- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 22 Feb 2002
Special Report: $50 million revenue opportunity for Autocad on Mac OS X
In a series of special reports, Architosh is announcing that it has achieved a critical milestone with its Autocad for Mac OS X petition, having received several thousand petitions for the support of Autocad on Apple's new operating system. Additionally, the data has loosely indicated that the initial net worth, in terms of revenue, for supporting Mac OS X is worth more than $50 million. It should be pointed out that this value is determined by an average seat count times the number of petitions to determine the overall seat count estimate (or number of licenses) and an average license cost. Other factors like training, support and installation and setup costs are conservatively estimated to achieve the $50 million figure. Hardware cost is not a factor.
As the survey results indicate, a substantial amount of petitioners for Autocad on Mac OS X would be purchasing new Apple Power Mac systems for the dedicated purpose of running Auotocad under Mac OS X. A sizable number would be replacing older systems and Intel-based systems.
In an effort to address the many issues involved, Architosh will be publishing a detailed report on the petition/survey results later in the year. More information about that report can be found in this article.
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