In the past, data carriers such as CDs or DVDs were the epitome of software. Variants in which the entire program is stored on such media are today referred to as on-premise solutions. The key characteristic is that the software is stored locally, i.e. on a PC or server on site. In this respect, the somewhat more recent downloads with subsequent installation on the hard disk also count as on-premises.
In a way, the modern opposite is the cloud solution. Here, the data is no longer located directly on the server system, but is retrieved online as needed. Advantages are that the programs no longer require large data storage on site and the maintenance of the software is in a sense outsourced. It is therefore to be expected that such solutions will be increasingly used in the future. However, comprehensive requirements are necessary for this, which many companies do not fulfill or simply do not want to fulfill at the present time for cost reasons. Further challenges exist with regard to data security and the performance of the IT infrastructure.
For the reasons mentioned, the attractiveness of well-known on-promise solutions is unbroken. With inexpensive used software, even a serious argument for the traditional installation is added: the price is significantly below the level for current cloud-based software.
Used software as a competitive advantage
The customers who are currently relying on low-cost solutions for software infrastructure therefore include companies from a wide range of industries. In the long term, the sums saved there can be used to equip the IT infrastructure even more modern. Generally speaking, in terms of cost-effectiveness, it makes the most sense for many companies at the moment to take advantage of used software. Last but not least, a favorable, but at the same time powerful equipment with original software can be a clear competitive advantage.
In summary, there is still a great demand for used business programs such as Microsoft Office. Trustedlicense has recognized this trend and offers suitable used software solutions for almost all requirements from various industries.