Application Service Providers

Application service providers (ASPs) are businesses dedicated to providing applications and services to other businesses using server-based technology. Because of the relative newness of this business model, there are an almost unending variety of ASPs, applications, and services that they provide. Although many ASPs have tried and failed to be everything to everyone, a number of ASPs have focused on providing vertical applications using server-based technology to particular markets and have fared very well.

To provide applications to customers, many ASPs choose to use MetaFrame and Terminal Server technology. MetaFrame in particular is a good option for many ASPs because it offers the ability to easily publish applications ...

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