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Analyzing Application Service Providers / Edition 1

Analyzing Application Service Providers / Edition 1

by Alexander L. Factor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130894257

ISBN-13: 9780130894250

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Pearson Education

The pragmatic analysis of ASP phenomenon and up-to-the-minute decision-making guide for ASP entrepreneurs, leaders, and customers.

ASP business models, designs, architectures, methodologies, enabling technologies, economics, and more.

The ASP revolution is on the way. Now, there's a complete guide to profiting from it.

In Analyzing

Overview

The pragmatic analysis of ASP phenomenon and up-to-the-minute decision-making guide for ASP entrepreneurs, leaders, and customers.

ASP business models, designs, architectures, methodologies, enabling technologies, economics, and more.

The ASP revolution is on the way. Now, there's a complete guide to profiting from it.

In Analyzing Application Service Providers, one of the ASP marketplace's most experienced consultants presents a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the ASP marketplace. Alexander L. Factor covers everything entrepreneurs and service providers need to know to build successful ASPs — and offers invaluable insights for enterprises seeking to use ASP services for competitive advantage.

Factor presents a complete analytical framework for ASPs and their customers, encompassing customer value propositions, the economics of the ASP model, ASP service definitions and descriptions, key ASP technologies and architectures, guidance on ASP investment decision-making, and more. He concludes with a detailed review of the ASP "ecosystem," and the evolving impact of ASPs on each participant in that ecosystem — provider, supplier, and customer.

SUN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

CHAPTER 1
The History and Evolution of Outsourcing and ASP introduces the ASP phenomenon, presents clear definitions, and introduces the challenges faced by today's service providers.
CHAPTER 2
Why Companies Outsource explains why enterprises are increasingly finding compelling value in outsourcing.
CHAPTER 3
Understanding ASphenomenon: business drivers, technical enablers, and key barriers to success.
CHAPTER 4
Taxonomy for ASP Economies reviews the economic factors that make ASPs so compelling — and develops a comprehensive classification of ASP economies.
CHAPTER 5
Network Computing and ASP Architectures presents a complete framework for architecting ASPs for maximum accessibility, reliability, availability, scalability, flexibility, security, and manageability.
CHAPTER 6
ASP Types and Services introduces ASP data centers and offers up-to-date definitions of ASP types, their designs, and services offerings.
CHAPTER 7
Managing ASPs reviews the key business and technical issues associated with day-to-day ASP management, including monitoring, operations, customer care, and service management.
CHAPTER 8
ASP Security Services addresses every aspect of securing ASP applications, focusing especially on security architectures, policies, and management.
CHAPTER 9
Strategic Analysis of ASP Types focuses on the value propositions, economies, and potential competitive advantages available to providers of co-location, managed hosting, application infrastructure, and to pure-play ASPs.
CHAPTER 10
ASP Enabling: Requirements and Fulfillment identifies and reviews strategic ASP networking, platform, application, integration, and service management technologies.
Microsystems has on ASP markets, technologies, and customers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130894250
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxiii
Prefacexv
Acknowledgementsxxiii
1The History and Evolution of Outsourcing and ASP1
Outsourcing: Historical Insights1
xSP and ASP7
IT Outsourcing and ASP - Differences and Similarities12
Unresolved/Open Issues14
Summary15
2Why Companies Outsource17
The Big Question17
Weeding Costs and Maximizing Value18
The Boundaries of Outsourcing20
The ASP Substitution Effect21
Summary26
3Understanding ASP27
ASP Characteristics27
ASP Ecosystem29
Global Technology Trends--Shifting Paradigms33
ASP's Business Drivers and Enablers35
ASP's Barriers to Success42
Summary47
4Taxonomy for ASP Economies49
Technology Progress and Economic Benefits50
Necessary Conditions for ASP Success51
Cost Economies and ASP52
Taxonomy of ASP Economics60
A Counterpoint61
Summary62
5Network Computing and ASP Architectures65
Introduction65
Architectural Methodology88
Implications of 3DF and Methodology to ASP90
Summary95
6ASP Types and Services97
ASP's Topology98
Taxonomy of ASP Types and Services103
Co-Location Providers108
Managed Infrastructure Providers115
AIP128
Pure-Play Application Service Providers141
ASP's Professional Services152
Summary156
7Managing ASPs159
ASP's Management Framework159
ASP M & M163
ASP Operations Management Services170
ASP Customer Care174
Service Management178
Summary195
8ASP Security Services197
Security Is Number One Concern199
Security Architecture Design Frameworks202
Sample Security Architecture for ASP206
Quantifying ASP Security216
Security Management220
Summary: Implications of Security for ASP224
9Strategic Analysis of ASP Types227
Approach to Analyzing the ASP Services227
Co-Location Competitive Advantages233
MIP Competitive Advantages242
AIP Competitive Advantages250
Pure-Play Competitive Advantages259
Summary265
10ASP Enabling: Requirements and Fulfillment267
What is ASP Enabling and Why Do it?267
Enabling Properties of ASP Infrastructure269
ASP Service Management287
Summary302
11The Future of ASP303
Summary314
Index315

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