We have touched upon the benefits of hosted software before, but we have yet to provide a side-by-side comparison of hosted and on-premises. The following post will serve as an overview guide to the difference between these deployment methods.
The Advantages/Disadvantages of On-Premises Software:
The Advantages/Disadvantages of Hosted (Online) Software:
As you can see from the tables above, each deployment method has its strengths and weaknesses. Although many vendors cling desperately to one method or the other, some vendors offer both hosted and on-premises. Depending on your personal preferences and type of business, one deployment method may be preferable than the other.