value chain

A sequence of complementary capabilities, functions, and services, each of which adds value to the previous, and all of which are required to serve the needs of users. For software, major ones include analysis, development, provisioning, and operations.

value pricing

See price.


See versioning.


See release.


In economics, a form of price discrimination in which different versions of a product serving different price-quality-feature points are offered at distinct prices, and customers self-select based on their willingness to pay. In software, the term variant is used, because the term version has a different connotation (see distribution).

virtual machine

See portability.

Software Ecosystems(c) Understanding an Indispensable Technology and Industry
Software Ecosystem: Understanding an Indispensable Technology and Industry
ISBN: 0262633310
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 145

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