Hosting a Web site in-house can be expensive, as it requires the necessary hardware and software and power and security precautions—not to mention the cost of bandwidth. To reduce costs and increase both security and performance, some companies are turning to “shared” solutions such as managed hosting and colocation. Before implementing one of these solutions, learn what your options are, and the questions to ask vendors.
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and facilitators of new online services, the Tier1 report said. Other services that providers are being asked for by their more forward-looking customers are e-discovery services, managed messaging and IM, managed VoIP, managed databases, and managed application services such as SAP (and other ERP and CRM solutions). The leaders in terms of sales in this market are Rackspace US Inc., SAVVIS, AT&T and Verizon Business, with a host of competitors, including Peak 10 Inc., OpSource, SunGard, Terremark