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12
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2014

Web Applications: A Smart Choice

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A Web application is software that runs through a web browser like Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer. The program is deployed on a web server, rather than on the Standalone PC, or local server for traditional applications.

Web ApplicationsWeb application pages interact with users requesting and responding to users. The most common example is online shopping application.

Web Based applications have evolved extensively over recent years with the help of advancements in Bandwidth, security and technology.

There are plenty of scenarios where traditional software based applications and systems could be improved by migrating them to a web based application.

Below are some of the core benefits of web based applications.

Accessible Anywhere

Unlike traditional applications, web systems are accessible anytime, anywhere, via a PC with an Internet connection, putting the user in charge of where and when they access the application. Travellers especially benefit from the accessibility.

Cross platform compatibility

The beauty of web applications is that they can work on multiple platforms. Most of the web based applications are way more compatible across all the platforms and devices than traditional installed software. Usually the lowest requirement would be a web browser with internet connection. Web browsers are available in all of the operating systems whether you use Windows, Linux, Mac OS you can still run the applications on your PC, Tablets or even on Mobile. The quality of work remains same all the time.

Low Maintenance

Web based applications mean graceful deployment. With new release of updated desktop software, deploying on hundreds of systems could be a tedious assignment, which is why IT managers love web applications. Web applications are usually installed and hosted by the 3rd party server placing minimum requirements on the end user system. This makes maintaining and updating the system under host’s responsibility. Generally your data is secured, updated, backed up on enterprise class servers in state of the art, highly secured datacenter. The capability to update and maintain web applications without distributing and installing software physically on various client computers is the main reason for the popularity of web based applications.

Communicating over systems

As a result of its manageability and cross platform support deploying web applications never been easier. All you simply need is to send the user a website address to log in to and provide them with internet access. This has huge advantage allowing you to increase access to your solutions, streamline operations and improve relationships by providing potential stakeholders access to your systems.

Secure live data

Generally in larger more complex systems data is transported around different systems and data sources. In web based applications these processes can often be consolidated minimizing the need to transport data everywhere. Web based applications also provide an supplementary layer of security by removing the need for the user to have access to the data and back end servers.

Reduced costs

Web based applications can minimize costs significantly because of low support and maintenance requirements, minimal needs on the end user system and simplified architecture. Additionally, streamlining your business technology processes as a result of your web application software can reduce headache and increase additional savings.

Conclusion

The trend toward web applications is clear. Applications that everyone thought had to run as desktop applications are now commonly web applications increasingly. Ultimately the accessibility of web based applications makes them very desirable and easy to use with advancement in web technology. Web based Software applications have came a long way by offering competitive advantages to traditional desktop based software systems allowing businesses to consolidate and streamline their systems and processes and reduce costs.

Contact us to find how a web based application could work for you.

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