applications do have some disadvantages:
One common hybrid approach is to take a common client/server
LOS and run it on a Citrix server.
does not integrate accounting, finance, and materials management with marketing any more than traditional models.
benefits can be impressive, many customers conclude it's always the best option; this can be a costly assumption.
Micro Focus traditionally supplied its Cobol development platforms to the mainframe market, but flattening sales pushed the company into the red, forcing it to seek new markets in the client/server
world, as well as building a service revenue stream.
For larger corporations or for smaller companies with exceptionally large transaction volumes, the idsCATS client/server
system is more appropriate.
Leading public-sector ERP packages are built on the advanced client/server
architecture and require a robust network infrastructure.
3Com Corporation (NASDAQ:COMS) and Citrix Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ:CTXS) have unveiled the industry's first thin- client/server
software solution, which integrates 3Com's Total Control(TM) remote access platform with Citrix's MetaFrame(TM) software.
It features a 32-bit client/server
Windows architecture, Z39.50 compliancy, configurable circulation and cataloging functions, a MARC record engine, a Web Gateway OPAC, and a children's Web OPAC.
Sixty-four percent of the total respondent base indicated their LIMS is a client/server
PC-based system (see graph below).
systems link clients and servers via a network to support distributed computation, analysis, and presentation, providing a common method for distributing computer power within companies.
This article introduces the basics of client/server
computing and component technologies and then proposes two frameworks for client/server
computing using distributed objects.