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application service provider

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(ASP) A service (usually a business) that provides remote access to an application program across a network protocol, typically HTTP. A common example is a website that other websites use for accepting payment by credit card as part of their online ordering systems.

As this term is complex-sounding but vague, it is widely used by marketroids who want to avoid being specific and clear at all costs.
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Completely updated for 2004 this report outlines the new market segmentation that is emerging, with conferencing application service providers, managed service providers, and network providers all vying for the customers' service provider business.
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a leading innovator of IT monitoring solutions, today announced it has been selected as a finalist in the 2001 ASP Industry Consortium "ASPire Awards" program, which highlights best practices in the application service provider (ASP) industry.
Data Return also provides managed infrastructure services for the rapidly growing market of Application Service Providers (ASPs).
The Application Service Provider (ASP) Industry Consortium has been elected to the 2001 Associations Advance America Honor Roll, a national awards competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in Washington, D.
USi, Nasdaq: USIX), the leading Application Service Provider (ASP), today announced that the company has achieved multiple Microsoft certifications, becoming a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Hosting and Application Services.
The Application Service Provider (ASP) industry is leading a call for the European Commission to review urgently the data protection laws across Europe following a major new Europe-wide research study published today.
George Caravias, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Interpath, has been elected as Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Application Service Provider (ASP) Industry Consortium for 2001-2002.
TeleComputing ASA, (Oslo Stock Exchange:TCO), a leading worldwide ASP and ASP-enabler, today announced that its Chief Technology Officer, Jeff Hagins, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Application Service Provider (ASP) Industry Consortium for 2001.
An Application Service Provider, or ASP, is any company that delivers and manages applications and computer services to subscribers/clients remotely via the Internet or a private network.
The ASP Industry Consortium (ASPIC) has commissioned the largest-ever study of the multi-billion dollar application service provider market, with the aim of measuring worldwide supply and demand for ASP services.

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