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Research Says ASPs Deliver Results

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Aberdeen Research Indicates That Application Outsourcing Provides Significant and Measurable Value BOSTON--Jan. 15, 2002--In a new research report, Aberdeen Group, a leading market analysis and positioning services firm, announces the Top 10 application service provider (ASP) implementations of 2000 and 2001. "What Works: Ten Significant ASP Implementations'', an Aberdeen research report, is the result of an intensive project that investigated how organizations, in a variety of industries, benefit from adopting ASPs. Moreover, Aberdeen research reaffirmed that ASPs can offer enterprises a variety of benefits: cost reduction, rapid software deployment, more effective use of IT (Information Technology) staff, and a renewed ability for organizations to remain close to their core businesses. "Lately, many IT professionals have been questioning the viability of the ASP model,'' says Stephen Lane, Research Director, IT Services. "But negative publicity and market turbulence aside, the ASP business proposition is still sound. More importantly, it is being well received in the market. This report showcases the top tier of the many success stories that we uncovered.'' Aberdeen's research examined a wide range of business problems and how ASPs solved them. One of the most important findings is that the highlighted implementations fulfilled most or all of the promises ASPs make to the market. The report, entitled "What Works: Ten Significant ASP Implementations,'' describes the research methodology, summarizes the key findings, characterizes the ASP industry and market dynamics, and profiles 10 ASPs. Profiled service providers comprise Appshop, Captura, Employease, Extensis, ManagedOps, Qwest Cyber Solutions, Salesnet, Surebridge, Technology Solutions Corp., and TriZetto. For more information about "What Works: Ten Significant ASP Implementations,'' visit http://www.aberdeen.com/ab_company/hottopics/top10asp/default.htmor call (800) 577-7891. For additional information on Aberdeen's Service Providers practice, contact Stephen Lane ([email protected]) at (617) 854-5239.