Software Models

Embark on a journey through the dynamic landscape of software models in this summary series. Learn about the various approaches available and gain insight into navigating complex business challenges. Each piece within the series is crafted uniformly, focusing on a single software model’s essential features, uses, benefits, and considerations. From Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) solutions to custom-developed applications, we cover the spectrum to help you make informed decisions based on your organization's unique needs. Unlock an Adventure Badge by completing the series, showcasing your expanded understanding and readiness to apply these concepts in real-world scenarios. This exclusive reward is available to all registered members, including those on our free tier. Arm yourself with the knowledge to choose and implement the most appropriate software models for your business's challenges and opportunities.

Software Models Summary

Software Model Summary - Read First. This series includes an overview of some of the more common software models developers use to create software in today's ever-evolving market.

Cloud Software

What is Cloud Software? Cloud software, or software-as-a-service (SaaS), represents a software distribution model where remote servers host the software....

Commercial Off The Shelf COTS

Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software is a term for ready-made applications. These are commercial products available for purchase and use without any additional development.

Custom Software

Custom software development is designing, developing, and deploying software applications tailored to an organization’s unique needs.

Embedded Software

Embedded software is a type of computer code written to control machines or devices not typically considered computers.


What is Firmware Firmware is a specialized type of computer software designed to control low-level operations for specific hardware devices....

Open-Source Software

What is Open Source Software Open-source software is publicly accessible source code that enables developers to reuse the code under...


What is Shareware Shareware represents a unique software distribution model where users can initially access the software for free. This...

Software as a Medical Device (SaMD)

What is (SaMD)? Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) comprises software independently serving one or more medical purposes without integration...

Software Models Review

Let’s take a quick look and review what you have learned throughout the software models series. In summary, there are...

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