Working in the big business arena of software technology will mean locking horns with ASPs at some point in your career. But what is it, actually? ASP or application service provider is a business that provides services to customers in a computer-based network-efficient manner. The software that is offered via an application service provider is usually called on demand software, or saas (software as a service). Putting it in simpler terms, the business provides their customers and clients easy access to any particular application program they desire using HTTP as a standard protocol.
The demand for ASPs has slowly risen from its first introduction many years ago. It evolved from simply being a specialized software back in the day to the go to guy of even small and medium scaled on line and web-based businesses now. Furthermore, the ever-increasing complexities of software have resulted in bigger costs in its distribution to the eagerly awaiting (and high paying) end users. But thanks to application service providers, such complexities and high costs of this software can be bid adieu. Additionally, the many issues regarding upgrading and enhancements have been eliminated by the end firms as well, firmly placing the responsibility of system management to the application service providers themselves maintaining and making sure that services are up to date every hour of everyday (technical support) and ensuring physical and electronic security as well as built in support for more flexibility and seamless continuity of businesses. It is no wonder that people are turning to ASPs for their business needs.