Shevek (shevek) wrote,

An article at the register describes software as an "asset" to a company which has purchased it. Given that the valuation of a software company is derived from the size of its customer base, the upgrade cost per customer, and the strength of the lock-in generated by the product, the installation at a customer is an asset to the supplier. It must, therefore, be a liability, not an asset, to the customer.

Therefore, the article is wrong, and should say "IT managers fail to estimate the size of their liability" not "the value of their asset".

Also, I'm just being quiet at the moment.
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