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The danger of hosted solutions

The danger of hosted solutions

There's been a lot of advocating for Web-based solutions for small business, allowing you to seem bigger than you are, save money, and have someone else manage complicated applications.

But an hours-long outage at CRM software company Salesforce.com shows one of the dangers: you become reliant on someone else for your customer information and applications.

The simplest solution is to frequently back up any crucial database onto your own systems and drives.