If you can put your computing power on a distant server, why not do the same with your software?

That's the idea behind application service providers, kissing cousins to thin clients. Instead of purchasing software, schools can "rent" software from another company, which delivers the applications via the internet.

Don Carte, of the Learningstation.com, a major ASP vendor in the educational software market, says ASPs offer some of the same advantages as thin ...

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