ASP wins three-year contract

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

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(2000), "ASP wins three-year contract", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/aeat.2000.12772dab.029

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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ASP wins three-year contract

ASP wins three-year contract

Keywords: Aspective, Mitech

Aspective, a European wireless application service provider (w.ASP), has won a three-year contract with Mitech, a specialist digital information management company, to implement and manage a global "document delivery system" for the aerospace industry.

"With modern aircraft having to operate almost continuously, global access to vital maintenance and engineering information is essential. The ASP model is thought to be perfectly suited to these types of mission critical applications", explains Ewald Weizenbauer, VP, sales and marketing at Aspective. "Unlike most in-house IT departments, we are fully geared up to run 24 x 7 operations and will provide our customers with the guaranteed levels of service and support all for a fixed monthly fee."

This deal is said to be further evidence that UK and European businesses are beginning to follow their US counterparts by opening up to the whole concept of application service provision. The ASP industry consortium (ASPic) estimates that more than 65 per cent of companies in the UK and Germany will be using ASPs by the end of 2001, with those within the transport sector being amongst the first to move.

"In addition to guaranteed levels of service, security is also a key aspect to the project", says Irene Brown, managing director of Mitech. "The very nature of the information being stored and accessed is highly confidential. The servers holding this information must, therefore, be physically secure and any communication over the Internet must be fully encrypted. Aspective was more than able to meet our requirements."