Friday October 30, 2020

Virtualisation: Have you got a licence for that?

While legal loopholes over data dominate the cloud debate, it's licensing headaches that cause an issue when it comes to virtualisation. JJ Worrall reports.

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Sheamus Nulty of BT Ireland: 'Having sensible conversations with your software vendors can resolve most issues.' Photo: Jason Clarke

When you buy new software for your laptop, or download a particular application to your tablet how often do you trawl through the licence or user agreement?

Those that do are in the minority and unfortunately this habit seems to be a feature for some companies as well. However, several virtualisation experts who spoke to Computers in Business emphasised that there should be some sympathy for companies who are trying to negotiate the complexities of...

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