TITLE

Backup & Recovery: The Killer App for ASPs

AUTHOR(S)
Cramer, Bob
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Financial Executive;Jun2002, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at application service providers (ASP), focusing on backup and recovery services. Application service providers are noted as being inherently unprofitable due to large startup costs and low monthly service fees. Difficulties in assessing the return on investment of information technology (IT) initiatives are discussed. ASPs allow companies to subscribe to applications over the Internet for a regular monthly fee, eliminating the costs associated with installing and maintaining applications in-house. Online Internet Protocol (IP)-based backup and recovery service providers are noted as the most successful and useful version of an ASP available, giving companies the ability to use the Internet and, on a subscription basis, store critical data in a secure, remote location. INSET: Business Continuity: Planning for the Worst.
ACCESSION #
11927650

 

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