Advanced Engineering Economics
Application program interfaces (Computer software), Information technology -- Management, Technological innovations -- Economic aspects, Small business -- Management, Web hosting
Small and medium businesses (SMB) in need of IT applications or services to support their business, employees, and customers must make decisions on where and how to source their IT hosting services. Externally hosting with a service provider offers the possibility to reduce costs and improve business efficiency but doing so requires the SMB to give up a certain level of control. This paper focuses on describing the hosting capabilities that exist in the market today at a high level as well as the advanced economic analysis that a SMB should perform as part of their decision making strategy. An Excel calculator was created to analyze the associated economic cash flows as part of this project.
Bynum, Wayne; Mansour, Mohammad; Abdulsater, Abrahim; Alawini, Abdussalam; and Soysa, Dinesh, "Economic Case Study on Web Application Hosting Alternatives for Small and Medium Businesses" (2010). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 704.