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A service provider is an entity that provides services to other entities. Usually this refers to a business that provides subscription or metered service to other businesses or individuals. Examples of these services include Internet access, Mobile phone service, and web application hosting. An entity is something that has a distinct, separate existence, though it need not be a material existence. ... This article is about a term used in economics. ... The subscription business model is a business model that has long been used by magazines and record clubs, but the application of this model is spreading. ... The Internet, or simply the Net, is the publicly available worldwide system of interconnected computer networks that transmit data by packet switching using a standardized Internet Protocol (IP) and many other protocols. ... In software engineering, a web application is an application delivered to users from a web server over a network such as the World Wide Web or an intranet. ...

In other contexts, the service may be a more abstract service, for example when using modelling techniques to analyze a problem, it may be useful to divide the system into modules, each of which may both provide services to other moudules and itself consume services from other modules.

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Open Archives Initiative Service Providers (1767 words)
This page lists parties that provide services based on metadata that is harvsted using the OAI metadata harvesting protocol.
Service providers are encouraged to fill out this template and include it on their web site.
This service is a part of the ongoing project "Development of OAI-Based Institutional Research Repository Services in India", sponsored by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) Service Providers (607 words)
The JNDI Service Provider Interface (SPI) provides the means by which naming and directory services are integrated into the JNDI framework.
Provides JNDI naming and directory services, based on an xml storage and persistence model, that are accessible via SOAP xml web-services.
The Service Location Protocol provides a scalable framework for the discovery and selection of network services, minimizing the need for static configuration within network-based applications.
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