cloud licensing

Cloud Licensing in Your Environs

One of the first hurdles you'll face when migrating to The Cloud is the bewildering variety of license options available. While working with financial and legal terms can be excruciating, it can also help you choose the right provider and save money for your small business. To understand Cloud licensing, use this beginner's guide to get a better feel for how software licenses work.

The Permanent License

Previously, there was a perpetual license, whereby your software was stored on a physical disk and you were allowed to use it for an unlimited period under the terms of the End User License Agreement (EULA). Think of the EULA as the rule book for software; it tells you things like how many machines the software can install, how long you could have access to free updates, and how much liability the company is willing to shoulder if something goes wrong when you use the software.