The software licensing model evolution has varied widely by software vendor, both in their types of changes and in each vendor’s timing of changes after the introduction of a significant change in processor architecture. This diversity in license models, and the timing lag of their evolution, presents businesses with an opportunity to save on licensing costs when a new processor architecture substantially changes the price/performance relationship between hardware and software. In these circumstances, buyers should assess the combined costs of hardware and software when making hardware infrastructure purchases.
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Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Cost Savings Opportunity
- Call To Action
- Table 1: Examples Of Software Cost Savings Opportunity