2016 was another exciting year for software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers. The IoT is taking a clearer shape and the further proliferation of Cloud and software as a service (SaaS) is driving the software industry. Software Monetization models continue to become more flexible and more producers move towards subscription and consumption based models. The “as-a-service” business model doesn’t stop with software. Everything as a service is in full swing and intelligent device manufacturers introduced lighting as a service, energy as a service and many other models that make it easier for enterprises and end users to consume products and services. This underscores the importance of measuring usage – either as basis for monetization or as a way to provide more transparency and a single pane of glass for both software producers and their customers. Last but not least, security has been a hot topic in 2016 and will be on everyone’s agenda for 2017. In the light of these trends the list of our most popular blogs in 2016 doesn’t come as a big surprise, but it will be an interesting read for you as you plan your licensing and software monetization initiatives for the next year.