Client/Server Computing


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An information system architecture in which one or more dedicated servers process requests from peripheral computers, acting as a buffer among peripheral ‘nodes’
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Client/server computing has several unique advantages:
Client/server computing: A comprehensive model for cost of ownership, Inside Gartner Group This Week (June 8, 1994), 1-3.
Client/server computing systems are comprised of two logical parts: a server that provides services and a client that requests services of the server.
(1996), "Client/server computing: applications and issues", Journal of Systems Management, Vol.
With the current increases in use of distributed information processing such as client/server computing, the Internet, and EDI, this threat will only increase as more points of entry to the system are created.
In June of 1992, Fields founded OpenVision, which is now a leading supplier of systems management applications for open client/server computing environments.
The World Wide Web technology of the Internet is being adopted rapidly as the standard client/server computing platform within corporations to create intranets for their internal communications.
New accounting programs have followed an overall trend toward client/server computing, graphical user interfaces, and the greater data accessibility and flexibility offered by relational databases, and SQL (Structured Query Language).
Fortunately, many CEOs have abandoned the pretense that client/server computing is cheaper.
Just what is client/server computing? The term has caused a great deal of confusion lately among both technical and non-technical people.
The University of California at Santa Barbara has successfully mastered such client/server computing in the school's Life Sciences Institutional Computing Facility.
"Users like it even though they have had to learn new skills" he says, pointing out that the client/server computing model has allowed them more autonomy and creativity in their work routines.