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Application service provision: origins and development

Tebboune, Sofiane (2003) Application service provision: origins and development. Business process management journal, 9 (6). pp. 722-734. ISSN 1463-7154

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For many years, IS outsourcing has been an important strategy researched by many academics and practitioners. The emergence of the application service provision (ASP) model has given a new dimension to outsourcing, but, at the same time, drawing much confusion as to whether it is a new model or just reshaped traditional outsourcing. The aim of this paper is to establish a discussion about linking these two phases in the development of information systems and technology (IS/IT) outsourcing: traditional IS outsourcing and ASP. The authors argue that the emergence of ASP is both evolutionary and revolutionary. Evolutionary in that it has its inspiration from traditional outsourcing, and revolutionary in that it exploits a revolutionary networking and communication media: the Internet. This paper investigates different aspects of each strategy (IS/IT outsourcing and ASP), then draws a model for relating them. The paper concludes by arguing that traditional IS/IT outsourcing assumptions could be used as a basis for studying the ASP environment; however, the need for further research on the new aspects of this model, and thus the formulation of new rules, remain of major importance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in Business Process Management Journal, published by and copyright Emerald.
Divisions: Legacy Research Institutes > Research Institute for Business and Management (RIBM) > Business Information Technology and Management Science
Faculties > Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Marketing, Operations and Digital Business
DOI: 10.1108/14637150310506657
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2009 15:07
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2016 11:52
URI: http://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/84306

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