Because the WRQ software resides on the HP server, Metzler doesn't have to touch each client to distribute the application. "The neat thing for me is I can administer it from my own PC," Metzler says. "If a user wants to change colors on his screen, I click on a hyperlink and connect to [the Web server], and the next time he gets a blue screen instead of a red one."
Metzler says users should keep things simple by having a Web server expert on hand to offer guidance when installing a Web-to-host product. He notes there were some challenges, such as performing keyboard remapping from the original screens to the new ones. A little research on the products allowed KidsPeace to overcome that issue, he says.
One issue still being resolved is how to establish a firewall that will ensure that only appropriate remote site users get into the Web server.