Molly Wood faces the hard reality that the days of unlimited bandwidth are over, but she's not going to get taken to the cleaners by greedy providers. Here's how to make pay-per-use a fair deal for everyone.
Molly Wood faces the hard reality that the days of unlimited bandwidth are over, but she's not going to get taken to the cleaners by greedy providers.
In a patent application, Redmond argues that you would benefit from metered computing by having a PC with an extended "useful life."
Virtualization may spell the end of expensive long-term software-licensing deals, enabling the monitoring of each software instance use, according to the security company.
Hewlett-Packard has delivered on its promise to offer a utility pricing for its enterprise-class Superdome and Intel-based NetServer family of servers.
Microsoft is believed to be building a Windows Azure-hosted desktop virtualization service that could be available on a pay-per-use basis.
The computer maker plans to launch a series of Web hosting services with a special twist--customers will be billed simply for the services they use.
The company releases a preview version of the Digital Broadcast Manager, software designed to allow secure downloads of audio and video content on a pay-per-use basis.
So far, few companies can actually point to paying clients while some analysts even question how much cost-cutting benefits users will realize by using leasing services.
KnowledgePoint, maker of employee review software, will next week kick off a pay-per-use Net-based version of its application.