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Software renting - Better business, better environment: The case of application service providing (ASP)

Plepys, Andrius LU (2002) 2002 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment In IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment p.53-58
Abstract
The author analyses the business model of Application Service Provider (ASP) as a less material intensive alternative to traditional computing - a promising example of ICT sector dematerialisation. The article compares the ASP vs. traditional computing models from environmental and business perspectives. The ASP service model has a potential to provide both economic and environmental benefits. By using the results from the available life cycle studies on personal computers the author conducts a rough analysis of the environmental gains from using the ASP model. The key environmental benefits derive from using a "lighter" hardware such as thin clients and the possibilities to extend its lifetime. The conclusions show that there are several... (More)
The author analyses the business model of Application Service Provider (ASP) as a less material intensive alternative to traditional computing - a promising example of ICT sector dematerialisation. The article compares the ASP vs. traditional computing models from environmental and business perspectives. The ASP service model has a potential to provide both economic and environmental benefits. By using the results from the available life cycle studies on personal computers the author conducts a rough analysis of the environmental gains from using the ASP model. The key environmental benefits derive from using a "lighter" hardware such as thin clients and the possibilities to extend its lifetime. The conclusions show that there are several groups of barriers: technical, cultural, knowledge, economic and legal barriers that can be addressed by different actors. Companies can overcome some of those barriers, but the issues of property and privacy right protection; anti-trust legislation, standardisation and infrastructure development have to be addressed by government. ASP stakeholders can find it interesting to identify and exploit the potential environmental benefits of ICT outsourcing. (Less)
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Resource efficiency, Software renting, Application service providers, Lifetime extension
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IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
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53 - 58
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IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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2002 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
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  • WOS:000176680100011
  • Other:CODEN: 85OPAA
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0-7803-7214-X
DOI
10.1109/ISEE.2002.1003238
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English
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  author       = {Plepys, Andrius},
  isbn         = {0-7803-7214-X},
  keyword      = {Resource efficiency,Software renting,Application service providers,Lifetime extension},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {53--58},
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  series       = {IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment},
  title        = {Software renting - Better business, better environment: The case of application service providing (ASP)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISEE.2002.1003238},
  year         = {2002},
}