Agile Software Licensing Strategies for Changing Market Dynamics

Agile Software Licensing Strategies for Changing Market Dynamics

This IDC Perspective presents agile software licensing strategies for changing market dynamics. The cloud has not only changed the way software applications are delivered, it is also changing how they are sourced and procured. Cloud-based marketplaces provide frictionless pathways to source and license software applications. As a result, in many enterprises, the total spend for applications delivered via public cloud services has become a guessing game."Cloud-based marketplaces provide quick and efficient pathways for licensing innovative, new and emerging transformational technologies. Nevertheless, without applying the appropriate level of governance, enterprises will face unquantified financial, contractual, and security concerns," says Aaron Polikaitis, vice president of research, IDC's IT Executive Programs.

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
After Decades of Licensing and Managing On-Premise Software Licenses, Are Sourcing Organizations Prepared to Address the Shift to Public Cloud License Models?
Cloud Sprawl
Overdeployment
Underutilization
Advice for the Technology Buyer
Understand Licensing Pathways
Cloud Marketplaces
PaaS Ecosystems
Ratings and Review Sites
Identify Contractual Relationships
License Restrictions and Limitations
Information Security
Develop an Action Checklist Customized for Your Enterprise
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