Enterprise Software Licensing in the World of Cloud Subscription Business Models, from TmaxSoft

Imagine calling your local carpet cleaning company to get a quote for your home. Now imagine being quoted a price not based upon the number of rooms with carpet, but rather how many total rooms in your house or how many people live in the house, or if you’re willing to build a moat between the family room and kitchen. That’s the reality corporations are dealing with today when attempting to purchase enterprise applications, including databases. More often they’re asked for named users, core count or the type of “trusted” partition they are planning on using, rather than how much of the service they will actually use.

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