shrink-wrapped software


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Noun1.shrink-wrapped software - software on CD-ROMs that are boxed and shrink-wrapped and sold in stores (implying a widely supported standard platform)
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"
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The industry continues to move from shrink-wrapped software to cloud-based distribution channels requiring the ability to deliver any type of software to any infrastructure," said Alban Richard, CEO, UShareSoft.
On the storage end of the connection, shrink-wrapped software available today can turn a PC into an iSCSI "disk server.
These days, shrink-wrapped software packages are pass& If you want software, you get it online.
Intuit senior vice president Jim Heeger is also focused on the small business segment, but Heeger faces a different challenge than most ASP startups: His goal is to find subscription services that will extend rather than replace Intuit's shrink-wrapped software presence.
Marubeni has been a key supplier of PC, peripherals and shrink-wrapped software in the distribution and consumer markets," said Teruo Nagata, a senior managing director and executive officer of Machinery Group-1.
These provisions therefore attempt to answer the more difficult characterization issue involving shrink-wrapped software and functional equivalents, namely, whether they should be considered either the sale of tangible property or licensed copyrights.
Our collaboration with Mentor Graphics allows OEMs to build smart, feature-rich devices based on Freescale processors using either their own value-added applications or shrink-wrapped software from the Android Marketplace.
The study draws an important distinction between "intrinsic" computer software-such as software that operates machinery like anti-lock brakes without much direct interaction with the consumer-and "extrinsic" computer software, like common shrink-wrapped software purchased by consumers and installed on computers.
Shrink-wrapped software companies are often surprisingly clueless about what their customers need to build a complete solution, so the "everything you need.
Publishers of traditional shrink-wrapped software who are moving or considering a move to software-as-services will also find this patent beneficial.
The SoftwareToGo system is a new approach to selling software, allowing customers to review software features and to then purchase shrink-wrapped software, complete with manufacturer's Certificate of Authenticity, directly from a software display and delivery kiosk within the CompUSA store.
Enterprise software companies know one magic trick that still baffles most shrink-wrapped software developers: How to make money from support.