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By Laurie McCabe
January 30, 2004

Top 30 Enablers

These are the 30 companies that, in the view of ASPnews, are the most influential software or infrastructure providersfor the ASP and Web services industry. For inclusion, companies must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a substantial and active customer base of providers
  • Be active in their support and promotion of network-based applications and services
  • Invest in innovation in the online delivery of software-based services
  • Be recognized as a leader by others within the industry

Company Description Location
AbrideanInfrastructure ISVHalifax, Nova Scotia
Apptixprivate-label service providerSterling, Va.
BEA SystemsInfrastructure ISVSan Jose, Calif.
BMC SoftwareInfrastructure ISV,
infrastructure ASP
Houston, Texas
Cisco SystemsSystems manufacturerSan Jose, Calif.
Citrix SystemsInfrastructure ISVFort Lauderdate, Fla.
Computer AssociatesInfrastructure ISVIslandia, N.Y.
DigexApplication infrastructure provider,
managed hosting provider
Beltsville, Md.
   EDSIT service provider,
managed hosting provider
Plano, Texas
New!   Groove NetworksInfrastructure platform vendorBeverly, Mass.
Grand CentralWeb services provider,
application infrastructure provider
San Francisco, Calif.
Hewlett-PackardSystems manufacturer,
infrastructure ISV
Palo Alto, Calif.
IBMInfrastructure ISV,
systems manufacturer,
application infrastructure provider
Armonk, N.Y.
JamcrackerASP aggregatorCupertino, Calif.
JD EdwardsEnterprise ISVDenver, Colo.
MacromediaWeb services provider,
Infrastructure ISV
San Francisco, Calif.
MetraTechInfrastructure ISVWaltham, Mass.
MicrosoftEnterprise ISV,
Web service vendor/aggregator
Seattle, Wash.
MivaWeb service ISVSan Diego, Calif.
   New!   NovellInfrastructure platform vendorProvo, Utah
OracleEnterprise ISV,
enterprise ASP
Redwood Shores, Calif.
PeopleSoftEnterprise ISV,
enterprise ASP
Pleasanton, Calif.
Progress SoftwareInfrastructure ISVBedford, Mass.
Saba SoftwareWeb-centric e-learning platformRedwood Shores, Calif.
SAPEnterprise ISV,
enterprise ASP
Walldorf, Germany
SiteLiteManaged service providerRancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
SprintWeb hosting providerWestwood, Kan.
Sun MicrosystemsSystems manufacturer,
infrastructure ISV
Palo Alto, Calif.
TrellixWeb service ISVConcord, Mass.
VeriSignWeb service provider,
infrastructure ISV
application infrastructure provider
Concord, Mass.

What do you think of our choices? What ASPs and infrastructure providers are missing that deserve to be here? And what companies do you think made that list that shouldn’t have? Critique our selections — or make your own list — in the ASP Discussion Forum.


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