Cloud Computing: How Software as a Service (SaaS) Growth is Killing Traditional Software Licensing

| January 25, 2017

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The days are numbered for the traditional method of selling software to customers for an annual or multi-year licensing fee. Software as a Service (SaaS) – where the customer pays for what he uses – is the new model, and a few years down the road that may end up being the only way we buy our software.

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