New research indicates that a place must be found for legacy systems in the ASP model
London, February 2nd 2001 - Recent research reveals that many IT departments view the integration of existing systems as a integral part of any ASP solution that they implement. The survey, which was co-sponsored by ASP enabler SevenMountains Software, shows that 58% of IT manager respondents would want any ASP solution to integrate with existing legacy systems.
Patrick Coates, Managing Director at SevenMountains Software explains: "Despite pressures from the IT industry to constantly upgrade and implement new technology, be it software or hardware, the truth of the matter is that no IT Director worth his salt is going to invest in an area where no business benefits are achieved. This fact was highlighted during the pre-Y2K phase and to many industry pundits’ dismay these older more reliable systems were simply debugged and allowed to continue their loyal service. ASPs will have to offer more than just the Windows based solution. This is something that many ASPs are aware of as interest in 7M Aspire bears testament to. It is a comprehensive solution for web enabling and integrating existing non-Windows based systems."
Dr. Simon Moores, Co-chairman of the ASP Community adds, "These results should surprise no one. It is not just the software packages themselves, but the investment that the company has put into them in terms of time, training and money. Many organisations will be looking to couple systems with which they are familiar with the advantages that can be gained through implementation of the ASP Solution. The ASP Community sees this as further evidence in the growth of awareness of the potential benefits of the ASP model."
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THE RESEARCH: "ASPs - Is it your route to better computing?"
The research survey was conducted in November 2000 by The ASP Community http://www.aspcommunity.org
Over 350 IT Managers across industry were surveyed. An Executive Summary of the full research results will available in February. Please contact Rose Ross at Omarketing on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
About SevenMountains Software
SevenMountains Software is a leading developer of infrastructure software for application service providers (ASPs) and enterprise customers. The company offers an application hosting management solution that leverages a corporation's existing infrastructure and simplifies the management of all corporate applications, content and security through one interface.
SevenMountains also enables collaborative computing over terrestrial and wireless networks that can be accessed remotely from any Internet enabled device.
SevenMountains has formed partnerships with leading technology companies including IBM, Sun Microsystems, Psion, Citrix Systems, and SilverStream Software.
Founded in 1997, SevenMountains Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with offices in London, San Francisco, Boston and Bergen. More information and a copy of a recent IDC white paper on the ASP marketplace SevenMountains can be found on the SevenMountains’ website at http://www.sevenmountains.com
For more information, please contact:
Rose Ross, Omarketing
+44 (0)20 8255 5225
Patrick Coates, Managing Director, SevenMountains Software
+44 (0)20 8324 1515
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