Frequently Asked Questions



Post #6 - Posted on: Thursday. November 29, 2001
By: Steve

How much does it cost?

Response by Innovative Web Concepts, Inc:
The cost of a network is generally based on the number and complexity of the nodes, is implementation automated or manual, is customer service in-house or contracted out, will upgrades be available etc. etc.

Prices will vary with each application but as general rule expect them to be from $10.00 to $50.00 per node annually.


Post #5 - Posted on: Thursday. November 29, 2001
By: Rick

What if some of our members already have their own web sites?

Response by Innovative Web Concepts, Inc:
This is a very common occurrence. There is a place in the data interface that asks for an alternate web site address. If this value is filled in any searches of the data base that return that member will link to their current web site.

What we have encountered in many instances is that once the member gets a feel for our technology they will convert to a network site. However it is a simple process to link an outside web site into the network should they choose to keep their old site.


Post #4 - Posted on: Thursday. November 29, 2001
By: Sara

What about tech support?

Response by Innovative Web Concepts, Inc:
The tech support question is a hard one to answer. The variables involved are numerous and start with the complexity of the initial nodes in the network. At the very least we will train personnel at the parent organization to use the network technology to add and delete nodes and in the use of the data interface.

Hardware and software support is definitely our issue but the customer service side of the question is something that varies with each implementation.

In some applications the parent organization would rather keep tech support in house and in other's the personnel is not available and they would rather contract it out to us.


Post #3 - Posted on: Thursday. November 29, 2001
By: Steve

What about multi-level networks?

Response by Innovative Web Concepts, Inc:
Multi-level networks are very effective, the most common application is a two level network. The first level would be all of the business that belong to an organization and the second level would be the clients of each business.

By way of an example let's say the Sun City Bed and Breakfast Association set up a two level network. The first level of the network would be the web sites for each of the member B&B's. The second level could be personal web sites that each B&B gives it's clients to share their vacation pictures with the folks back home.

The Sun City BBA could keep a schedule of events which would appear on all the web sites on both levels of the network. The individual member B&B could tell the public about special rates they are offering through each of their clients vacation sites.


Post #1 - Posted on: Thursday. November 29, 2001
By: Dale

Does this system work for chapter based organizations?

Response by Innovative Web Concepts, Inc:
Yes, by setting up a network of chapter web sites the parent organization is able to distribute information that is relative to the general public through each of the local chapter sites. The local chapters would use their site to distribute information that is relative to their local area.

It is possible to take the network to down another step and give each member a personal site. At this level the local chapter can distribute local data through it's own members sites and the parent organization can reach the general public through all of it's members sites.


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