Application Service Provision: The IS Infrastructure Context
Application Service Provision is a client-server-based variety of IS outsourcing. Unlike the general practice, ASP is primarily a technical phenomenon rather than a management one, an evolutionary change in the way organizations obtain information systems based on changes in the technical infrastructure. I introduce a model that helps us place application service provision in context so that the underlying trends affecting its development and the offerings of vendors can be analyzed systematically. Using the model as a framework, I discuss the effects on related industries and conclude by discussing some challenges facing the ASP concept
KeywordsWorld Wide Hardware Platform Object Management Group Application Service Provider Presentation Logic
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