APPLICATION SERVICE PROVISIONING (ASP) - MAP-44
- Best SLAs and Practices for Outsourcers and ASP Companies that Use the New Revolutionary Applications Delivery Approach
UPDATED DECEMBER 2000
UNPARALLELED GROWTH IN APPLICATION SERVICE PROVISIONING
Application Service Provisioning (ASP) via the Internet by a new breed of information technology outsource service companies (Application Service Providers - ASPs), is nothing short of a new revolution. The market forecast for ASPs is in the billions of dollars by the early 2000s. Every major application software, hardware and bandwidth player is now either offering ASP services or in a very active stage of planning to announce their service packages in the very near future.
All types of organizations, large, medium and small, will be engaging in ASP agreements, especially for electronic commerce applications. ASPs promise to deliver e-commerce applications (e-APPs) in a matter of weeks or a few months at a far lower cost than if your business were to develop and deploy an equivalent capability internally. ASP clients would outsource the lot: applications, information processing via hosting, networking and connectivity to single-source ASP providers.
ASP is a worldwide phenomenon as organizations seek to enter the e-commerce and the business-to-business (B2B) commerce field as soon as possible.
Organizations need immediate practical guidance on:
a) Understanding what ASPs are, what they provide and how they provide it
b) Best practices for selecting the appropriate ASP provider
c) A methodology for negotiating and implementing the new ASP business model
MAP-44 is the only professional publication for both ASP providers and ASP client companies with state-of-the-art information and best practices to ensure that your ASP venture is foolproof and has a much better chance of success.
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS MANUAL
Whether you are an ASP provider or an organization considering entering into an ASP agreement, this manual is for you. It belongs in every IT department's, user's, legal and IT procurement department's and executive's bookshelf. Information system users, consultants, auditors and quality of service professionals will benefit from the background information and best practices provided.
The manual is prepared by practitioners for practitioners and avoids irrelevant technical terminology.
PRICE: Prepaid price is $250 in the US, $300 overseas, incl. air postage.
NOTE: This timely manual covers all the key aspects of Application Service Provisioning background, characteristics, strategies and structure, SLAs, ASP selection considerations and a methodology for assessing ASPs.
The complementary manual MAP-41, "How To Prepare Service Level Agreements for Application Provisioning" focuses primarily on an in-depth treatment of Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The two publications do not overlap and complement each other.
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Another related book is:
"Outsourcing Via Application Service Providers - Guidelines, SLAs and Success Factors - MAP-45"
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