ASP Configuration Handbook

1st Edition

Authors: Syngress
Paperback ISBN: 9781928994268
eBook ISBN: 9780080475936
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 8th June 2001
Page Count: 400
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Understanding ASPs: The new Internet business.

Application Service Providers (ASPs) appeal to small businesses by offering a wide variety of web-hosted software programs including e-commerce, communications, project management, financial, word processing and human resourse applications. ASPs offer inexpensive use of software and the ability to share access among people in different locations.

There is a huge buzz in the computing industry about ASPs and many ISPs (Internet Service Providers) are gearing up to become ASPs. These companies are in need of a guide - this is the first book to focus on how a company can become an ASP.

ASP Configuration Handbook: A Guide for ISPs covers all the business issues surrounding the transformation of an Internet Service Provider to an Application Service Provider, as well as the technical issues associated with offering applications to customers.

Table of Contents

Foreword Chapter 1 An Introduction to ASPs for ISPs Introduction Why This Book Is for You What This Book Can Do for You Definitions of Common ASP Terms What Is an Internet Service Provider What Is an Application Service Provider What Is Information Technology Outsourcing The Elements That Make an ASP Viable Life Cycle for the Cost of Ownership Possible Business Models and Offerings Types of ASP Firms Professional Consulting Project-Based Service Providers Outsourcing Providers Staff Augmentation Providers Education and Training Providers Value-Added Resellers The OSI-ISO Seven Layer Model Layer 1:The Physical Layer Layer 2:The Data-Link Layer Layer 3:The Network Layer Layer 4:The Transport Layer Layer 5:The Session Layer Layer 6:The Presentation Layer Layer 7:The Application Layer Layer 8:The Political Layer Layer 9:The Religion Layer Layer 10:The Financial Layer Choosing the Best Platform for Your ASP Hardware Network Equipment Cache Appliance Makers Software Business Drivers for the Conversion to ASP Business Factors That Impact the ASP Model Enabling Technologies Technical Factors Barriers to the ASP Business Model System Integrators and Implementers Internet Service Providers and Telecommunication Companies Independent Software Vendors Why All the Mergers Performance Issues Amount of System Uptime (Five Nines) Failover Clustering Problems That Could Arise from Conversion Major Issues in the Implementation of an ASP Model What Is Needed to Sell Your Servi


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