Renegotiate software license deals now

Renegotiate software license deals now

Summary: Research company Gartner is advising businesses to start renegotiating their existing contracts now, as trends in IT hardware could force software licensing costs up by more than 50 percent over the next year. Gartner claims that the move to multicore-chip architectures, virtual machines and utility computing threatens existing capacity-based, or CPU-based, licensing agreements offered.

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Research company Gartner is advising businesses to start renegotiating their existing contracts now, as trends in IT hardware could force software licensing costs up by more than 50 percent over the next year. Gartner claims that the move to multicore-chip architectures, virtual machines and utility computing threatens existing capacity-based, or CPU-based, licensing agreements offered. Microsoft and BEA have made customer-friendly moves to address pricing for multicore systems, but according to Gartner's Andy Butler,

Topic: Processors

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