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ap·pli·ca·tion ser·vice pro·vi·der

(ASP) (ap'li-kā'shŭn sĕr'vis prō-vī'dĕr)
Software that provides computer-based services to customers using a network; may be Web-based.

application service provider

A company that offers individuals or enterprises access over the Internet to applications and services that would otherwise have to be located on their own computers.
See also: provider
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In our January IT Report, "Looking for an ASP" )page 97), we described the emergence of application service providers (ASPs).
At this point, however, the use of application hosting and application service providers has been primarily limited to business customers.
With technology investment costing insurers 4% to 8% of their annual budgets, application service providers can be a cost-effective alternative to expensive technology systems.
An interesting, relatively new alternative to acquiring software is the subscription model offered by application service providers (ASPs) Mid-sized companies are especially attracted to ASPs because such models help them reap technological advantages without major investments in software and hardware.
Designed for cost-effective performance, security, reliability, and ease of use for Web sites and applications, UVNetworks is looking to shine its rays on Web-hosting companies, Internet service providers (ISPs), application service providers (ASPs), co-location companies, Web design firms, and corporate users.
And industry analysts say that five years from now, software will be available only as a download on a rental or subscription basis via application service providers (ASPs).
who has set up a new European headquarters in Leeds, is a developer of scaleable email server software for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Application Service Providers (ASPs) and large companies and organisations.
The next stage of wireless technologies will include access to the web, email, intranets (company's internal servers and databases) and a host of online productivity applications provided by Application Service Providers (ASP).
Virtually every major software vendor already has developed, or is working on a strategy to make their application software and your data available over the Internet via a Web browser, either on a monthly subscription or per-use basis through application service providers.
The 50,000-square foot facility, together with GTS' other hosting and co-location sites around Europe, is designed to securely house mission-critical equipment, applications and content for businesses, ISPs, application service providers and carriers.
DataInsight clients include catalog companies, the financial services industry, telecommunications companies, retail businesses, direct e-mail companies, Internet marketing and advertising firms, application service providers and data providers.
Aventail Corp, the Seattle, Washington browser security software developer, has released ExtraWeb, a module that allows internet service providers or application service providers to secure hosted services or applications without installing client software.

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