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Patents: Balancing IP Holder Rights versus new Technology ‘Essential Patents’

By Dick Weisinger

FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory). It is a licensing commitment from the holder of a patent that is essential in order for a standard to become commonly used. It’s an agreement where the technology patent holder allows the patent to

Software Licensing: Perpetual and Subscription both Common

By Dick Weisinger

Subscription versus perpetual licensing. While perpetual licenses are still out there, subscription pricing models, and utility pay-per-use models have become increasingly common, especially for SaaS applications. Flexera released today a comprehensive report on Software Monetization and Pricing. The report finds

Robotic Process Automation (RPA): BOTs Speed up and Improve Quality of Repetitive Tasks

By Dick Weisinger

Robots are in the office and taking on tasks that have traditionally been repetitive, mundane and tedious. In particular, this includes tasks like data entry and manually moving data between applications. Automation of these mundane tasks is called Robotic Process

Artificial Intelligence: Businesses Go ‘All In’

By Dick Weisinger

How much are businesses spending on AI? The estimates vary significantly, but the numbers are all very large. IDC estimates that spending on cognitive and AI systems will reach $77.6 billion in 2022. Juniper Research estimates that by 2023 the

Cloud Computing: SLI + SLO + $ = SLA

By Dick Weisinger

Cloud Computing is hard. Customers want to be reassured that their data is safe and will be available at any time. The terms of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) customers and vendors agree to usually promise uptimes to multiple nines.