Feb. 27, 2003
In recent years there has been increasing interest on the part of companies and organizations in the leasing, rather, than purchase, of software. Such leasing has the potential to lower software costs. It relates to this research project in that a broker could be used to make available software and even processing resources to users, at some monetary charge. Some recent representative references appear below.
(1) H.-A. Jacobsen and O. Gunther, "Middleware for Software Leasing over the Internet," Proc. of E-Commerce 99, ACM, 1999, pp. 87-95.
(2) R. McCausland, "Leasing Software: A Familiar Tool Gains New Life," Accounting Technology, Jan./Feb. 2000, pp. 26-28.
(3) C. Bennett and G.T. Timbrell, "Application Service Providers: Will They Succeed?," Information Systems Fronteirs, vol. 2, no. 2, 2000, pp. 195-211.
(4) R. Patnayakuni and N. Seth, "Why License When You Can Rent? Risks and Rewards of the Application Service Provider Model," Proc. of SIGCPR, ACM, 2001, pp. 182-188.
(5) N. Marchand and H.A. Jacobsen, "An Economic Model to Study Dependencies between Independent Software Vendors and Application Service Providers," Electronic Commerce Research, vol. 1, 2001, pp. 315-334.
(6) D. Greschler and T. Mangan, "Networking Lessons in Delivering 'Software as a Service' - Part I," International Journal of Network Management, vol. 12, 2002, pp. 317-321.
(7) D. Greschler and T. Mangan, "Networking Lessons in Delivering 'Software as a Service' - Part II," International Journal of Network Management, vol. 12, 2002, pp. 339-345.
(8) A. Plepys, "Software Renting - Better Business, Better Environment: The Case of Application Service Providing," Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment," 2002, pp. 53-58.
(9) C. Kenyon and G. Cheliotis, "Architecture Requirements for Commercializing Grid Resources," Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, 2002, pp. 215-224.