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Guard Against Unexpected Cost Increases Caused By Software License Metric Changes

Published: 18 June 2013

ID: G00249352

Analyst(s): Frank DeSalvo, Lori Samolsky, Jo Ann Rosenberger


Software license metric changes may be justified by shifts in product use and technology, but it's imperative to remember they are often fueled by vendors' need for revenue growth and profits. IT procurement managers must take steps to mitigate unbudgeted license costs caused by such changes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Negotiate the License Model and Metric
  • Stay Engaged to be Aware of License Metric Changes
  • Analyze License Model/Metric Conversion Options and Offers
  • The Bottom Line

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