A Small Business Guide to Desktop Databases

By SmallBusinessComputing Staff | Posted July 19, 2011

It might seem like every software company has moved its products to the cloud, but you can still buy desktop databases, an enduring small business software staple and trusted tool. Of course it helps to understand which features and capabilities the various programs offer, and that's where this handy buyers' guide comes in.

As part of a database series, our colleagues at Database Journal take a practiced look at three of the top small business databases. Those of you who enjoy taking a deeper database dive will appreciate reading Part 1 and Part 2, as well. If you're simply looking for information on a solid, small business desktop database, you can cut to the chase by clicking the title link below.


Desktop databases have been around for about as long as there have been desktops. That would be since the 1980s for those of you who missed that decade. They are a favorite of Mom and Pop shops and smaller businesses in general for their low costs, ease of use, and easy integration with web pages.

Read the complete article: Desktop Database Buying Guide


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