Forum of ASPs launched

CIOL Bureau
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BANGALORE: Some of the leading Application Service Providers (ASPs) in India

have come together to form the Forum of Application Service Providers in India (FASPIN).

According to a release FASPIN is an independent, non-profit organization to

further the knowledge, understanding and adoption of the ASP model in the Indian



The founding members of the forum are Intelligroup Inc. chairman and co-CEO

Arjun Valluri, Citrix, India director (Marketing) Anil Menon, Ideas2dotCom,

India CEO Ashutosh Yadav, Compaq, India managing director Balu Doraisamy, Ariba,

South Asia managing director M Ganesh, Hughes Escorts Communications chief

operating officer Partho Banerjee and Microsoft, India director Rajeev Kaul.

Arjun Valluri, who is the current chairman of the FASPIN board, said,

"We conduct business in India as part of our global operations and have

made substantial investments here. We see firsthand the many benefits the ASP

model can bring to the Indian market. The forum gives both potential client

companies and ASPs the opportunity to share ideas, foster understanding, and

help define a common ‘language’ around ASPs in India. To achieve this, we’ve

gathered the top thought leaders and professionals in the ASP space and given

them a platform from which to create an open, inclusive knowledge hub and

information exchange for prospective ASP adopters and service providers in


FASPIN aims to set up the systems/standards and develop the structure. Its

purpose is to educate the marketplace, develop common definitions for the

industry, serve as a voice to this emerging industry and accelerate market

adoption of the ASP model, the release added.