Accession Number : ADA625057


Title :   Achieving Better Buying Power through Acquisition of Open Architecture Software Systems for Web-Based and Mobile Devices


Descriptive Note : Briefing charts


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE INSTITUTE FOR SOFTWARE RESEARCH


Personal Author(s) : Scacchi, Walt ; Alspaugh, Thomas


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a625057.pdf


Report Date : May 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : Overview: Recent trends in open architecture (OA) software systems. Emerging challenges in achieving Better Buying Power (BBP) via OA software systems for Webbased and Mobile devices. New practices to realize cost-effective acquisition of OA software systems. Conclusions: Our research identifies how new Web/mobile software component technologies, IP and security requirements, and new business models interact to drive-down or drive-up acquisition costs. Managing acquisition costs for OA Web/mobile software components will be demanding. Acquisition workforce will need automated assistance, else acquisition process costs will dominate development costs for OA Web/mobile software components! New technical risks for component-based OA software systems can dilute the cost-effectiveness of BBP efforts. Need R&D leading to automated systems (SORMS) that can model and analyze OA system IP licenses and cybersecurity requirements. SORMS will empower the acquisition workforce, and Identify and manage cost-effectiveness trade-offs.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *AUTOMATION , *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , *COSTS , ARCHITECTURE , COMMERCE , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , COST EFFECTIVENESS , DILUTION , MOBILE , MODELS , PATTERNS , PERSONNEL , POWER , REQUIREMENTS , WEBS(SHEETS) , WORK


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE