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Thursday, 15 November 2007 05:17

In the Shadow of the Internet

Written by  Barbara Bennett

Imagine: Your company's riding high on the success of the new Java applications you installed last year. With Internet access to your legacy applications, you've been able to hold your sales support staff constant while experiencing a 50% increase in sales. Prospective customers are accessing your web site for pricing, ordering, automated credit checks and to schedule delivery.Your mobile sales force does all of that and more for complex proposals. Now imagine the moment when the data center that houses your web server suffers a disaster. You're on your way to the hot site before it comes to you: 'How will Internet traffic from my customers and sales staff find me at my hot site location?