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IDC's Worldwide Software Licensing and Pricing Taxonomy, 2015: Report Guide

IDC's Worldwide Software Licensing and Pricing Taxonomy, 2015: Report Guide

This IDC study defines the classification scheme, or taxonomy, used by IDC's Global Software Business Strategies group to analyze software strategies and end-user requirements.

"As the software market continues to evolve, new models for content and value creation and usage will continue to emerge," said Amy Konary, research VP for Software Licensing and Mobile Enterprise Applications at IDC. "IDC's software licensing taxonomy is reviewed and, if necessary, updated annually to reflect changes in market conditions."

Please Note: Extended description available upon request.


IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
General Software Definitions
The Software License
Financial Constructs
Volume Licensing
Software Maintenance
Measuring Software Value
Software Access Metrics
Software Consumption Metrics
Software Licensing — Balancing Simplicity to Flexibility
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
Synopsis
Figure: Hierarchy of Pricing Flexibility

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