Helix Nebula - The Science Cloud D7.4 Information as a Service – Towards Value Co-Creation in a European Cloud Computing Platform Ecosystem
INFOaaS is subject to network effects as its value increases for each user as the number of users grows. The more data providers share data, the more complete the services will become. INFOaaS is a multisided platform ecosystem. This kind of ecosystems faces the lifecy-cle challenge of (1) fast implementation, (2) adoption, (3) scaling, and (4) competition. Those steps are applied to INFOaaS to provide a roadmap for lifecycle management.