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 - software licensing, provisioning and delivery at IDC. This annual research project looks at software licensing, pricing and enforcement trends and best practices. The survey reaches out to executives at application producers (Software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers) and enterprises who use and manage software and devices. Now in its eight year, the survey is made available to the industry at large each year.
This white paper examines the pros and cons of traditional compliance management approaches, the impact technology has on compliance management, the increasing complexity of software licensing models and the growing trend towards trust but verify compliance management approaches.
Machine virtualization has swept through enterprises, big and small – creating significant issues for both software producers and enterprise customers – and a wide “vendor-customer gap” in customer desires and application vendors’ practices.