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CIO Jury: Software licensing 'too complex'

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Traditional enterprise software licensing has become too complex and is pushing organisations towards on-demand and open source alternatives, according to IT directors.

An overwhelming majority (10) of's 12-man CIO Jury IT user panel said software licensing has now become too complex.

Neil Hammond, head of IT at British Sugar, said the complexity is due to the differing licensing conditions between suppliers, the complexity within the agreements themselves and "trip" clauses that trigger a licence fee increase.

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