Title

The Business Model of Software-as-a-Service

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

The emergence of the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model has attracted great attentions from both researchers and practitioners. SaaS vendors deliver on-demand information processing services to users, and thus offer computing utility rather than the standalone software itself. In this work, the author propose an analytical model to study the competition between the SaaS and the traditional COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) solutions for software applications. The author show that when software applications become open, modulated, and standardized, the SaaS business model will take a significant market share. In addition, under certain market conditions, offering users an easy exit option through the software contract will help to increase the SaaS vendors' competitive ability.

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Management Information Systems

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2007), Salt Lake City, UT, 9-13 July 2007

First Page

701

Last Page

702

ISBN

9780769529257

Identifier

10.1109/SCC.2007.118

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Salt Lake City, UT

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SCC.2007.118

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