As reliance on open source software (OSS) grows, the risk plane expands. One of the greatest risks isn’t the code itself, but a lack of knowledge of what’s in the code. Alex Rybak, Senior Director of Product Management at Revenera, details five practical steps that can help ensure greater transparency and trust in your open source program.
Victor DeMarines, vice president of software monetization product management at Revenera, clears up confusion about the differences between two increasingly common and important concepts in software: SaaS (a deployment model) and subscription (a monetization model). Adopting these models—individually or in combination—requires clear understanding and analysis of their differences, the needs they meet, and the benefits they deliver for business initiatives and financial goals.
When used together, qualitative and quantitative approaches can provide precise, valuable insights to help optimize products—while also reducing the time and expenses related to gathering feedback. Michael Goff, principal, product marketing at Revenera, shows how software suppliers can gain the deepest possible insights into users’ experiences by relying on these complementary methods.
When the Log4j vulnerability was revealed in December 2021, IT teams and security experts scrambled for stability. Responses don’t need to be—and shouldn’t be—so frenzied the next time. Alex Rybak, Director of Product Management at Revenera, shares four processes to protect your code—and your time.
In this interview, Alex Rybak, Director of Product Management at Revenera, highlights findings from Revenera's 2022 Report on Software Supply Chain Compliance, evaluating issues related to the rapid growth of open source software usage and identifying how to safely tap into its strategic advantages.
Given that open source use is on the rise, along with the imposed operational risks and growing need for transparency and an SBOM, the adoption of Software Composition Analysis (SCA) tools is expected to steadily go up. SCA identifies open source components and provides warnings regarding license terms and security vulnerability exposures—helping organizations to shore up potential blind spots in their software supply chain.
A new report based on data from more than 100 open source audit projects conducted in 2021 finds that companies are only aware of 17 percent of the open source components they use, an increase of just four percent in the past year.
The software industry’s reliance on open source along with a sharp increase in open source software (OSS) dependencies helped to make supply chains a major security target. 64% of organizations were impacted by a software supply chain attack in the last year according to a recent report.
MSIX, Microsoft’s packaging format, is gaining acceptance and wider adoption because of its benefits for software installations: security, reliability and ease of use. Venkat Ram Donga, senior product manager at Revenera, provides best practices for using MSIX to streamline and strengthen the application installation experience.
"The software supply chain is increasingly under attack. No matter where your company stands in the software supply chain, you must take the necessary steps to ensure the safe use of the components. In this article, Alex Rybak, director of product management, Revenera, discusses a few questions you should ask yourself to evaluate and secure your organization’s use of open source."
How To Successfully Monetize SaaS Applications: Building A Software Monetization Approach With The Future In Mind
Nicole Segerer, vice president of product management & marketing at Revenera, illustrates how software companies can ensure that strategy and tooling support current and future needs as they move toward SaaS applications.
Cloud Native Software Delivery: Closing the Gap Between Continuous Deployment & Entitlement Management
Revenera’s Scott Niemann explains how to close the significant gap that often develops between continuous deployment of applications and accurate entitlement management—particularly as software producers shift to microservices that are delivered in containerized environments.
Revenera Research Shows 70 Percent of Software Suppliers Collect Usage Data, But Only 26 Percent Believe They Do it Well
"Revenera says that simply collecting data isn’t enough. Leading companies automate the process and access to the data to get the best possible results out of their usage insights."
Software companies plan on switching to subscription models in the next 18 months in hopes for a better revenue
"More than half of the companies in the software industry are planning on moving to subscription models in the next year or so."
“A study by Revenera showed that 51% of businesses use subscription or perpetual licensing. It was also stated that subscription and usage-based models will record the strongest growth in the next 18 months. Many organizations are looking to change their models in order to access new markets as well as create a recurring revenue stream.”
Revenera Monetization Monitor Research Finds That 79 Percent Of Software Suppliers Will Collect Usage Data by 2023
"Part of an annual series, this report identifies best practices for collecting and analyzing software usage data, as demonstrated by the 26 percent of respondents who report the ability to collect this very well (a number that jumps to 38 percent for suppliers using a commercial software usage analytics solution).”