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Software Models

Understanding the types of software that can be deployed within a corporate organization is vital in offering clear advice in any role.

Custom Software

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

Software Models Review

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


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

Embedded Software

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

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.

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....


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

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...

Open-Source Software

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

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.