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Analyzing requirements and approaches for sourcing software based services

Gangadharan, G.R. & Fielt, Erwin (2010) Analyzing requirements and approaches for sourcing software based services. International Journal of Applied Logistics, 1(2), pp. 53-63.

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Abstract

Increasingly, software is no longer developed as a single system, but rather as a smart combination of so-called software services. Each of these provides an independent, specific and relatively small piece of functionality, which is typically accessible through the Internet from internal or external service providers. There are no standards or models that describe the sourcing process of these software based services (SBS). The authors identify the sourcing requirements for SBS and associate the key characteristics of SBS (with the sourcing requirements introduced). Furthermore, this paper investigates the sourcing of SBS with the related works in the field of classical procurement, business process outsourcing, and information systems sourcing. Based on the analysis, the authors conclude that the direct adoption of these approaches for SBS is not feasible and new approaches are required for sourcing SBS.

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ID Code: 37948
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: software service, Service-Oriented Architectures, Software as a Service, Sourcing, Purchasing
DOI: 10.4018/jal.2010040104
ISSN: 1947-9581
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Logistics and Supply Chain Management (150309)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IGI Global.
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2010 21:41
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:12

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