application service provider


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application service provider

(business, networking)
(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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Securit-e-Vault is available to Application Service Providers and can be purchased directly by customers from Securit-e-Doc, Inc.
Interpath is an established, full-service Application Service Provider with a razor sharp focus on providing the highest quality customer service in the industry.
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.
a provider of solutions for effective document presentation, access and exchange, today announces World Technology Services (WTS), the leading Application Service Provider (ASP) of J.
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WorldVoice is a communications application service provider (CASP) whose applications empower hosted Microsoft Exchange ASPs with PBX-grade telephony.

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