Other licensing method
No time soon.
What do you find outdated?
iLok could perhaps be easier to deal with but it covers all the bases - iLok supports licenses on portable USB keys, machine based licenses and network licenses. And licenses can be easily moved between account repository, USB and machine by the account owner.
That said, we are open to hearing about alternatives that customers like...
Do I need physical USB dongle? I found this bit "dated", specially where I operate machines which are in data centre.
I rather had online activation model, like for example Telestream Switch player. I can at any time activate/deactivate software on given machine. Much more future proof and cloud model friendly.
It is not necessary to use a dongle. Via the iLok manager app you can "activate" licenses directly onto a machine. And the system supports network licensing where multiple users can utilize some number of seats.
I have not used Telestream's system but with iLok you can also quite easily activate/deactivate software by adding/removing licenses and you can move licenses between machines.
The USB is still handy for some users so that can be used as well.