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ERIC Number: EJ944017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
Soft Where? Licensing Struggles in a Virtual World
Ramaswami, Rama
Campus Technology, v24 n11 p28-30, 32 Jul 2011
As virtualization becomes commonplace in higher education, it is clear that the traditional licensing options for software are woefully inadequate. The definitions of who is licensed to use what--and where--are blurring, as users move from physical to virtual spaces and can access software from a variety of devices. In discussing the need for new options, some college IT administrators speak in terms of a revolution, asserting that the old ways of handling licensing simply cannot be adapted to the new reality, since software licensing has not kept pace with virtualization on campus. IT administrators discuss the challenges this poses and the future of licensing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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