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ASP Vs SaaS difference

Posted by bhoo on September 26, 2006

ASP Vs SaaS:  What is the difference?

These terms are often used interchangeably…

Maxine Kincora (http://searchcio.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid19_gci1216679,00.html?track=NL-453&ad=565552HOUSE&asrc=EM_NLT_560538) has tried to clarify the differentiation. 

She says – ASP means multiple enterprise software from different vendors sold and serviced by a data center – like USi or OpSource.  And, SaaS means, the same application served in the same style, may be in the same data center hosted by USi, but sold by the vendor.

Whether I agree with it or not, it is certainly a good try!

In any case, ASP or SaaS are all only semantics.  Reality is that the business model of distributed computing is a powerful, unstoppable phenomenon.

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