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Are ASP Applications Right for You? Part 1: Decision Factors
Like so many Internet conventions, the Application Service Provider (ASP), is really a combination of two 'old' concepts, turn key applications and outsourced

application asp  value added). Whether an application is best implemented as an ASP provided application or service, built in-house or purchased generally depends on the same criteria as what would be used for outsourcing a function or process, among them: How critical is a system is to day to day business operations? What are the failure recovery requirements for the system? How critical are performance requirements for the application? How specific its functionality is relative to the requirements of other

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Outsourcing, Applications Software

This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games. 

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A Sharp ASP


Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas has selected Harbinger as their Application Service Provider of choice. The multi-year contract will allow Harbinger to integrate e-Procurement and business applications across Sharp's e-Supplier community.

application asp  a rich environment for Application Service Providers. With analysts predicting the ASP market to reach 20 - 40 billion by 2003, it is not difficult to see the trend continue. To that end, many companies have architected web enabled offerings. Organizations such as aspindustry.org witness their membership roster growing on a weekly basis. Additionally, several ASP portals boast registries listing hundreds of Application Service Providers. The wave of Application Service Providers continues to grow. User Read More

Are ASP Applications Right for You? Part 2: Decision Criteria


Whether an application is best implemented as an ASP provided application or service, built in-house or purchased, generally depends on the same criteria as what would be used for outsourcing a function or process. This part details that criteria.

application asp  during which an internal application is developed. Is an ASP Forever?    If this question is posed to an ASP provider, the answer is a resounding yes. They are organized to be able to meet the common requirements of their user base, and at first glance, the system does everything you want it to and more. In reality, ASP's should be considered IT software tools, similar to word processors or browsers. In this respect, they can be utilized as a software platform or interim solution while internal Read More

Enterprise Application Alternatives: What You Should Be Asking Oracle and SAP


Despite challenges, both SAP and Oracle will be formidable forces in the hosting space, because of their intimate application knowledge, their infrastructure, organizational stability, and vast capital. However, SMEs should approach this decision with due diligence.

application asp  an MSP option involving application management, database management, systems management, and optional hardware management. If the hardware is located at Oracle's data centers (the so-called @Oracle option ), Oracle will host users' servers and manage the infrastructure. Alternatively, companies can leverage their existing hardware investment and Oracle will remotely manage the software residing at the location of their choice. With this @Customer option, users can manage their hardware internally or have Read More

IBM Nabs Another Application Vendor


Vignette is IBM's latest partner. This global strategic alliance promises to boost revenue for both parties. The verdict is still out on the impact to future software development.

application asp  Nabs Another Application Vendor IBM Nabs Another Application Vendor L. Talarico - August 31, 2000 Event Summary International Business Machines Corporation. (NYSE: IBM) recently entered into a global strategic alliance with Vignette (NASDAQ: VIGN), a developer of e-businesses applications including CRM software. Under the agreement Vignette will closely integrate the V/5 E-business Applications suite with IBM's WebSphere Commerce Suite and Application Server. As part of the agreement Vignette promises Read More

Should You Modify an Application Product?


When it comes to modifications to an application product, there is the good, the bad, and the ugly. Enter the modification process cautiously, with your eyes open.

application asp  You Modify an Application Product? Should You Modify an Application Product?   It would be nice if off-the-shelf application products would satisfy every business need of every business. However, be it SCM, ERP, CRM, BI or any other category of application products, this is not the way it is. Many businesses find that some needs are unmet; they cannot live with a plain vanilla version of the product. If that is your situation, should you modify the package to meet those needs? Is the pain worth the Read More

TCO Analysis: IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 vs. JBoss Application Server V5


While concerns regarding open source are still being debated, many companies are experimenting with and deploying open source application servers in their data centers. While some are attracted to the ability to modify source code as needed, many are attracted to the perceived cost savings of open source. This white paper compares the total cost of ownership (TCO) of one open source and one commercial application server.

application asp  Analysis: IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 vs. JBoss Application Server V5 While concerns regarding open source are still being debated, many companies are experimenting with and deploying open source application servers in their data centers. While some are attracted to the ability to modify source code as needed, many are attracted to the perceived cost savings of open source. This white paper compares the total cost of ownership (TCO) of one open source and one commercial application server. Read More

Business Value of Network and Application Visibility


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application asp  Value of Network and Application Visibility Business Value of Network and Application Visibility Networks have become central to a company's ability to create new products and services, enter new markets, and develop new partnerships. But what are the business drivers and challenges facing network administrators? And how are companies leveraging their networks for competitive advantage? Find out in Achieving Business Value with Network and Application Visibility . In this IDC report based on a survey of Read More

BOARD Certifies Its Unique Business Intelligence/Business Performance Application with TEC


BOARD International provides a unique application, comprising an original mix of business intelligence, business analytics, and enterprise performance management capabilities—all within a single platform. TEC BI Analyst Jorge García describes the originality and user benefits of the BOARD Management Intelligence Toolkit.

application asp  Unique Business Intelligence/Business Performance Application with TEC BOARD International, a private Swiss-based enterprise software company, provides a unique application to the market. The BOARD Management Intelligence Toolkit comprises an original mix of business intelligence (BI), business analytics (BA), and enterprise performance management (EPM) capabilities—all within the reach of single interface or platform. The aim is to provide a single integrated solution that offers most of the services Read More

Collaborative Application Framework


The Sockeye CAF technology platform enables adaptive supply chain collaboration, which is a supply chain transformation methodology for reaching throughout the supply network to gain competitive differentiation. This methodology addresses the needs of complex trading networks. Adaptive supply chain collaboration requires a versatile, robust, and flexible technology platform. Sockeye has utilized a combination of technology concepts and advanced open standards to obtain scalable and robust application performance. Characteristics of the Sockeye platform are: 1. Configurable application templates 2. Dynamic meta-schema versioning 3. Persistence of the collaborative workflow 4. Agent based framework  

application asp  Application Framework The Sockeye CAF technology platform enables adaptive supply chain collaboration, which is a supply chain transformation methodology for reaching throughout the supply network to gain competitive differentiation. This methodology addresses the needs of complex trading networks. Adaptive supply chain collaboration requires a versatile, robust, and flexible technology platform. Sockeye has utilized a combination of technology concepts and advanced open standards to obtain Read More

Cutting IT and Application Support Costs


With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant proportion of the budget. Putting in place a coherent, adaptable learning culture helps to ensure your support costs are minimized and employees remain productive. But there is no one-size-fits-all model. To achieve maximum impact at minimum cost, a variety of tools and approaches aligned overall with company goals will be needed. But the reward is clear—a highly effective workforce that makes fewer costly mistakes, and has a vastly reduced reliance on your Help Desk.

application asp  IT and Application Support Costs With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant proportion of the budget. Putting in place a coherent, adaptable learning culture helps to ensure your support costs are minimized and employees remain productive. But there is no one-size-fits-all model. To achieve maximum impact at minimum cost, a variety of tools and approaches aligned overall with company Read More

How to Optimize Application Integration in Manufacturing


Data integration is a key enabler for supply chain modernization. Competition is driving increased integration of the supply chain, both due to direct cost pressures and to increased globalization. There can be little doubt that well implemented supply chain integration saves labor costs and improves inventory control. This has often been a complex and costly proposition. Standards, improved products and a common understanding of best practices for distributed systems are reducing the price of entry to supply chain automation. This will, in turn drive broader integration of manufacturing and distribution endpoints.

application asp  to Optimize Application Integration in Manufacturing Data integration is a key enabler for supply chain modernization. Competition is driving increased integration of the supply chain, both due to direct cost pressures and to increased globalization. There can be little doubt that well implemented supply chain integration saves labor costs and improves inventory control. This has often been a complex and costly proposition. Standards, improved products and a common understanding of best practices for Read More

Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now?


Enterprise Application Integration has changed massively in the past two years. Where is the market, and what vendors are left in the game?

application asp  Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now? Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now? M. Reed - September 6, 2001 Summary Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular. A great many of the players have changed in the vendor arena, new Read More

E-mail Archiving: A Business-critical Application


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The 2009 Handbook of Application Delivery


Application delivery has become a priority for virtually all IT organizations. Unfortunately, the majority still struggle with this highly complex task. This handbook can help you to help become better at application delivery by creating and analyzing a framework that you can customize for use in your environment. It also identifies key criteria that IT organizations can use to evaluate alternative solutions.

application asp  2009 Handbook of Application Delivery Application delivery has become a priority for virtually all IT organizations. Unfortunately, the majority still struggle with this highly complex task. This handbook can help you to help become better at application delivery by creating and analyzing a framework that you can customize for use in your environment. It also identifies key criteria that IT organizations can use to evaluate alternative solutions. Read More