The Software Paradox

The Rise and Fall of the Commercial Software Market



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AuthorStephen O'Grady
PublisherO'Reilly Media
Published2015
Pages62
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaper book / ebook (PDF)
ISBN-101491900938
ISBN-139781491900932
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Software is more important than ever today and yet its commercial value is steadily declining. Microsoft, for instance, has seen its gross margins decrease for a decade, while startups and corporations alike are distributing free software that would have been worth millions a few years ago.

Welcome to the software paradox. In this O'Reilly report, RedMonk's Stephen O'Grady explains why the real money no longer lies in software, and what it means for companies that depend on that revenue. You'll learn how this paradox came about and what your company can do in response.





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