ABSTRACT

The objective of this concluding chapter is to explore the longerterm prospects for the ASP marketplace and present some insights into expected future models, which may be:

• existing ASP models (adapted and modified where necessary) that survive the current industry shakeout and emerge from expected consolidation, or

• other models, which might include competitors from other IT sectors and today’s ASP partners and business enablers whose different models (new or combinations of their existing models) become predominant ways of application service provision.