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Freshmeat: Six Reasons Not to Use an ASP

Aug 29, 2000, 20:43 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Reiber)

"ASP-based solutions are slowly making inroads into the territories enjoyed by traditional applications. Understanding the differences can help users to choose wisely."

"The reasons for using an ASP are quite sufficiently described by the companies touting them as solutions. On the surface, ASPs look very attractive for many reasons. As with the current dot.com madness, there are some important but too often overlooked issues with using ASP-based applications. Here I provide six reasons why users might choose to remain with the more traditional, locally-running application..."

"After having just presented six compelling reasons to stay away from ASPs, it may be hard to believe that I'm actually a supporter of the idea. Well, I am, but with significant changes from the way ASPs work today. I learned a long time ago that problems are easier to swallow when chased by solutions, so I'll provide a short description of potential solutions to each problem. Now, whether you LIKE the approaches below is another thing entirely..."

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