Web or Desktop? Which Type of Application Do I Need?

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President Armen Stein has earned the Microsoft MVP Award every year since 2006. The MVP award recognizes people with a high level of expertise in a product, and who actively share that expertise.

In the last J Street Buzz, I explained what Microsoft Access really is – a desktop application development builder.  But what about web applications? How do you choose which type of system you need?

There are many factors to consider when choosing between web or desktop applications – starting with cost.  A web application will often cost over twice as much as an Access application with the same features.  What do you get for that extra cost?

I’ve created this comparison chart to help you choose the right architecture for your application.  It doesn’t cover every factor and scenario, but it’s a good start.

 Or, we could just chat about it!  Contact us for a free consultation – we’re here to help you.

Meet The Team: Armen Stein

Armen founded J Street Technology in 1994 after 10 years of software development at DIS Corporation, Eddie Bauer, and Weyerhaeuser Company. While at DIS, Armen co-designed the Infiniti dealership software system, which was finally retired after running for 25 years. Armen is a Microsoft Certified Professional and a Microsoft MVP and has spoken at many user groups and conferences, including Microsoft TechEd, Office DevCon in Australia, the PAUG Conference, and the UK Access User Group in London. Armen has co-authored two Access VBA Programmer’s Reference books (Wrox) and organizes Access Day, a conference for Access database developers and users.

Armen earned a combined Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration & Computer Science (plus an English Minor) from Western Washington University.

Armen’s other interests include travel, Kauaiphotography, backgammon, theatre, movies, and driving his 1969 Ford Bronco in the sun.

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