Benefits of Software Renting in Cloud Business

  • Arto Ojala
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30746-1_29

Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 114)
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Ojala A. (2012) Benefits of Software Renting in Cloud Business. In: Cusumano M.A., Iyer B., Venkatraman N. (eds) Software Business. ICSOB 2012. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 114. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

In the new era of computing, software can be sold and delivered as a cloud service, and software renting has become a strategic tool to compete in the market. In this multi-case study, software renting was found to help the case firms to (i) differentiate themselves from competitors; (ii) increase their competitive advantage by making the software available for a larger customer group, and (iii) decrease the price of software by using centralized software delivery and maintenance.

Keywords

Software renting cloud computing cloud business SaaS 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arto Ojala
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  1. 1.University of JyväskyläFinland

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