Application Service Provider
Application Service Provider or ASP is third party Company which manages and distributes application software services and solutions from a central data center to different locations on a WAN.
Application Service Providers are divided into five categories :
- Enterprise ASPs : Enterprise ASP deliver high end business applications.
- Local/Regional ASPs : Supply application services for smaller businesses in a local area.
- Specialist ASPs : Specialist ASPs provide applications for special need such as some ASPs provide web services only and others may provide human resource services.
- Vertical Market ASPs : provide support to a specific industry, such as healthcare.
- Volume Business ASPs : supply general small/medium-sized business with prepackaged application services in volume.