Custom software application development has caught the pace to cater to the end users’ expectations of much more responsive applications than the traditional ones. In response to the proliferation of other frameworks used to create rich internet applications (RIAs) such as Flex from Adobe and AJAX-based frameworks, Microsoft has recently introduced Silverlight. Microsoft’s entry into the action ground of RIAs represents the company’s desire to create its own technology version that extends the reach of their .NET framework.
The prominent and massively growing body of software web app development organizations has seemingly adopted a structured software development process that systematically approaches to a variety of tasks or activities taking place during it. Software process or software development life cycle as you may call it, the success of software largely depends on the way it is implemented software security projects.
Below are the top 5 reason why IP Browser based security management software is a better choice when selecting an access control product. The brief bullet points give you a quick look at the true cost savings behind an IP system along with other system benefits.
1. No software to install
IP Security management systems use browser-managed user interfaces and require no software installation or maintenance. The main controller simply plugs into your network and you start your computer’s web browser. By typing in the systems IP address you can access the security system software. The software operates like a common website; users can easily adapt to its sophisticated system features with minimal training. Also because there is no software to install you can access the software from any computer on your company’s network or remote locations with proper access rights. The ability to make changes quickly and easily is vital when charged with the responsibility of managing your company’s security system technical solutions.
2. Total Cost of Ownership – True cost savings
Using an appliance based system over a traditional server can offer significant cost savings. Management of an IP based system is simple. There are no windows patches to worry about and no virus protection software that needs to be updated. An IP appliance, used by many of the IP based system manufacturers, typically offers longer life expectancy than a server. There is also a significant cost benefit on power consumption. Upgrades to the system are also easy and don’t require hours of your IT departments time to implement. These savings typically are thousands of dollars over a five year period compared to traditional systems. Even small systems with only 5 to 8 doors of access control can experience remarkable cost savings.
3. Easy upgrades with no Microsoft or virus updates
As mentioned above when using IP based security management software there is no need for Microsoft upgrades or patches and virus protection isn’t needed at all. This makes the management and upkeep of the IP based security system simple and efficient. An IP security system is secure and provides you with easy access from any network computer. Upgrades to the system are simple flash upgrades. You or your security company simply uploads the new software to the IP appliance and typically within 15 to 20 minutes your entire system is upgraded, even systems with hundreds of doors. A true time savings over traditional server/client access control systems which can require days or weeks to complete an upgrade.