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SAP adds itself to the growing number of companies that are shifting their focus to the lucrative hosting market.

 

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A crowded market makes way for one more as SAP adds itself to the growing number of companies that are shifting their focus to the lucrative hosting business.

"(Customers want) to get everything from a one-stop shop, from one partner."

- Hartmut Engel, head of new ASP unit, SAP

 


SAP offers hosted applications, online marketplace
The German business software maker says it is forming a new company intended to provide application hosting for businesses, as well as a new marketplace for its customer base.

Gateway joining hosting, services rush
The computer maker announces that it will offer Web hosting and other Internet-related services to small and medium-size businesses in the second quarter.

Dell hosting plans could end current deals
Dell Computer's plan to host Web sites for small businesses may eventually boost the company's bottom line, but could cost the PC maker business in the near term.

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USi, AT&T team on application services
The two companies plan to jointly sell and market application hosting services to small and midsize businesses.