Today I noted that someone was searching on the site for information about Data Collection Hosting. The idea of this post is to allow others if they are out their to add a comment to talk about the offering they have, but from what i know there are three solutions.
Solution 1: IBM SPSS MSP Data Collection
This option is used by someone that does not want to look after any hardware but has purchased the Data Collection Server software. The customer will have limited / no access to the phsyical machines as everthing is managed by the providor. For more info on this option you will need to contact you local IBM SPSS representative.
Solution 2: IBM SPSS ASP Data Collection.
This solution is used by someone that might want to run the odd survey every so often and feels the need to purchase any software is not an option. The customer will only have access to the system via the web interfaces but will be able to do all that is required to manage a survey. For more info on this option you will need to contact you local IBM SPSS representative.
Solution 3: Generic Service Providor Hosting.
This option is used by someone that wants to install and manage the software themselves but does not want to pyhsicaly host the machines in house. Most Internet Service providors will have an option for you to rent a physical or virtual machine. For obvious reasons pyhsical machines are better that virtual , but now IBM SPSS supports the common virtual enviroments virtual is an option.