Last spring, the ASP market witnessed the arrival of an Application Service Provider designed to help organizations adapt to the rapidly changing IT environment. Agilera is the result of a joint venture between CIBER, Verio and Centennial Ventures designed to offer expertise, infrastructure, strategic counsel and e-business fulfillment services to emerging and middle market companies.
pursuing ASP initiatives. Additionally, telecommunication providers (AT&T, MCI, Lucent, Nortel) have launched infrastructure support for ASP's. Finally, even the software vendors themselves (i.e., PeopleSoft, Lawson, Oracle, SAP, etc) are creating Application Service Provider business practices. The resulting challenge is Agilera must establish partnerships and a sizable implementation/support track record before the market outpaces its efforts. BOTTOM LINE Vendor Predictions Agilera has the opportunity