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Web-based vs. On-site Server?

By JTMoore ·
I work for a manufacturing plant that needs to upgrade from an old NT Server running dos based ERP software to something more modern (obviously). We are considering all the possibilities including new servers and workstations throughout and web-based solutions without the need for on-site server and support. I'm looking for feedback on the two options. Anyone running web based ERP software solution that wished they had stayed in-house or anyone running in-house wishing they had gone web-based? What's the pros and cons of each in your opinion?
Thanks in advance for any and all input!
JT

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Web-based vs. On-site Ser ...
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This is the last one.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to :_|

I'm getting out of breath chasing you all over this forum.

You are answering questions as HAL. Do you really want to do that?

Davette

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Thanks Davette. :0

by OH Smeg In reply to This is the last one.

Apparently something went wrong as I logged out as Oh Smeg and when I opened the Browser this time it's somehow showing my default TR Account. :_|

Bloody Site Redesign it's going to kill me. :_|

Col

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No biggie babes...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Thanks Davette. :0

Do you have any idea how many posts I have chased you through?

Be careful, Oh Smeg. I know Davette. One of these days she'll post another question. If HAL answers, she'll more than likely give him a thumb just for S&G's! ]:)

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RE: Do you have any idea how many posts I have chased you through?

by OH Smeg In reply to No biggie babes...

I might have a small idea as I've just had to go back and edit them all. :^0

And Davette wouldn't dare mark a question that I've incorrectly replied to as she's way too clever for that and the airlock door is bound to open.

Col ]:)

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Do be sure you caught them all Col...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to RE: [i]Do you have any id ...

Davette is lurking.

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:^0 :^0

by OH Smeg In reply to Do be sure you caught the ...

2 Hours WOO for Davette them. ?


WOO = With Out Oxygen.

And I did change all of the ones that appear in the HAL Profile so if there are any more it's all down to the Site Redesign. :0

Col

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"IT'S FULL OF STARS !!! ...and the number 667 !!!" <N/T>

by OldER Mycroft In reply to :_|
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Well the big one is Security

by OH Smeg In reply to Web-based vs. On-site Ser ...

You don't have any control of Security with Web Based Servers. So depending on what it is exactly that you do you may not have this choice. If you make any thing for Government you need to maintain security and control of your Data. Of course if you don't then you can do as you please but you'll need to remember that other factors can come into play and if there is anything that happens to take out the ISP you will not have any access to the Servers and this will result in a loss of production for the duration of the outage.

While you have no control over what happens locally like power outages and so on you can have the position of being OK locally but having inclement conditions affecting the Server End or some place in between when you do not have local control. Of course Web Based is cheaper so the Accountants love that idea.

You should also check to see if there is any software that is Mission Critical that is required that will not run on 2003.

Col

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Thanks

by JTMoore In reply to Well the big one is Secur ...

I appreciate your input.
Thanks!

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