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Key Challenges and Issues facing the World Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services Market

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World Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 240 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as AboveNet, Inc., Ariba, Inc., Electronic Data Systems Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, Intelligroup, Inc., Jamcracker, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, and USinternetworking, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

APPLICATION SERVICE PROVIDER (ASP) MCP-1763

HOSTING SERVICES - A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Application service provider (ASP) Hosting Services I-3

Classification of ASPs by Area of Focus I-3

Specialist ASPs I-3

Regional/Local ASPs I-3

Enterprise ASPs I-3

Volume Business ASPs I-4

Vertical Market ASPs I-4

Classification of ASPs by Applications and Services Provided I-4

Applications I-4

Vertical Applications I-4

Analytical Applications I-4

Personal Applications I-4

CRM Applications I-4

ERM Applications I-4

Collaborative Applications I-4

Services I-5

Core Services I-5

Managed Services I-5

Extended Services I-5

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1

ASP Hosting Services - On a Fast Track II-1

Growth Factors II-1

Focus on Profitability II-1

Large Companies as ASP Customers II-1

Partnerships II-1

Inhibiting Factors II-1

Consolidation II-1

Undecided Channels II-2

Undefined Future Strategy II-2

2. ASP Hosting Services by Application Type - An Analysis II-3

E-Commerce - the Largest ASP Application II-3

CRM and Industry Specific Applications Offer Great Potential II-3

Table 1: Global ASP Hosting Services Market by Application

Type: Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for CRM (Customer

Relationship Management), ERP (Enterprise Resource

Planning), E-Commerce, Collaborative, Financial,

Vertical/Industry Specific, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

3. Market Trends II-4

Growing Market Awareness II-4

M&A Activity Continues Unabated II-4

Differentiation - the Buzz Word II-4

Integration with Legacy Systems Gains Prominence II-4

ASPs for Insurance Sector Still in Nascent Stage II-4

4. Product Overview II-5

Introduction II-5

Classification of ASPs by Area of Focus II-5

Specialist ASPs II-5

Regional/Local ASPs II-5

Enterprise ASPs II-5

Volume Business ASPs II-5

Vertical Market ASPs II-5

Classification of ASPs by Applications and Services Provided II-5

Applications II-6

Vertical Applications II-6

Analytical Applications II-6

Personal Applications II-6

CRM Applications II-6

ERM Applications II-6

Collaborative Applications II-6

Services II-6

Core Services II-6

Managed Services II-6

Extended Services II-7

Components of ASP II-7

ASP Players II-7

Advantages of ASP Model II-7

Cost Benefits II-7

Swift Implementation II-7

Broad Range of Applications II-7

Alleviates Dearth of Talented IT Professionals II-7

Service Level Agreement in Brief II-7

5. Product Innovations/Introductions II-8

Oracle Unveils Oracle(R) Mobile Sales Assistant II-8

Intermedia.NET Expands Hosted Exchange Storage II-8

Verio Inc. Introduces New Hosting Solutions II-8

GoDaddy.com Strengthens Web Hosting Security II-9

Spry Hosting Launches advanced VPS Hosting Services US II-9

HostChart.com Launches HostAssist II-9

Seamless Wi-Fi Launches Alpha Internet II-9

nuWebHosts.com Introduces Complete Hosting Service II-9

AdventNet Launches Web-based Application Monitoring Tool II-9

6. Recent Industry Activity II-10

Sandata Acquires Major Portion of TeleTimecard(TM) LLC II-10

Digital Dispatch to Acquire MobiSoft OY II-10

IBM Pockets Encentuate II-10

Pfizer Switzerland Gains Access to Ariba Sourcing(TM) II-11

Ariba to Service Mid Management Companies II-11

Intelligroup Sings a Partnership Agreement with iStreet Solutions II-11

AT&T Inc. Inks Marketing Pact with SAP America Inc II-11

USi and Webmetrics Join Forces to Launch E-Commerce Performance

Analysis Package II-12

OntarioMD Selects the New ASP Version of Practice Solutions II-12

USi Acquires Daniel IT II-13

Nightingale to Acquire VantageMed II-13

Ariba Acquires Procuri II-13

EDS Inaugurates Wuhan Global Service Centre (GSC) II-13

Web.com Acquires WebSource Media II-14

The Planet and EV1 Join Hands II-14

TelCove and High Density Hosting Join Hands II-14

FlatBurger Signs Agreement with SWsoft II-14

Little Star Web Networks Takes Over cPanelDemos.com II-14

X1Services.com Buys MaximumVPS II-14

IceWEB Purchases PatriotNet II-15

Microsoft and Interland Signs Marketing Deal II-15

Eros Enterprises to Buy Talex Studios II-15

Othello Technology Takes Over BeamHost II-15

Spiderhost Acquires Hosting Accounts of Zynergy II-15

TITAN Buys Titanium Consulting Group II-15

Sitestar Takes Over Netrover Canada II-15

Dotster Signs Agreement with Thawte II-15

Hosting.com Purchases Data Center Facility II-16

Interland Acquires Web.com II-16

EarthLink Acquires New Edge Networks II-16

Cmather Launches Web Hosting Services II-16

EDS Acquires Majority Stake in MphasiS India II-16

Eastman Signs Agreement with Intelligroup II-16

Intelligroup Partners with Royal Greenland II-17

IBM Purchases Internet Security Systems II-17

IBM Takes Over FileNet II-17

IBM Buys Webify II-17

TCS Establishes BFS Solution Center India II-17

DemoWolf Signs Partnership Agreement with ResellersToday II-17

RCM Technologies, Inc. Acquires Soltre Technology Inc. II-17

IBM Takes Over Corio II-18

Sun Microsystems Buys SevenSpace II-18

SunGard Purchases Inflow, Inc. II-18

Network Solutions Purchases MonsterCommerce II-18

Tucows Buys Hosted Messaging Assets of Critical Path II-18

LocalNet Takes Over CoreComm Customers II-18

Joyent Takes Over TextDrive II-19

Interland Integrates with Ambassador Yellow Pages II-19

Claranet Purchases Artful France II-19

Aplus.Net and Comodo Join Hands II-19

Dotster Signs Partnership Agreement with Akmin II-19

Peer 1 Network Integrates with Swsoft II-19

Livedoor Takes Over ClickDiario II-19

Hostway Signs Partnership Agreement with Intellext II-19

MCI Acquires Totality II-20

Equinix Purchases New Data Center II-20

Interoute Buys European Operations of VIA Europe II-20

Peer 1 Takes Over Dedicated Server Assets of Interland II-20

Microsoft Purchases Teleo II-20

HostMySite.com and Auersoft Join Hands II-20

Cisco Systems Takes Over Sheer Networks II-20

OneNeck Integrates with Hosted Solutions II-21

Destra Takes Over GPM Internet II-21

Apollo Hosting Unites with Tucows II-21

Destra and Ansearch Join Hands II-21

CheetahMail Purchases Harvest Solutions II-21

WebServe Buys EZ Host Provider II-21

Ensim Acquires TeleGea Inc. II-21

Cisco Systems Buys FineGround Networks II-21

Globat.com Takes Over Entity Communications II-22

Hostway Purchases Server-Service GmbH Germany II-22

America Online, Inc. and Doubleclick Join Hands II-22

Inkra Inks Pact with Sententia II-22

CoConnect Acquires EonDeck.com and Rndtuit.com II-22

LinuxForce Takes Over Cyber Loft II-22

Fusepoint Purchases Worldwide Online II-22

Tornado Unites with Novara I.T Europe II-23

CIQ Inks Pact with AT&T II-23

DedicatedCentral and Urchin Software Join Hands II-23

TCS and SAP Join Hands in South Africa South Africa II-23

Equinix Inc. Acquires Data Center of AboveNet Communication II-23

H-Quotient Enhances Application Service Provider capacity II-23

7. Focus on Select Global Players II-24

AboveNet, Inc. (US) II-24

Ariba, Inc. (US) II-24

Electronic Data Systems Corporation (US) II-24

International Business Machines Corporation (US) II-25

Intelligroup, Inc. (USA) II-25

Jamcracker, Inc. (US) II-26

Oracle Corporation (US) II-26

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (India) II-26

USinternetworking, Inc. (US) II-27

8. Global Market Perspective II-28

Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific

and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28

Table 3: World Long-term Projections for Application Service

Provider (ASP) Hosting Services by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of World

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 4: World 10-Year Perspective for Application Service

Provider (ASP) Hosting Services by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003,

2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis III-1

US Leads World ASP Market III-1

Differentiation - the Buzz Word III-1

Product Introductions III-1

Recent Industry Activity III-2

Key Players III-12

B.Market Analytics III-15

Table 5: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services -

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 6: US Long-term Projections for Application Service

Provider (ASP) Hosting Services - Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

2. Canada III-16

A.Market Analysis III-16

Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis III-16

Recent Industry Activity III-16

B.Market Analytics III-17

Table 7: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services -

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 8: Canadian Long-term Projections for Application

Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services - Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

3. Japan III-18

A.Market Analysis III-18

Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis III-18

Japanese ASP Market: An Overview III-18

Driving and Inhibiting Factors of Japanese ASP Market III-18

Leading ASP Players in the Market III-18

B.Market Analytics III-19

Table 9: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services -

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 10: Japanese Long-term Projections for Application

Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services - Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4. Europe III-20

A.Market Analysis III-20

Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis III-20

Recent Industry Activity III-20

B.Market Analytics III-21

Table 11: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services by

Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of

Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 12: European Long-term Projections for Application

Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services by Geographic

Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 13: European 10-Year Perspective for Application

Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France,

Germany, Italy, the UK, and Rest of Europe for Years 2003,

2008, and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

4a. France III-23

A.Market Analysis III-23

Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis III-23

Recent Industry Activity III-23

B.Market Analytics III-23

Table 14: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services -

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 15: French Long-term Projections for Application

Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services - Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4b. Germany III-25

A.Market Analysis III-25

Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis III-25

Recent Industry Activity III-25

B.Market Analytics III-25

Table 16: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services -

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 17: German Long-term Projections for Application

Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services - Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

4c. Italy III-27

Market Analysis III-27

Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis III-27

Table 18: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services -

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 19: Italian Long-term Projections for Application

Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services - Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4d. The United Kingdom III-29

Market Analysis III-29

Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis III-29

Table 20: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services - Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 21: UK Long-term Projections for Application Service

Provider (ASP) Hosting Services - Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

4e. Rest of Europe III-31

Market Analysis III-31

Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis III-31

Table 22: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting

Services - Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 23: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for

Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services - Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

5. Asia Pacific III-33

Market Analysis III-33

Table 24: Asia Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting

Services by Geographic Region - China, Hong Kong, and Rest

of Asia Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 25: Asia Pacific Long-term Projections for Application

Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services by Geographic

Region - China, Hong Kong, and Rest of Asia Pacific Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 26: Asia Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Application

Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for China,

Hong Kong, and Rest of Asia Pacific for Years 2003, 2008,

and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

5a. China III-35

A.Market Analysis III-35

Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis III-35

ASP market in China: A Picturesque III-35

ERP - the Leading ASP Application III-35

Recent Industry Activity III-35

B.Market Analytics III-36

Table 27: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services - Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 28: Chinese Long-term Projections for Application

Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services - Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

5b. Hong Kong III-37

A.Market Analysis III-37

Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis III-37

A Scenario of Hong Kong ASP Market III-37

Driving and Inhibiting Factors III-37

Market Leaders III-37

B.Market Analytics III-38

Table 29: Hong Kong Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services -

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 30: Hong Kong Long-term Projections for Application

Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services - Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

5c. Rest of Asia Pacific III-39

A.Market Analysis III-39

Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis III-39

Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan to Lead Market III-39

Recent Industry Activity III-39

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (India) - A Key Player III-39

B.Market Analytics III-40

Table 31: Rest of Asia Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting

Services - Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 32: Rest of Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for

Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services - Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

6. Rest of World III-42

A.Market Analysis III-42

Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis III-42

Recent Industry Activity III-42

B.Market Analytics III-42

Table 33: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting

Services - Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 34: Rest of World Long-term Projections for

Application Service Provider (ASP) Hosting Services -

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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