First of all I would like to tell you what is a Web application ? Then we will see why web application is better than a desktop application.
An application which you can use from anywhere using internet is basically called an web application. For example , Gmail .It will help you to read your emails any where in the world with the help of internet. Think if you have your email access only in you office laptop ? You cannot check your emails on a holiday or leave day. Here comes the importance of a web application.
Why Web application is better than Desktop application ?
Yes, Web applications have a lot of advantages over desktop application.
- You can use web application from anywhere in the world with the help of an internet unlike a desktop application.
- You won’t loose a web application even if you loose your laptop or a computer as a desktop application.
- You don’t need to carry it to everywhere you travel.
- You can go to your customer and open your web application there to boost your business.
- You don’t have to spend time on installing in each system for multiple user access.
As above there are a lot of advantages which make web application a better choice to desktop application.
You might have noticed that many of the old applications have extended their service to internet. Many offices have started to convert their business software to a web based application. It make the software more accessible to the employees.
For example, you have 100 employees in your office and you have a Customer Relation Management software (CRM). You have to install this to all the 100 machines. The more the installation the more will be the complaints. Yes, definitely you have to keep a good IT support team to support all these 100 users.
Think if you have made your CRM as a web application. You would have saved the time you spent on installing all the 100 systems. All of them can access the CRM through internet . The burden will be worse ,if you have an update on the CRM. You have to go and install the updates to all the 100 systems. But in a web application you can just update the server and all the users will get the updated version.
Is desktop application just a bad option ?
No , definitely I won’t say that desktop application is just a bad option. I would say, You can advantage by using a web application. You can use the same software in different geographical areas relatively easy. And web application is a relatively a new method. Even giants have started extending their service in to internet. Banks , Airlines , Travels, Educational Institutions and a lot others have already extended their system to internet.
Are web applications as secure as a desktop application?
I have to say yes, You can keep your web application as secure as a desktop software. We have a very advanced secure internet servers available. Even banks are allowing their customers to do the transactions over internet. The IT world have grown much bigger. A lot f security options are added to the internet servers and networks. Cryptography rules in the internet data transfers safe and secure. Web Application Firewall is a major player of this area.