Tag: perpetual license

Perpetual vs. Term License

Oracle licensing is offered either as a perpetual license – which is a one-time fee – or a term license – which allows software usages for a specified period of time.  Which is better? Oracle licensing can be complex based on the environment factors.  Aside from the changing software licensing rules and regulations, the added complexity comes from the companies using Oracle.  Interpretation of Oracle licensing depends upon a number of factors –including usage (from number of users to HOW […]

Users fed up over software licensing, pricing and tactics

In Computerworld today, Brian Fonseca reported on Forrester’s not-so-shocking findings from a recent survey –Corporate IT departments are fed up with software licensing.  Noted by Forrester Analyst Ray Wang: “The whole point of buying a perpetual license was not to be beholden to the vendor.” Read the entire ComputerWorld article. 

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