Smart Client Applications - The Best of Both Worlds - A Juniper Research Paper

Extensive research conducted by Jupiter Research in 2004 revealed issues facing corporate users of purely web-based applications versus using desktop-based software. Key findings include how worker productivity is hindered when applications rely completely on an Internet connection, and other roadblocks encountered when working remotely. Jupiter did case studies on Salesforce and Amazon.

Smart Client Applications, like SiteLink Web Edition (launched in 2006), deliver the operational advantages of a web-based application with the power and speed of local processing. Sensitive data such as credit card info is never stored locally. The findings in this document show why corporate decision makers at SiteLink made the move toward a Smart Client Application when first developing SiteLink Web Edition.