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Issue No.03 - May-June (2013 vol.15)
pp: 54-59
Arto Ojala , University of Jyväskylä, Finland
When should software providers maintain their traditional licensing model versus offering software as a service, and which SaaS model is more profitable: rental or pay per use? For customers, what are the trade-offs between traditional licensing, renting, and paying per use?
Cloud computing, Licenses, Computational modeling, Pricing, Software development, Service-oriented architecture, information technology, revenue models, SaaS, cloud computing, software licensing, software renting, pay-per-use
Arto Ojala, "Software-as-a-Service Revenue Models", IT Professional, vol.15, no. 3, pp. 54-59, May-June 2013, doi:10.1109/MITP.2012.73
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