Having the information you need when you need it is critical to making the right decisions for your business. The unofficial motto of the information age is "Information equals power", but information trapped inside your computer equals nothing. The key is to not only capture and retain data, but to turn that data into useful information and then make it available to those who need it. This can be more challenging than it sounds, especially when it comes to providing access for remote team members, co-workers or clients.
Unless your business has a competency in technology management, the wise choice may be to outsource the solution to your most challenging technical problems. With application hosting services, for example, you can use the software and systems that your business is already familiar with, and you simply access those systems in a different way. The ASP (application service provider, or host) takes care of the systems, the applications, and the network. Users are able to access their applications from any Internet-connected PC, and are assured that their programs and their data are secure, backed up, and available when they need them.