Does Anyone Buy Software Anymore?
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| Big shifts are taking place in the software industry. For most of
| its history, software has been bought much like a load of bread: you
| buy it, consume it, then at a later date you buy some more.
| But this model is fading. Large companies, who get some (or much) or
| their software on a license basis, are moving away from purchasing
| software. Models like software as service (SaaS), renting rather
| than buying, are fundamentally altering the software business.
| Also tipping the apple cart are open source and wireless