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					Application Service Providers


      Back to the Future ?
What is an ASP
   Leased Products/Services over the WEB
        E-mail
        Financial Apps (i.e. AP, Pur, Ledger)
        Data management (i.e. backup)
        Networks
        Systems Management
Benefits of an ASP
   Never buy software again
       Eliminate customization, maintenance, and
        support costs
   Rent applications not buy
       Large upfront expenses are eliminated
   Access to applications from anywhere
       Applications and services are centralized
Concerns with an ASP
   Is the ASP solvent
       Should it go out of business is your data lost
   Service Level Agreement
       Network speed, application performance,
        customer service
   Security considerations
       Data is accessed over the Internet
       Passwords, encryption, firewalls, authentication
Likely candidate for an ASP
   Technology solution needed faster than
    it can be built
   Lack of IT resource to implement
    project
   Prefer a fixed monthly cost as opposed
    to a large capital outlay
   Lack of resources to provide 365/24/7
    service
Oracle as an ASP
   “Services not products are the future”
       “One day we will lease all products over the Web”
   Oracle’s Offerings
       Comprised of ERP, SCM, HR, etc.
   Partnerships to host Oracles apps
       Oracle’s Ihost program
       http://www.oracle.com/ip/solve/ihost/index.html?
        oaap.html
ASP Market
   $3.5 billion in 2000
   $25 billion projected in 2004 (Gartner)
   Main customers
       Small to mid-size companies
   Majority of devices in 10 years will not
    be PC’s
       Many/most will connect to an ASP
   The ASP Model is beginning to look
   like the Glass house of many years ago ?


             Single Point
              of Contact
                            System Integration
                            Help Desk/CRM
Customer        ASP         Hosted Applications
                            Enabling Technologies
                            Data Center Mgmt
                            Network Connectivity
Back to the Future
   The old/new glass house
       “Dumb terminal” becomes “Thin client”
       “Large network” becomes “The Internet”
        Add a browser



   WWW.Corio.Com
   http://www.usi.net/index2.html
Summary
   ASP’s continue to grow
       Offer many benefits
   Changing Paradigm
       Client server to Internet based computing
   Handheld devices
       Will foster ASP growth

				
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