The Third Industrial Revolution: Intelligent Devices, Software, and the Internet of Things
Based on this report, it is clear that device manufacturers are emerging from a period of significant challenge â€“ characterized by low margins, stiff competition and brittle manufacturing supply chains. Increasingly they are retooling their offerings to make them intelligent and Internet-connected, opening up new ways of creating value for their customers...
Virtualization, License Compliance and the Application Producer/Enterprise Relationship
The relationship between software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers ("application producers") and their customers ("enterprises") has been a complicated one. On the one hand, application producers develop mission-critical applications critical to every facet of an enterprise's operations. Without software, the remarkable efficiency and cost reductions organizations have been able to achieve in recent decades simply wouldn't be possible.
This white paper examines the pricing and licensing strategies that application producers have put into place and are planning, and the impact that this will have on the often-fraught application producer/enterprise relationship. Download Infographic
Application Usage Management Survey
Despite the massive growth and evolution of the enterprise software industry, independent software vendors (ISVs) have largely failed to implement automated software licensing and entitlement management systems across their product lines, and their failure to modernize is hurting business...
State of the Cloud Computing Marketplace
Enterprises are accelerating their use of cloud computing
because it provides such an attractive value proposition.
This value proposition is enhanced through usage-based
licensing. However, the difficulty of monitoring usage-based licensing has slowed its adoption....
2012 Key Trends in Software Licensing and Pricing Report
The 2012 Key trends in Software Pricing and Licensing survey was conducted by Flexera Software with input from IDC's Software Pricing and Licensing Research division under the direction of Amy Konary, research vice president...