In-House or Web-Based?
There is no question imaging requires a large
investment. This has kept some companies from taking
advantage of the benefits that come from imaging. Some
companies are too small to justify the capital
expenditure, while others, although large enough, run
into problems with internal capital budget allocation
For these situations, ITG offers a web-based imaging
option. With this option, there is no hardware or
software to buy. We connect your network to one of our
imaging servers using a high speed secure connection
like VPN. Whether the imaging server is in-house or
web-based is totally transparent to the users. They have
exactly the same features, functions, and capabilities
with a web-based server as they do with an in-house
server. The only difference is that there is no up-front
capital expenditure with a web-based. Instead of buying
technology, it is rented. Rather than a large capital
expenditure, there is just a monthly fee.
It is easy to start with a web-based imaging server and
then, as the usage grows, bring it back in-house. We
simply make a tape backup of the out-sourced imaging
server and load it on the new in-house imaging server.
There is no loss of data and no re-keying of
information. Web-based imaging is a good way to get
started with imaging with a very minimal budget.