IDC's Software Licensing and Provisioning service examines traditional and emerging software monetization models, including subscription, pay-per-use, perpetual/maintenance, and value-based licensing approaches. The service identifies disruptive business models and technologies, such as cloud services, virtualization, "freemium" approaches, and alternative delivery models, and analyzes their impact on licensing strategies. In addition, the service analyzes issues related to software compliance, including best practices for process and tools to support customer compliance with software license agreements.
- Software licensing disruptive impacts
- Volume licensing programs and frameworks
- Licensing technology strategies
- Adoption of subscription pricing models
- Impact of cloud and virtualization on licensing
- Strategies for transitioning to a new licensing model
- Emerging trends for licensing software on a global basis
- Profiles of vendor licensing models
- Cloud software/services pricing
- Coverage of licensing technology approaches, including third-party licensing providers
- Best Practices for Transitioning to Subscription
- Top 10 Predictions for Software Pricing and Licensing
- Worldwide Software Subscription Forecast
- Worldwide Software Revenue Forecast
- Worldwide Software Licensing Taxonomy
- Software License Optimization Strategies
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- What disruptive forces are changing software licensing, and how will they impact vendors and customers?
- How are licensing models changing in light of new technology scenarios and deployment models?
- What steps are vendors taking to simplify licensing models while also addressing the increasing need for flexibility?
- How are companies transitioning to subscription? What are the best practices and strategies to adopt?
- What are some of the best practices for applying technology to a licensing approach?
- How can vendors get a handle on noncompliance with software license agreements? What will customers accept?
IDC's Software Licensing and Provisioning service examines the license strategies, positioning, and future direction of several software vendors and other key players, including:
Adobe, Amazon.com, Amdocs, Autodesk, Avaya, Bentley Systems, Brocade, CA Technologies, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Dell, EMC, Flexera Software, Google, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Infor, Informatica, Ingram Micro, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, NetApp, NetSuite, Oracle, Progress Software, PTC, Red Hat, SafeNet, salesforce.com, SAP, SAS Institute, Sybase, Symantec, Unisys, VeriSign, VMware, and Zuora.
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