HCL have today announced their new Complete Collaboration (CCB) licensing model – see here for the full details and an explanation from Uffe Sorensen , Global Director of DS Stragey. I wanted to highlight some key points as they make a big difference to how many of you may choose to license Domino and associated products.
- The CCB per user per month model which allows you to use any of the client products with as many servers that you need with no further charge is now extended to include what HCL are calling “Guest” access.
- There are now two types of Guest users that do not need to be explicitly licensed, Anonymous web access users and Guest users who can authenticate but are limited to “Depositor” access in the ACL of any database
- The Anonymous entitlement grants read only access to your websites and removes the need for the Utility server that was previously licensed by a complex PVU calculation under IBM
- Guest access enables things like surveys and other data collection systems using Domino web applications
This streamlining of the licensing and expansion of the Guest model makes Domino a very appealing option for publishing your websites with no additional per user cost. A nice job by HCL in listening to their customers and working to come up with a solution.