optimization empowers IT Procurement, sourcing, and vendor management.

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    Windows 10: The OS For All Platforms: Game Changing Strategies for Implementing Windows 10

    Read this Redmond Magazine “GameChanger” White Paper to learn how Windows 10 will transform the way IT professionals manage and support everything from desktop PCs to tablets t…

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    Hardware Asset Management and its Importance for Software License Optimization

    Read this white paper to learn how to manage hardware assets and collect the hardware data needed for software license optimization.

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    The Foundation of a Successful ITAM Program - In 5 Not So Easy Steps

    Read the white paper to learn about the 5 key steps to building a solid ITAM foundation within your organization.

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    Requirements for Selecting a Universal Enterprise App Store

    Microsoft MVP and technology expert Brien Posey authors this white paper which details seven key requirements to consider when selecting a Universal Enterprise App Store.

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    The Need for Visibility and Control of Software Assets

    Read this white paper to learn from KPMG and Flexera Software about why companies are overspending on software licensing, how software license optimization can lead to big savings, and whi…

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    Software License Optimization for the Datacenter

    Read the Software License Optimization for the Datacenter white paper to learn how FlexNet Manager Suite meets all of the requirements for optimized license management in the datacenter, s…

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    Software Monetization Maturity Model

    Learn how to fuel growth with product innovation, new revenue streams, higher renewal rates and more efficient operations.

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    Windows 10 Application Compatibility

    Microsoft MVP Brien Posey, describes challenges enterprises will face when upgrading to Windows 10, and how application compatibility is a key in upgrade process.

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    Application Rationalization: Preparing for the Move to Windows 10 and Beyond

    Microsoft MVP Brien Posey, defines Application Rationalization and discusses why it is critical in getting your application house in order for Windows 10.

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    The Enterprise Application Lifecycle: It’s Costing You More Than You Know

    In this informative white paper, industry expert and founder of Techvangelism, Nick Cavalancia, outlines how to gain control over applications, improve IT efficiency, lower cost and reduce…

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    Rethink Your Software Monetization Strategy

    This white paper offers insight on how application producers can introduce a subscription licensing model into their software monetization strategy to maximize revenue generation and offer…

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    The BYOD Trojan Horse: Dangerous Mobile App Behaviors & Back-Door Security Risks

    In this latest research report, Flexera Software with input from IDC’s Amy Konary, research vice president – software licensing and provision at IDC looks at whether enterprise…

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    Application Usage Management Report: The Third Industrial Revolution

    The Application Usage Management survey was conducted by Flexera Software with input from IDC’s Amy Konary, research vice president – software licensing and provisioning at IDC…

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    Plugging Revenue Leaks from the ERP Gap: A Revenue Opportunity for Application Producers

    This white paper explains how ERP systems were built to handle physical assets, not digital goods and provides recommendations for alternative software licensing and compliance solutions.…

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    Tamper Resistant Application Fortifies Your Defense Against Hacking

    To help software producers minimize piracy risk and maximize revenue, Flexera Software’s enhanced tamper-resistant application capability provides additional security layers to forti…

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    Profiting from the Transition to Physical + Digital Solutions

    Network equipment providers’ core business model is under pressure due to a combination of business and technology trends impacting the telecommunications industry. This white paper…

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    Executive Summary: When Applications Attack

    During a live Webinar, Rod Trent, Engagement Director of Penton Technology Group, discussed the evolving IT landscape and the need for organizations to develop effective application manage…

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    Best Practices for Mobile Application Management: Mitigating Mobile App Risk to Ensure Safe, Reliable Deployments

    This paper describes the unique challenges associated with maintaining mobile Application Readiness. It discusses how the six-step Flexera Software Application Readiness process can enable…

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    Best Practices for Governance and Compliance using an Enterprise App Store

    Learn how an enterprise app store can reduce license compliance risks and license fees, while increasing the ROI of the application portfolio. Define and implement a strategy for an enter…

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    Achieving Application Readiness Maturity

    This paper presents the six-step Application Readiness process and describes a four-level maturity model to assess an organization’s maturity of that process. It describes how Flexe…

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    A Smart Strategy for Windows Server 2003

    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 will reach its end-of-life by July 2015, and servers will no longer be receiving security updates, leaving critical business systems vulnerable to attacks.

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    Increase ROI by Integrating an Enterprise App Store with Your Software License Optimization Solution

    Learn how enterprise app stores can increase the ROI of the app portfolio plus additional insights into the value enterprises can derive from integrating an app store with a Software Licen…

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    Curing the SAP Overpayment Syndrome

    Learn how your organization can continue to tap the power of SAP solutions while reducing software costs and license compliance risk for Named User and Package licenses. Read the white pap…

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    IDC Technology Spotlight: Application Readiness in Today’s Heterogeneous IT Environment

    This Technology Spotlight examines the importance of leveraging effective Software Distribution practices in today's increasingly complex and dispersed enterprise IT environment.

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    Worldwide Software Pricing and Licensing 2014 Top 10 Predictions

    Read this report to get an overview of IDC's top 10 predictions for software licensing and pricing and a description of the ways that these predictions will impact IT buyers. Also included…

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    The New World of Global Electronic Software Distribution: Sophisticated, Scalable … and Business Smart

    With proper planning, an electronic software delivery system can help a software company improve the customer experience and operational efficiencies. Today’s best solutions simplify…

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    Crowdsourcing Offers Innovative Approach to Reducing IT Costs

    Integrating the capabilities of a Software License Optimization solution with those of an enterprise app portal software solution provides users one place to go to get software and gives t…

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    Integrate Software License Optimization and IT Service Management to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Costs

    Get an overview of the capabilities of IT Service Management (ITSM) and Software License Optimization solutions and how the enterprise can integrate them to eliminate waste, increase effic…

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    2013 Application Usage Management Report Consumerization of IT: Opportunities & Risks

    The 2013 Application Usage Management survey was conducted by Flexera Software with input from IDC’s Software Pricing and Licensing Research division under the direction of Amy…

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    Grow and Differentiate your Device (Hardware) Business

    This white paper explores some of the evolutionary drivers and provides guidance on how to navigate the shift from a device-centric to a more solution-centric, feature-based licensing mode…

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    State of the Cloud Computing Marketplace

    This white paper analyzes the popularity of cloud computing with software publishers. The paper also explores new pricing models developed by cloud providers—including usage-based li…

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    Meet the BYOD, 'Computing Anywhere' Challenge—License Management for Desktop Virtualization

    Learn how organizations can ensure license compliance and control software costs when implementing virtual desktops.

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    The Fastest Way to Microsoft App-V 5.0 - Creating, Managing and Reliably Deploying App-V 5.0

    AdminStudio Suite is the quickest way to take advantage of App-V 5.0. Whether you have a legacy installer, an .MSI package or an App-V 4.5/4.6 package, AdminStudio can make the creating…

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    How Intelligent Device Manufacturers Are Using Embedded Software to Grow Revenue

    This white paper describes how you can use electronic licensing to protect and enhance your high-tech devices as well as how to distribute updates and upgrades to already deployed devices.…

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    How to Grow SaaS Revenue, Profits and Market Share with Use-Appropriate Software Licensing and Pricing

    The initial wave of software-as-a-service (SaaS) was characterized by “one-size-fits-all” pricing. This was largely because SaaS vendors were out to pioneer a new market—…

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    "Pay As You Grow" Electronic Licensing

    A practical guide to achieving profitable growth with innovative business and license models for intelligent device manufacturers.

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    Build vs. Buy: Designing an Effective Software Update Solution

    Thinking about building your own updating solutions? Read this white paper first!

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    Five Tips for Delivering Working Software with Agile

    This white paper discusses the five ways that teams can integrate installation into their agile processes, improving application quality, providing for better customer satisfaction and fur…

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    Best Practices for Building Multi-Platform Installers

    This white paper discusses the fundamentals of installation planning and how to manage installation projects according to proven best practices.

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    Getting Maximum Value from Enterprise Software with Application Usage Management

    Application Usage Management for the Enterprise enables you to control the steady influx of new software needed to run the business and gain competitive advantage.

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    Creating a Well-Stocked, Well-Managed Enterprise App Store

    This white paper discusses how a software app portal is a key component of an Application Usage Management strategy by giving employees a consumer-like, self-service experience in gaining…

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    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    What is the role of IT Security and IT Operations in complying with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? This and many other questions are certainly being asked as the date for the e…

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    Best Practices for Enterprise IT Data Quality

    This white paper discusses three core capabilities to accelerate data maturity rapidly and create early wins.

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    When Software Goes Rogue

    In today’s fast-paced world of data, rogue software can run the gamut from unapproved software introduced from BYOD policies to an approved operating system on a server that has pass…

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    5 Data Quality Problems in Every CMDB

    Read this white paper to learn the five data quality problems in every CMDB and what you can do about them.

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    Learn How to Establish an ITAM Program in Less Than 30 Days

    Read this white paper to learn how you can establish an ITAM practice in less than 30 days.

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    Flexera Technopedia and Microsoft SCCM

    Learn how to derive more value from your Microsoft SCCM investment while better understanding your enterprise IT environment.

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    What Security Monster is Lurking in Your IT Closet?

    Learn more about the best practices for Enterprise IT Data quality and how to accelerate data maturity rapidly.

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    Flexera for Security

    Find out how greater visibility into the IT environment enables and reinforces IT security best practices.

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    Fast Track Your Windows 10 Migration

    Learn how to set yourself up for success with your Windows 10 migration.

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    Next-Generation IT Asset Management: Transform IT with Data-Driven ITAM

    This white paper explains how data-driven, Next-generation IT Asset Management best practices can help control costs and mitigate risk through a consolidated and standardized data layer th…

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    6 Ways Flexera Improves Your Cybersecurity Posture

    This white paper highlights how Flexera's unrivaled Technopedia asset information source provides up-to-date market intelligence for a clear, comprehensive, single picture of your agency&r…

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    Bringing a Common Language to Your IT Systems

    Find out how to get all your systems speaking the same language so you can make timely, informed decisions about your IT environment.

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    Leveraging the Benefits of Flexera for ServiceNow®

    Using Flexera with ServiceNow as an integrated solution can save hundreds, or even thousands, of hours in implementation time, as well as potentially millions of dollars in implementation…

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    Taking Control of Software Licensing

    By arming negotiators with good information, most companies can reduce software spending and mitigate the risk of vendor audits and non-compliance.

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    Successful Data Center Consolidation

    Read this white paper to learn how IT asset information can help.

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    Complete IT Asset Information is Key for M&A

    Download the Complete IT Asset Information is Key for M&A white paper to learn how IT asset information can help.

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    Flexera Data Platform

    Learn what Data Platform can do for you.

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    Managing IT Assets in the Cloud

    Read this white paper to learn how to manage your IT assets in the Cloud.

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    The Fastest Path to a Successful Windows 10 Migration

    Learn how to set yourself up for success with your Windows 10 migration.

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    Breaking Away From the Vicious Vendor Audit Cycle

    Learn how by changing a few aspects of how IT technology data is managed, businesses can become proactive in managing their software and hardware assets, literally ending the vicious vendo…

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    Three Ways to Cut the Cost and Pain of a Software License Audit

    This white paper examines the challenges of preparing for a software license audit.

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    7 Steps to Grow Profits in Industrial Automation

    Read the white paper to learn about the 5 key steps to building a solid ITAM foundation within your organization.

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    Managing Non-Microsoft Updates

    This white paper outlines how you can effectively utilize System Center 2012 and take charge of your patching – from one console and without having to add an additional agent in your…

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    Managing Your Intellectual Property Integrity During Merger and Acquisition Transactions

    This white paper offers an overview of Flexera Software’s best practices and methodology for the technical due diligence auditing process.

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    What Every CSO Must Know about Open Source Software

    This white paper offers insight on how organizations Security Teams can partner with Engineering Teams to bridge the gap in application security for open source software.

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    FlexNet Manager Industry Best Practices - Waste Not, Want Not: Software License Tracking and Successful Vendor Relations

    The following article published in Datacenter Management magazine details ways organizations can better negotiate with vendors to optimize their software spending and improve service to en…

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    Managing the Life Cycle of a Suite/Advanced UI Installation

    This white paper offers help in planning a new version of a Suite/Advanced UI installation that may, for example, introduce a new package, upgrade a package, remove a package, replace two…

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    How to Say Goodbye to Windows Server 2003

    This white paper details how organizations need to adopt a repeatable, sustainable pattern for dealing with operating system obsolescence, including Windows Server 2003.

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    Microsoft App-V: What Software Developers Should Know

    Download this white paper to learn about Microsoft App-V and how it is impacting software installation development.

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    Managing IBM Software Licensing Complexity

    Many organizations use IBM software products to manage critical aspects of their business. In mid-sized to large enterprise organizations, IBM products often represent a significant portio…

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    Creating an Enterprise App Store

    Think about the incredible level of convenience technology has brought to your personal life. Ordering books online and downloading it to your iPad or Kindle or downloading music from iTun…

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    MSI Run-Time Logging and Debugging

    The debugging techniques described in this white paper include investigating Windows Installer error codes, generating and interpreting Windows Installer log files, and using the InstallSh…

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    Telecommunications Equipment Providers: Enhancing Customer Satisfaction, and Revenues, with Embedded Software

    This white paper outlines key trends and opportunities influencing telecom and networking equipment providers, and how the FlexNet Producer Suite for Intelligent Device Manufacturers, Flex…

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    Medical Equipment Providers: Speeding Time to Market and Building Revenue Streams with Embedded Software

    Many cost cutting and revenue opportunities exist for medical manufacturers. This white paper outlines key trends and opportunities influencing medical equipment manufacturers, and how the…

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    Enhancing Industrial Automation Solutions with Embedded Software: New Efficiencies and Faster Cycle Times

    This white paper discusses the challenges faced by industrial and building automation providers and showcases how a global building automation company streamlines inventory and reduces cyc…

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    Creating New Value & Revenue Streams with Embedded Software

    This white paper outlines key trends and opportunities influencing electronic test and measurement manufacturers today, and how the FlexNet Producer Suite for Intelligent Device Manufactur…

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    Software License Compliance Management: Optimizing Software Revenue and Customer Satisfaction

    This white paper examines the pros and cons of traditional compliance management approaches, the impact technology has on compliance management, the increasing complexity of software licen…

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    10 Reasons to Buy a Software Licensing & Entitlement Management Solution

    This white paper, authored by Cris Wendt, a Strategy Principal Consultant with Flexera Software, explores the top 10 reasons why most software vendors and intelligent device manu…

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    Ten Steps to Optimizing Your Software Licensing Revenue

    Today’s global technology marketplace is challenging, competitive, and dynamic. In response to these market conditions, technology vendors are re-thinking their business models and p…

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    Software Updates and the Customer Relationship

    Many software vendors, intelligent device manufacturers and enterprises view software updates as an after-thought. Read this white paper for an in-depth look at what constitutes…

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    Going Beyond Email: Marketing Software with Targeted In-Product Messaging

    Learn how to increase software revenue using highly targeted direct messaging.

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    Validating MSI Updates and Patches

    This white paper describes the rules for validating MSI updates and patches and how to address any validation warnings or errors that occur.

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    Types of MSI Custom Actions

    Learn about the types of custom actions supported by Windows Installer, including launching executables, calling DLL or script functions, setting Property-table properties and Directory-ta…

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    Building MSI Updates and Patches

    Learn about the changes you make to a Windows Installer (MSI) installation package for it to behave as the desired type of update or patch.

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    What Installation Authors Need to Know About COM Extraction

    Learn about various types of COM extraction available in InstallShield and how-to switch between methods.

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    Using Chained MSI Packages to Componentize Your Windows Installer Setup

    Written by David Cole, Senior Software Engineer at IBM, this white paper describes using chained .msi packages in InstallShield and MSI 4.5 to componentize a setup. You will learn how…

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    MSI Sequences and Standard Actions

    Learn about Windows Installer sequences and the built-in actions that make up a typical MSI installation program.

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    MSI Installation Design Issues and Best Practices

    Learn about several techniques and design issues to always consider when working with different parts of the Windows Installer (MSI) technology. Also available in Japanese.

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    Fixing Design-Time Validation Errors

    This white paper discusses different types of validation, including build warnings and errors, Internal Consistency Evaluator (ICE) validation, and update and patch validation.

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    Designing an Update-Friendly MSI Installation

    Learn expert tips for how to design an MSI setup to best prepare it for future upgrades.

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    Agile Practices and Installation Development

    Learn about how installation development is increasingly integrated into agile development practices. Agile processes are characterized by multiple iterations and frequent delivery of work…

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    Migrating InstallShield Multiplatform Projects to InstallAnywhere White Paper

    Introduction In order to ease the transition between products for our customers, we’ve added Project Manifest functionality to the InstallShield MultiPlatform and InstallAnywhere pro…

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    Customizing Your Uninstaller

    Learn how to build customized uninstallers to control the removal of products and features.

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    Building Console and Silent Installers

    Learn best practices for building crossplatform installers in console mode (for command-line-driven installations) and silent installations (for working with limited or no user interaction…

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    Shell vs. Java: Overcoming the Challenges of Shell Scripting for UNIX Installations

    Learn about the difficulties with attempting to develop UNIX installations using shell scripts, and how Java is being used as a successful alternative to shell scripting.

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    Introducing Merge Modules

    This white paper discusses the benefits of Merge Modules and the different Merge Module types.

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    Creating InstallAnywhere Installations for Hybrid (32-Bit & 64-Bit) Windows Applications

    Introduction This document describes how to create InstallAnywhere™ installations for hybrid applications, which include both 32-bit and 64-bit native Windows code. These application…

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    Strategic License Management

    Maximizing the Return on Your Software Investment

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    Stretching the Software Budget

    A practical guide to Software License Optimization.

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    Oracle License Management Best Practices

    Oracle has complex licensing rules which they enforce rigorously. This white paper presents a number of Oracle license management best practices to help you control software costs, maintai…

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    Inevitable Events

    Learn how to avoid costly fire drills and substantially improve software ROI by proactively managing your Oracle licenses.

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    Introducing Software License Optimization White Paper

    Learn from Forrester about a radical new license management approach that supersedes hardware-based asset management.

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    What Does it Take to Achieve Software License Optimization?

    Learn how organizations can achieve software license optimization success.

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    Moving Up the Software License Optimization Maturity Curve to Drive Business Value

    Learn about the business value of software asset management (SAM) and license optimization at each level of maturity and why achieving the Optimized level brings the highest ROI.

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    Maximize Software Cost Savings

    This white paper discusses the key strategies used to maximize savings on software licenses and maintenance. It covers license reharvesting, recycling and the application of product use ri…

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    Accelerate User-Centric Initiatives with AdminStudio Suite from Flexera Software

    Learn how you can implement and provide user-centric computing to the general workforce.

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    Six Steps to Continuous Application Readiness

    Learn how an automated approach to Windows migrations and application virtualization can reduce the risk and cost of routine software deployments.

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    Automating Application Virtualization with AdminStudio

    Learn how you can automate application virtualization with one tool.

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