Main Nav

Institutional/Enterprise Licensing: Achieving Standards by Providing Software to the Institution

Thursday, January 1, 1998


Indiana University has been a pioneer in working with vendors (Novell, Corel, Sybase, Microsoft, and many others) to develop an approach to licensing that allows the university to leverage its investment to put the maximum amount of software in the hands of all affiliate students, faculty, and staff. This paper looks at how IU is making licensing work by responding to user demand trends and then acquiring highly demanded software for all affiliates. The authors describe the evolution of licensing at IU, the Enterprise Licensing Agreement between IU and Microsoft, the impact of institutional/enterprise licensing on standardization, and how these lessons were also applied to desktop hardware purchases.

Download This Resource

Tags from the EDUCAUSE Library


Annual Conference
September 29–October 2
View Proceedings

Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.


Digital Badges
Member recognition effort
Earn yours >

Career Center

Leadership and Management Programs

EDUCAUSE Institute
Project Management



Jump Start Your Career Growth

Explore EDUCAUSE professional development opportunities that match your career aspirations and desired level of time investment through our interactive online guide.


EDUCAUSE organizes its efforts around three IT Focus Areas



Join These Programs If Your Focus Is


Get on the Higher Ed IT Map

Employees of EDUCAUSE member institutions and organizations are invited to create individual profiles.



2015 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations

Learn More >

Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™

EDUCAUSE is the foremost community of higher education IT leaders and professionals.