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Submission + - When is it appropriate to go Web-Based?

Nightlyfe writes: "I work for a fair-sized resort that is currently exploring changing accounting systems. In our preliminary discussions, the controller asked us to look at web-based systems. I explained that this would seriously limit our options, and may have other drawbacks as well. Going to web-based applications has some serious advantages/disadvantages as I see it. Yes, all of your backup and security is someone else's responsibility, but on the other hand...*all of your backup and security is someone else's responsibility.* I've always felt that that's a pretty significant risk to take with corporate/business applications. We have the hardware and infrastructure in-house to handle an application suite for this, so what are the benefits to going web-based? What are the challenges we could expect to face? I'd really like to know if other slashdot readers have experienced similar situations and what they found out."

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