Subscription or Perpetual? A Scouting Report for 2012 and Beyond

 Guest Post by: Amy Konary, IDCResearch Vice PresidentSoftware Licensing & Provisioning Having options is a good thing, but sometimes choice can be a bit daunting. Fifteen years ago, the perpetual license model was the only way that you could buy most business software. Subscription models started to become more prevalent in the software industry 10 years…

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Microsoft Supports International Standards to Help Make Software Licenses More Manageable

Guest Post by: Amy Konary, IDCResearch Vice PresidentSoftware Licensing & Provisioning At most of the industry events I attend for Software Asset Management (SAM) Professionals, a common refrain is heard from these busy, and often frustrated, individuals who are tasked with ensuring compliance with software licensing agreements: “We need to know what we need to measure.”…

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Making Software Licensing Flexibility More Manageable

Guest Post by: Amy Konary, IDCResearch Vice PresidentSoftware Licensing & Provisioning To gain access to the software that they need to run their businesses, software customers must navigate a lot of contractual territory. Most customers are managing multiple software license contracts, and the terms of these contracts — even within the same vendor’s roster of…

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