Software: Off the Shelf and Custom Designed<br />Thomas Diorio<br />&<br />Josh Spilewski<br />
Off-the-Shelf<br />Off-the-shelf software refers to software that is mass-produced for use by the general public and made ...
Off-the-Shelf<br />This type of software provides convenient and fast access to high-quality and thoroughly tested softwar...
Off-the-Shelf<br />Off-the-shelf software gets its name from being available on store shelves. Stores such as Best Buy, St...
Off-the-Shelf<br />Many software applications can be downloaded directly from the retailer, developer, or distributor, and...
Off-the-Shelf<br />When buying software, it is highly important to make sure that the computer you own meets the storage, ...
Off-the-Shelf<br />The downfall to almost all store-bought software is that it cannot be returned. <br />Once the box is o...
Off-the-Shelf<br />Shareware is a marketing method that allows customers to use software free of charge for a limited time...
Off-the-Shelf<br />A new model for software distribution is the subscription model.<br />With a subscription, instead of p...
Off-the-Shelf<br />Examples:<br />Microsoft Office 2010<br />Norton Internet Security 2011<br />Adobe Photoshop Elements V...
Custom-Designed Software<br />So what is Custom-Designed Software?<br />Custom-designed software is software created to me...
Custom-Designed Software<br />So why not use “off the shelf software”?<br />When a company decides that it has a need that...
Custom-Designed Software<br />So where do you get Custom-Designed Software?<br />In some cases in-house software developme...
Custom-Designed Software<br />For many businesses and organizations, software acquisition involves a combination of purcha...
Custom-Designed Software<br />So what is happening today?<br />Increasingly, companies are turning to a service oriented a...
Custom-Designed Software<br />SOA focuses on business processes and software services that communicate with each other, sh...
Custom-Designed Software<br />Although custom-designed software can help businesses and institutions to be more efficient ...
Custom-Designed Software<br />For these companies, custom-designed software does not just support their products or servic...
Custom-Designed Software<br />Why is it so Important?<br />There are thousands of off-the-shelf software products out ther...
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  1. 1. Software: Off the Shelf and Custom Designed<br />Thomas Diorio<br />&<br />Josh Spilewski<br />
  2. 2. Off-the-Shelf<br />Off-the-shelf software refers to software that is mass-produced for use by the general public and made available through online outlets and retail stores.<br />Many computers come with software pre-installed, but users typically have needs that require additional software programs.<br />
  3. 3. Off-the-Shelf<br />This type of software provides convenient and fast access to high-quality and thoroughly tested software.<br />Off-the-shelf software is used for common computing activities.<br />
  4. 4. Off-the-Shelf<br />Off-the-shelf software gets its name from being available on store shelves. Stores such as Best Buy, Staples, and Wal-Mart provide dozens of software titles in their physical stores.<br />These and many other stores stock thousands of software titles in their online stores as well.<br />
  5. 5. Off-the-Shelf<br />Many software applications can be downloaded directly from the retailer, developer, or distributor, and put immediately to use.<br />By being able to download directly, avoid going to a store, and compare online prices, many consumers are choosing to shop online and not in a physical location.<br />
  6. 6. Off-the-Shelf<br />When buying software, it is highly important to make sure that the computer you own meets the storage, processor, and memory requirements.<br />This information is called the system requirements and can either be found on the box of the product or the website where it is being downloaded. <br />
  7. 7. Off-the-Shelf<br />The downfall to almost all store-bought software is that it cannot be returned. <br />Once the box is opened or the software is downloaded from online, there is no way for it to be exchanged, despite any circumstances. <br />
  8. 8. Off-the-Shelf<br />Shareware is a marketing method that allows customers to use software free of charge for a limited time in order to evaluate the software and decide if they wish to purchase it.<br />This “try before you buy” model typically allows the consumer 30 days of use before a registration fee is required to continue. <br />
  9. 9. Off-the-Shelf<br />A new model for software distribution is the subscription model.<br />With a subscription, instead of purchasing the software for a one-time fee, there is an annual payment for as long the consumer wishes to use the software. <br />
  10. 10. Off-the-Shelf<br />Examples:<br />Microsoft Office 2010<br />Norton Internet Security 2011<br />Adobe Photoshop Elements Version 8<br />
  11. 11. Custom-Designed Software<br />So what is Custom-Designed Software?<br />Custom-designed software is software created to meet a unique need.<br />Where is Custom-Designed Software used?<br />It is typically used in business and it also can give a business a competitive advantage.<br />
  12. 12. Custom-Designed Software<br />So why not use “off the shelf software”?<br />When a company decides that it has a need that is not addressed by any commercial off-the-shelf software, it is time to turn to a custom solution.<br />An example:<br />
  13. 13. Custom-Designed Software<br />So where do you get Custom-Designed Software?<br />In some cases in-house software development occurs and the organization’s computer personnel develop the necessary programs. <br />A third-party software firm, called a value-added software vendor, may develop or modify a software program to meet the company's needs. <br />
  14. 14. Custom-Designed Software<br />For many businesses and organizations, software acquisition involves a combination of purchasing off-the-shelf software, Altering some off-the-shelf software and creating some custom software.<br /> Example: <br /> Microsoft Share point<br />
  15. 15. Custom-Designed Software<br />So what is happening today?<br />Increasingly, companies are turning to a service oriented architecture for custom-designed software<br />Service-oriented architecture or “SOA” is a flexible set of design principles used during the phases of systems development and integration in computing<br />
  16. 16. Custom-Designed Software<br />SOA focuses on business processes and software services that communicate with each other, sharing data and activities to accomplish business tasks. SOA is an object-oriented approach to software development that provides businesses with savings and flexibility.<br />
  17. 17. Custom-Designed Software<br />Although custom-designed software can help businesses and institutions to be more efficient and effective, some companies develop software to provide their primary service to the public.<br />Companies such as Google, Facebook, Hulu, Twitter, eBay, and the thousands of other online businesses<br />
  18. 18. Custom-Designed Software<br />For these companies, custom-designed software does not just support their products or services, it is their service and product. <br />The software is not purchased or installed. <br />The software provides a service that is accessed over the Web. <br />Example<br />You don’t buy Facebook software; you use Facebook software on the Web.<br />
  19. 19. Custom-Designed Software<br />Why is it so Important?<br />There are thousands of off-the-shelf software products out there, but there are many times more custom-designed software packages.<br />The world economy depends on innovation in custom-designed software as businesses depend on it to grow, improve services, and work more efficiently.<br />
  20. 20. References <br />
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