Usage of Software as a Service Continues to Rise

Increased availability of high speed internet connection makes software subscription a viable alternative to acquire a legal right to use software. The dominant mode of software licensing is the EULA or End User License Agreement where the buyer of the license even pays for the times when the software is not used. Supporters of software subscription or Software as a Service (SaaS) argue that it is better to pay for the software only on those instances when they are used. They contrast software whose licenses follow the EULA or on premises model where buyers of the license even pay for the software even though the computer is turned off.

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