5 Ways Adobe’s Bold Move with Creative Cloud Impacts Your Organization [UPDATED]

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**Updated July2014: Adobe Releases Creative Cloud 2014**

**Updated March 21st, 2014: Important changes to CS6 have been announced**

In December 2012, Adobe introduced Creative Cloud for Teams – its first foray into cloud-based subscription to license its creative suite of products.

This week Adobe announced it’s done with boxed software and is betting big on SaaS – and a future entirely in the cloud. Moving forward, Creative Suite and Creative Cloud for Teams will be known simply as Creative Cloud.

If you’ve invested in any previous version of Creative Suite, you’ll need to understand how Adobe’s Creative Cloud model affects licensing and support moving forward.

While it’s early days and we’re still gathering the facts and reactions (check back here regularly for updates), here are the top 5 points our team has already identified that will impact on your organization.
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Justifying vCloud Suite: What You Need To Know [VMware]

Justifying vCloud Suite

If you run a data center, then you have likely heard of or used VMware’s data center virtualization products like ESX Server or vSphere. At VMworld 2012, VMware changed their flagship vSphere product with new features and the announcement of the vCloud Suite

Available since September 2012, the vCloud Suite isn’t a totally new product, nor does it replace vSphere. But it does support VMware’s vision for a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). How? In this post we dig into the components of vCloud suite and how it works to bring the SDDC vision to life.

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Oracle Licensing & Audits – Getting Through The Ugly to Get to the Good

In blaring red font – a $1 million dollar invoice from Oracle. Maybe you’ve been in a similar situation yourself, or maybe you have a little anxiety knowing you’re not as up to date on managing your Oracle licensing agreement as you’d like to be. You’re not alone. We’ve had a few customers in this situation.

In the world of IT, auditing activity is expected to increase year over year. To provide some advice on better managing your Oracle licensing, we reached out to Eric Guyer, Managing Partner at Rational IT Consulting and former Oracle Architect. Eric is a consultant who works closely with Softchoice on our Oracle TechCheck Assessments. Here are the key take-aways from of our interview:

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