Software delivery methods have changed significantly over time. Today, software-as-a-service (SaaS) is considered to be the most popular way for independent software (ISV) and intelligent device (IDV) vendors to deliver software.
Throughout this report, hybrid licensing is defined as licensing of an application which is typically installed on-premises but includes a dependency on a cloud component or service. This ensures the availability of near-to-full-time connectivity, which allows SaaS concepts such as real-time usage tracking and dynamic updates and renewals to be incorporated to on-premises applications.
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