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Hosted Apps – Pros & Cons (Part 1 of 2)

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Hosted applications first appeared in the marketplace several years ago. While the idea was sound, the concept didn’t take off — but it didn’t disappear, it merely waited for the time to be right. In the years since hosted applications were initially introduced there has been a measured and definite trend toward general acceptance of what we are now well familiar with as a hosted applications model.

One of the reasons why the growth of the hosted application model continues to expand is widespread, fast, and reliable Internet access. Additionally, businesses now have the availability of both client-side and server-side applications and there are compelling reasons for implementing some hosted applications in almost every environment. Read more »


Posted on : Aug 19 2008
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