Integration and Services: News

  • Vendors quick to jump on ASP bandwagon

    The latest moves in the crowded application service provider (ASP) space prove that even traditional software and systems vendors are not immune to the emerging model's lure.

  • Peakhour puts new spin on ASP selling

    Local ASP Peakhour has scored a $12 million investment from O2e, a business unit of the National Australia Bank. As part of the deal, several of Peakhour's offerings will be made available to NAB's large SME customer base under the "National" brand.

  • ASPs expand customer appeal

    Application service providers are gaining in both customers and customer satisfaction, according to a tracking survey released Tuesday by the ASP Industry Consortium.

  • JDV follows the Sun online

    Officially launched at the end of August, the Suncorp Metway online Share Trade service signifies the lucky 13th client and business partner for Australian-based online trading development company JDV.

  • Australia gets global eTick

    An Australian technology company has taken credit for a global e-commerce standard designed to allay consumer fears, particularly of privacy and security, over the Internet.

  • ISP and communications vendor get Cooma wired

    Eastern seaboard dwellers generally recognise Cooma as the windswept town where you buy a coffee and chips on the way to the Snowy Mountains. With its population of 7500 and predominantly agricultural economy, it seems hardly the place for a test pad for what could become a revolution in communications in regional Australia.

  • Briefs

    Survey shows popularity of ASPs increasing, ‘e-readiness' gap threatens economic growth

  • VARs set to ride ASP wave

    Systems integrators and VARs are in an excellent position to take advantage of application service provider (ASP) growth, according to Paula Hunter, president of the ASP Industry Consortium.

  • Asia Online's ASP tale twist

    In a twist on the application service provider (ASP) model, Internet service provider Asia Online will rent thin-client dedicated terminals as well as applications when it launches an ASP service here in October.

  • Visa issues 10 commandments

    In an attempt to reduce online credit-card fraud, Visa USA in San Francisco has announced 10 "commandments" for online merchants to guard its cardholders' information. According to media sources, Visa intends to follow up this announcement with the release of the details of a broad online security program.

  • EYT breaks into ASP market

    Looking to be a nimble player in the fast-moving application service (ASP) market, Ernst & Young Technologies last week renamed itself EYT and spun-off from Cap Gemini Ernst & Young U.S. LCC to offer application services for mid-sized companies.

  • Global supply chain launched

    Global Logistics Technologies (G-Log) and New Meadows Venture Partners last week launched SupplyLinks, an Internet-based global supply chain network, to link customers to various transportation modes and service providers through a single platform.

  • VC focus on ISPs and Web apps

    The venture capital community remains bullish on the Internet economy, pumping a record $US15 billion into business services, network software and telecommunications startups in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest Price- waterhouseCoopers LLP/Network World Venture Capital Survey.

  • briefs

    AIIA announces new e-commerce task force, E-business alliance forged, E-commerce offering