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What Are Hosted Applications?
By: Martin Day
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  • What Are Hosted Applications?
  • What Are The...
  • This hosted application...
  • For organizations that...
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    What Are Hosted Applications? - Unlike a local...

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    Unlike a local application the hardware and software is under the control of a third party. This is a justifiable concern although not too dissimilar to the telephone provider supplying and maintaining the communications equipment and there are considerable incentives for the vendors to ensure high availability and reliability since their business depends on it.

    In Summary


    * No vendor installation or upgrades required
    * Low start-up costs
    * Minimal Risk, no long term commitment
    * Backups and viruses responsibility of the vendor
    * Hardware and software server maintenance vendor's responsibility
    * Investment in local hardware

    About The Author

    Martin Day is a Director of Survey Galaxy a web site that allows anyone to create, design and publish online surveys. For more information please visit

    DISCLAIMER: The content provided in this article is not warranted or guaranteed by Developer Shed, Inc. The content provided is intended for entertainment and/or educational purposes in order to introduce to the reader key ideas, concepts, and/or product reviews. As such it is incumbent upon the reader to employ real-world tactics for security and implementation of best practices. We are not liable for any negative consequences that may result from implementing any information covered in our articles or tutorials. If this is a hardware review, it is not recommended to open and/or modify your hardware.


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