At the frontiers of information and software as services

Kasim Candan, Wen Syan Li, Thomas Phan, Minqi Zhou

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Scopus citations


The high cost of creating and maintaining software and hardware infrastructures for delivering services to businesses has led to a notable trend toward the use of third-party service providers, which rent out network presence, computation power, and data storage space to clients with infrastructural needs. These third party service providers can act as data stores as well as entire software suites for improved availability and system scalability, reducing small and medium businesses' burden of managing complex infrastructures. This is called information/application outsourcing or software as a service (SaaS). Emergence of enabling technologies, such as service oriented architectures (SOA), virtual machines, and cloud computing, contribute to this trend. Scientific Grid computing, on-line software services, and business service networks are typical examples leveraging database and software as service paradigm. In this paper, we survey the technologies used to enable SaaS paradigm as well as the current offerings on the market. We also outline research directions in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Frontiers in Information and Software as Services
Subtitle of host publicationService and Application Design Challenges in the Cloud
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783642192937
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume74 LNBIP
ISSN (Print)1865-1348

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Business and International Management
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Information Systems and Management


Dive into the research topics of 'At the frontiers of information and software as services'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this