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Software Licensing To Morph

Software licensing is about to change. According to a survey of both vendors and business customers that research firm IDC released last week, the longtime model of perpetual licensing--in which software rights are purchased up front--will soon be replaced by subscription-licensing plans, in which vendors and customers adopt a pay-as-you-go arrangement that extends over several years.

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