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netsourcing

Outsourcing applications that run on the Web. Since the browser provides universal access to Web content and applications, an application can run on a third-party Web server as easily as it can on an internal Web server (intranet). See outsourcing.
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This trend, which some observers dub "netsourcing," includes schools such as George Washington which pay licensing fees for ASPs, otherwise known as application service providers, that allow them to access browser-based applications without having to install software and successive upgrades on campus.
Outsourcing is quickly becoming "Netsourcing" as more and more industries look to application service providers to "rent" software and services.
Out with the old, in with the "netsourcing." Netsourcing is the next generation of the Application Service Provider (ASP) solution, providing business applications to small-to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in a cost-effective manner.