A Controversial Proposal


Don’t have enough resources to manage your Web site? Feeling frustrated because you can’t afford to buy any new Web development applications? Finding it difficult to recruit and retain good software development staff? This talk might provide a solution – but, arguably, a controversial one. A wide range of externally-hosted Web services are available which can be easily incorporated into a Web site. They can be used for a variety of purposes, including analysis of Web statistics, providing news feeds and other content, checking Web sites, providing voting systems and other forms of user feedback, monitoring Web sites availability, providing disk space and even hosting Intranets. But how reliable are they? Will the services remain in business? If they are successful, will we find ourselves out of a job? Brian Kelly will consider these questions.


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