Issue No. 10 - October (2003 vol. 36)
Mark Turner , Keele University, Staffordshire
David Budgen , Keele University, Staffordshire
Pearl Brereton , Keele University, Staffordshire
<p>The authors explore the concept of <em>software as a service</em>, which envisages a demand-led software market in which businesses assemble and provide services when needed to address a particular requirement. The SaaS vision focuses on separating the <em>possession</em> and <em>ownership</em> of software from its use. Delivering software?s functionality as a set of distributed services that can be configured and bound at delivery time can overcome many current limitations constraining software use, deployment, and evolution.</p><p></p>
M. Turner, P. Brereton and D. Budgen, "Turning Software into a Service," in Computer, vol. 36, no. , pp. 38-44, 2003.