ASP-VH: vertical and horizontal ASPs

ASP-VH: vertical and horizontal ASPs
Document type
Report
Author(s)
Currie, Wendy
Publisher
ESRC
Date of publication
1 November 2004
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This report presents the findings of a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) investigating the deployment, hosting and integration of vertical (industry-specific) and horizontal (business-focused) web-enabled information systems by application service providers (ASPs). It develops risk assessment modules for evaluating the performance of vertical ASP offerings for e-learning and for horizontal ASP offerings for human resources. ASPs are firms that manage and deliver application capabilities to multiple organisations via data centres operating across a wide area network (WAN) or virtual private network (VPN). The ASP model is expected to benefit small and medium businesses (SMBs) by giving them the opportunity to procure web-enabled software applications at an affordable price. In the first phase of the ASP model from 1999-2001, numerous ASP start-ups entered the market offering vertical and horizontal web-enabled software applications from CRM, ERP, HR, payroll, fixed asset management and travel and expenses, etc. In the second phase of the ASP model from 2002, this research study has three aims. First, it evaluates how technology platforms using web services (.NET and J2EE) will facilitate the adoption and diffusion of web-enabled applications. Second, it provides SMBs with reliable, effective, independent methods and tools to evaluate the potential benefits and risks from deploying vertical and horizontal applications from a remote environment using ASPs. Third, it develops a web-enabled ASP compliance tool for risk assessment in key performance areas.

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