Abbreviated as ASP, a third-party entity that manages and distributes software-based services and solutions to customers across a wide area network from a central data center.
In essence, ASPs are a way for companies to outsource some or almost all aspects of their information technology needs. They may be commercial ventures that cater to customers, or not-for-profit or government organizations, providing service and support to end users.
According to ASPnews.com, ASPs are broken down into five subcategories:
Enterprise ASPs — deliver high-end business applications.
Local/Regional ASPs — supply wide variety of application services for smaller businesses in a local area.
Specialist ASPs — provide applications for a specific need, such as Web site services or human resources.
Vertical Market ASPs — provide support to a specific industry, such as healthcare.
Volume Business ASPs — supply general small/medium-sized businesses with prepackaged application services in volume.
- application services
Another name for Web services.
- application sharing
A feature of many videoconferencing applications that enables the conference participants to simultaneously run the same application. The application itself resides on only one of the machines connected to the conference.
- application virtualization
Also called application service virtualization. Application virtualization is layered on top of other virtualization technologies, such as storage virtualization or machine virtualization to allow computing resources to be distributed dynamically in real time. In standard computing, applications install their settings onto the host operating system, hard-coding the entire system to fit that application’s needs. With […]
See application server.
A Debian tool used to manage packages. When a user installs a package on a system, it also searches for and then installs or upgrades all the necessary dependant packages to make the package work. The actual command is apt-get.