Analyzing Application Service Providers

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Prentice Hall Professional, 2002 - Computers - 326 pages
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Analyzing and assessing the ASP marketplace, this book offers advice for those looking to use ASP for competitive advantage. It offers an analytic framework for ASPs and their clients, including client value propositions, the economics of the model, service definitions and descriptions, technologies
 

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Contents

Why Companies Outsource
17
Understanding ASP
27
Taxonomy for ASP Economies
49
A Counterpoint
61
Architectural Methodology
88
Summary
95
Taxonomy of ASP Types and Services
103
Managed Infrastructure Providers
115
ASPs Professional Services
152
Managing ASPs
159
Application Monitoring and Management
165
Education and Training
176
ASP Security Services
197
Strategic Analysis of ASP Types
227
Requirements and Fulfillment
267
The Future of ASP
303

How Applications Are Hosted
130
Enterprise Application Integration
136

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ALEXANDER L. FACTOR, a Sun Professional Services consultant based in the Chicago area, has over 25 years' experience in business, technology, and consulting management. He has created and led groups of consultants specializing in enterprise-wide Internet strategies (e.g., ISP, CSP, ASP), Internet/Intranet architectures, network design, and network/systems management. He has served as Consulting Practice Leader at Sun Professional Services, and was formerly Chief Scientist for SHL Systemhouse, a $1 billion systems integrator.

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