"Even in the old days, software licensing was complicated. You
could choose from a per-user licence, a site licence or in some
cases concurrent licensing. Don't forget per-CPU pricing, too. Now,
suppliers are opening up even more options. Microsoft, for example,
launched a subscription-based model in 2002. And the introduction
of new technologies promises to increase the complexity.
"In the public sector, people such as Colin Shand have been
contending with such developments for a while..."