Software as a service is the latest incarnation of the hosting model. The demand for cost efficiency, information technology flexibility, and faster return on investment, coupled with new technology advancements, has caused the hosting model to be reborn.
license management utility
multiples) of these software license fees. This model might be wearing out its welcome on both the vendor and customer side. For one, it tends to be cyclical, since vendors first sell their present product versions into the market, and then sell subsequent upgrades. Logically, sales revenue should peak after each major upgrade or product release, and then drop until the next one (on average every twelve to eighteen months). This creates a cyclical, yet erratic revenue stream, which, in turn, creates cycli