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IT providers have heralded software-as-a-service (SaaS) as an excellent complement to on-premises software addressing the shortcomings of previous on-demand software solutions such as application service provision (ASP). However, although some practitioners and academics emphasize the opportunities that SaaS offers companies, others already predict its(More)
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is said to become an important cornerstone of the Internet of Services. However, while some market research and IT provider firms fervently support this point of view, others already conjure up the failure of this ondemand sourcing option. Oftentimes based on weak empirical data and shaky reasoning, these inconsistent(More)
Despite the need to better understand how customers of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions perceive the quality of these software services and how these perceptions influence SaaS adoption and use, there is no extant measure that comprehensively captures service quality evaluations in SaaS. Based on previous SERVQUAL and SaaS literature, field interviews(More)
ion: Each artifact must be applicable to a class of problems. Originality: Each artifact must substantially contribute to the advancement of the body of knowledge. Justification: Each artifact must be justified in a comprehensible manner and must allow for its validation. Benefit: Each artifact must yield benefit – either immediately or in the future – for(More)
Ghrelin has been recently identified as an endogenous ligand for growth hormone secretagogue receptor that regulates growth hormone secretion, increases appetite and contributes to energy homeostasis. Although this peptide is predominantly produced by the fasted stomach, little is known about its influence on the gastric mucosal integrity. The aim of the(More)
RATIONALE Quantitative data on ventilation during acclimatization at very high altitude are scant. Therefore, we monitored nocturnal ventilation and oxygen saturation in mountaineers ascending Mt. Muztagh Ata (7,546 m). OBJECTIVES To investigate whether periodic breathing persists during prolonged stay at very high altitude. METHODS A total of 34(More)
Application developers are of growing importance to ensure that software platforms (e.g. Facebook, Android) gain or maintain a competitive edge. However, despite calls for research to investigate developers’ perspective on platform-centric ecosystems, no research study has been dedicated to identifying the facets that constitute developers’ perception of(More)