For example your company is a retailer and you knew that your application usage will rocketed during peak season (mid-year / end-year holiday. Based on previous trend you can estimate that you would need 50% more capacity during these peak period. Problem is with the current licensing model, you are forced to buy / extend license for the whole 150% capacity even if 1/3 of it is idle for 8 months.
The same scenario also apply to the user license since extra workload would translate to extra staff. More people need to be hired during the peak season to handle the extra load.
Now as a user I would like to have an on premise license that could expand / contract on monthly basis. That way I only have to pay extra for those 4 months during peak season and not waste money on the remaining months paying for stuff that I did not use.
What about current licensing options, can they handle these scenario ?
1. xWorks would do the trick IF I only have application AND accessing them via browser. What if I need mail or need the replication / offline feature of Notes Client / Nomad ? AFAIK you cannot buy xWorks if you already have other type of license, for example if you are already an IBM Customer.
2. CEO would only answer the PVU problem, the user license issue would still be unsolved
3. Monthly based PVU / User would in theory answer the problem. However, I am unclear whether this extra license is bought / rent ? If bought and renewed, then we would have the same problem all over again.