Category Archives for "General Licensing Tips"

Sep 29

How steganography improves security

By Dan H. | General Licensing Tips

Steganography example

What is Steganography?Steganography is the science of concealing information in plain sight. The word steganography is the combination of the Greek words steganos, which means “covered, concealed, or protected,” and graphein which means “writing.” A simple example of steganography is a secret message written with invisible ink on paper. Throughout history, citrus fruit was used as invisible ink since when it […]

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Jul 26

Should I Buy or Build a Licensing System for my Software?

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips


Implementing some form of licensing control inside of your software will help protect against theft, increase sales, reduce labor costs, maintain control of your software, and help satisfy varied customer licensing requirements. Today’s market demands this! Whether you are a software developer or manager, one of the first questions you will face is whether you should buy or build […]

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Jul 19

Two ways to control subscription software licenses

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips

software licensing options

There are advantages for both the software vendor and the user of the software to move from a perpetual non-expiring model to a subscription model. The IDC 2016 Software Licensing and Pricing Predictions report cites that software subscription revenue will continue its rapid growth trajectory to reach $130 billion in 2016, a 21% increase over 2015. We have seen tremendous growth in large […]

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Apr 01

Choosing an eCommerce System for selling your Licensed Applications

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips


Although the primary focus of the SoftwareKey System is Electronic License Activation and Management, we have many happy customers also leveraging the capabilities of our integrated eCommerce system. But while our SOLO Server integrated eCommerce is a great system for the demands of many software companies, it is not the only eCommerce option for selling licensed applications. We’ll look at […]

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