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Aberdeen Report Touts ASPs

In a new research report, Aberdeen Group, the boston-based market analysis firm, announces the Top 10 application service provider (ASP) implementations of 2000 and 2001.

Aberdeen says the report called: "What Works: Ten Significant ASP Implementations", is the result of an investigation on how organizations, in a variety of industries, benefit from adopting ASPs.

The report profiled ten service providers: Appshop, Captura, Employease, Extensis, ManagedOps, Qwest Cyber Solutions, Salesnet, Surebridge, Technology Solutions Corp., and TriZetto.

Research on these companies and the implementations of their software, reaffirmed that ASPs can offer enterprises several benefits such as: cost reduction, rapid software deployment, more effective use of IT staff, and a renewed ability for organizations to remain close to their core businesses.

"Lately, many IT professionals have been questioning the viability of the ASP model," says Stephen Lane, Research Director, IT Services.

"But negative publicity and market turbulence aside, the ASP business proposition is still sound. More importantly, it is being well received in the market. This report showcases the top tier of the many success stories that we uncovered."

Aberdeen's research examined how ASPs solved a wide range of business problems and how ASPs solved them.

One of the most important findings is that the highlighted implementations fulfilled most or all of the promises ASPs make to the market.