Floating License Management - Automation Using Web Technologies
Keywords:floating license management, distributed system, web service, multithreading, .NET development
AbstractThis paper examines the use of distributed computing based on web services with application to floating license management. The main goal is to automate the processes pertaining to the management activities and ensure at the same time that the security and flexibility requirements are met. We present the challenges posed by these requirements, propose a design and some implementation aspects using the latest .NET development platform.
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