six reasons not to use
Freshmeat editorial hilighting some of the downsides of using an application service provider.
Application Service Providers bring the mainframe dumb terminals model to the Web, and users get all the benefits of a centrally-maintained system. Unfortunately, the distance from your house to my.service.com is longer than that from your office to the admin down the hall, and it can be harder to hold your provider accountable. In today’s editorial, Paul Reiber points out the downsides of ASPs.