NISC BROADBAND MEASURED SERVICE
: NOT JUST A BILLING TOOL, AN EDUCATION TOOL
According to the official definition, "Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction." Five essential characteristics of cloud computing are included: on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity or expansion, and measured service
. It also lists three service models (software, platform and infrastructure) and four deployment models (private, community, public and hybrid) that together categorize ways to deliver services via the cloud.
usually provides a base number of service hours per monthly billing period (typically five), and use above five hours is billed at about $6 an hour.
The system must allow certain planned downtime to be announced to the customers and not counted in the measured service
One of the chief complaints against local measured service
is that the pricing schemes are too complicated for consumers to understand.
Librarians have measured service
in terms of quantities of services performed, turnaround time, or services per patron.
The firm can offer either a flat-rate price, where consumers pay a fixed access charge and a zero marginal price per call, or local measured service
(LMS), where the subscriber pays a reduced fixed access charge and a positive marginal price for usage.
No significant results were obtained in the two analyses which measured service
delivery outcomes for persons with non-severe disabilities.
BROADBAND MEASURED SERVICE
:: NOT ONLY A BILLING TOOL, RN EDUCATION TOOL
Mayo (KMM) |1~ uses a simple example to show that unsubsidized flat-rate telephone prices may be sustainable against entrants offering measured service
. They further assert that a Harberger optimal self-selecting tariff structure will be sustainable against competition, thus resulting in no discrepancy between the Harberger and voluntary exchange maximizing view of economic welfare.