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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But now the distributed computing and application service providing vision has been jacked up one level to Java and .
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The meco group is committed to providing quality Application Service Providing, Managed Services, Retail Software Solutions as well as innovative rental concepts.
Contract notice: Application service providing (asp) in the range 50 hz power and gas.

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