Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2010


Robert Dryden

Course Title

Advanced Engineering Economics

Course Number

EMGT 535/635


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.


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