Richard Cookson Content Writer

Richard Cookson | Content Writer

Richard Cookson is a content writer for XTIVIA with a background in copy editing, journalism, and business reporting. With a knack for IT research and software analysis, Cookson creates detailed and simplified technical content for the XTIVIA and Virtual-DBA websites. His attention to detail and grammar allows him to deliver concise and educational pieces with every comma in the right place.

Richard Cookson
Content Writer

Richard Cookson is a content writer for XTIVIA with a background in copy editing, journalism, and business reporting. With a knack for IT research and software analysis, Cookson creates detailed and simplified technical content for the XTIVIA and Virtual-DBA websites. His attention to detail and grammar allows him to deliver concise and educational pieces with every comma in the right place.

What is Licensing as a Service (LaaS)?

Software licensing has had its share of changes through the age of digital evolution. As the requirements and regulatory standards for licensing expanded, the need for more comprehensive solutions to misuse grew with them. As the leader in addressing the issue,... read more

Full vs. Additional Users in Business Central

While helping clients set up their Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central license, some of them get caught up wondering what the difference was between Full Users and Additional Users. Although Microsoft’s documentation provides an answer, it’s not the... read more

The Differences Between Perpetual and Subscription Licenses

Software licensing models have had a drastic change over the last decade; specifically, we’ve seen a massive transition from perpetual licensing models to subscription licensing models. Two years ago, Gartner estimated that roughly 80% of software licenses would... read more

Five Important Types of Software Licensing

In our last blog, we talked about how the COVID-19 pandemic affected IT environments, particularly the effect it’s had on software licensing. Understanding the intricacies of your licenses is vital right now, and having an overarching knowledge of what they are... read more

Navigating Software Licensing for New Remote Businesses

The repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic have carved their way into every nook and cranny of business, and software licensing has not been immune to the rapid changes in business operations. As many companies began transferring their employees to remote work, they... read more