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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5, NIST-validated, FIPS-140 compliant encrypted repository and complete Internet delivery system for sensitive files and messages, has been chosen by three different Application Service Providers (ASPs) in the U.
The platform is a major initiative in excellence, as it enables EBI to be a banking portal and banking application service provider.
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.
The Spanish Mediterranean will be the location this October when the Application Service Provider (ASP) Industry Consortium hands out its second annual "ASPire Awards," honoring the best in the ASP industry.
Developed in conjunction with the ASP Industry Consortium, the coverage is available to any application service provider, though ASPIC members will receive a significant discount as a benefit of membership.

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