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Big Software has duped us for decades – Part I

Oct 26, 2009, 07:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roger Burkhardt)

"But with the growing popularity of pay-as-you-go and subscription-based software and services, the old way is being exposed for the unfair financial model that it actually is. And the new open, more flexible models are starting to make the old ones look downright deceitful, especially when you show them against the backdrop of a deep recession.

"Many companies have been forced to downsize to make it through these tough economic times. And as information technology and C-level executives examine the financial books together, many are discovering the unfortunate news that their Big Software contracts are harming their business' bottom line and cannot be downsized – at least now without a fundamental change of approach.

"Perhaps it's not always intentional, but if you're an IT decision maker with several of these licensed-based software contracts on the books, it's very likely you're getting duped."

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