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Global 200 ASP Directory Released

CyberAtlas Research, a division of INT Media Group Inc. , Thursday released its Global 200 ASP Industry Directory, detailing the top 200 companies in the worldwide ASP and Web Services industries.

The Global 200 ASP Industry Directory includes 200 ASPs, software companies and infrastructure providers. The directory also names over 80 companies to watch – both future and past members of the Global 200. The companies are broken down into 4 main categories: ASPs and Integrators, Business Service and Application Providers, Infastructure Services and Platforms, and Hosting and Access Providers.

Companies are selected for inclusion in the directory based on the size of their active customer base among ASPs and/or web service providers, their support and promotion of the ASP and/or web services model, innovation within the ASP and/or web services models, and their recognition as a leader by others within the industry.

Every company is reassessed each month for updating as part of the ASP News Review industry newsletter. This month, there were 21 new companies in the directory, coming from such industry categories as MSPs and Net-native service providers. The directory is published in standalone format every quarter. In addition, the list is distilled down to 20 ASPs and 20 ASP Infrastructure Providers and published as the ASPnews.com Top 20.

The Global 200 ASP Industry Directory is available for $129 from CyberAtlas Research. CyberAtlas Research is a marketplace for Internet and IT research. CyberAtlas Research develops reports that cover a range of topics, including eCommerce, computing services, Internet services, Internet marketing, demographics, telecommunications, wireless and Internet finance.

The directory is the result of nearly three years of analysis of the ASP industry and related sectors by Phil Wainewright, a global authority on ASPs, Web Services providers and the emerging Internet computing industry. Wainewright was among the first to highlight the emerging ASP sector when he founded ASPnews.com in November 1998. Wainewright is now a consulting analyst for ASPnews.com and managing editor of its monthly executive newsletter, ASP News Review.

Other ASP industry reports by Wainewright available at CyberAtlas Research include Internet Application Engines; Anatomy of an ASP: Computing's New Genus; and Packaged Software Rental: The Net's Killer App.

INT Media Group, headquartered in Darien, CT, includes the internet.com and EarthWeb Network of 160 Web sites and nearly 250 e-mail newsletters. INT Media Group events include over 40 offline internet.com and Intermedia Group conferences and trade shows on Internet and IT-specific topics. In addition, INT Media Group's CyberAtlas Research Division publishes research reports analyzing the Internet and information technologies sectors worldwide.