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Software-as-a-service, service science, cloud computing, cloud economics, service democratization, service monetization
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has been defined as software deployed as a hosted service and accessed over the Internet. This paper covers the democratization and monetization of software services and uses cloud computing as the primary delivery vehicle. Cloud computing represents a contextual shift in how computers are provisioned and accessed. Opportunity and value exists in software-as-a-service for providers and clients, and the economic and technical essentials are reviewed in this paper.