On On-Demand Software

"InfoWorld has a special report. 'Although the on-demand model is still evolving, many of the problems that scuttled the first round of ASPs have been or are being solved. Web services have helped make customization and integration easier. Identity management is bridging user provisioning between provider and enterprise. And various technologies - much of them developed by a handful of ASP survivors - are making hosted provider platforms more reliable, scalable, and secure...Such advances lead many to identify on-demand software as the next big thing, although the number of current deployments is tiny compared with the software market as a whole.'"

From E M E R G I C . o r g.