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Joshua McGinnis

Intuit web developer, designer, author of the QuickBase PHP SDK, social marketing guru and lover of politics, photography and dogs.

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  • Margit

    I have been reading many past emails, especially those from 2006 explaining why you disontinued QB for small business, and about the value QB represents. I do not understand why auto backup is not a free service. I am not talking about the scheduler process that backs up data only (which I know can be done at no charge); I am talking about the service for which you charge ANOTHER $50/month. Everyone knows that many small businesses do NOT backup reguarly. Why, WHY would you set up a system and not offer this as part of what you offer, especially when the minimum cost is $250/month? I truly cannot understand how you can rationalize such a decision and have integrity as an organization. Do you WANT your small business customers to lose their data? With a $50/month charge for auto backup, it looks like you do. (BTW_ I am not talking about disk failure — a common porlbme for desk top apps — the lost data would be because a user does something that screws up the database. You have a system dsigned to be manipulated by users who are NOT IT professiaonls. At some point, some of them, even many of them will screw up the applications they have developed.

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  • Margit

    I have been reading many past emails, especially those from 2006 explaining why you disontinued QB for small business, and about the value QB represents. I do not understand why auto backup is not a free service. I am not talking about the scheduler process that backs up data only (which I know can be done at no charge); I am talking about the service for which you charge ANOTHER $50/month. Everyone knows that many small businesses do NOT backup reguarly. Why, WHY would you set up a system and not offer this as part of what you offer, especially when the minimum cost is $250/month? I truly cannot understand how you can rationalize such a decision and have integrity as an organization. Do you WANT your small business customers to lose their data? With a $50/month charge for auto backup, it looks like you do. (BTW_ I am not talking about disk failure — a common porlbme for desk top apps — the lost data would be because a user does something that screws up the database. You have a system dsigned to be manipulated by users who are NOT IT professiaonls. At some point, some of them, even many of them will screw up the applications they have developed.

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