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A ‘stripped’ personal computer designed specifically to be a client in a client/server network—which holds minimal software and data locally, and obtains software and data as needed from servers

thin client

A computer linked to others within a network that does not have its own disc drive and relies heavily for its function on a central server.
See: fat client
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To further increase cost efficiencies and streamline financial operations, MetLife's international subsidiaries were set up as local databases within a virtual shared server or centralized processing environment.
Image capture enables each branch to scan all locally processed checks on-site and electronically transmit the image files to the bank's centralized processing center, eliminating the need for couriers.
5,910,988 and 6,032,137, which were issued to DataTreasury in 1999 and 2000 for image capture, centralized processing and electronic storage of document and check information, and it is the subject of a series of high-profile patent-infringement lawsuits DataTreasury has filed against a number of banks and financial-services companies.
The efficiencies of our centralized processing and the transportation advantages of our Memphis location mean we can provide surgeons with their requested allografts quickly.
Alogent will extend the capability of Sierra Xchange to support centralized processing of back-office conversion (BOC) as additions to its current Check 21 and ARC capabilities.
5,910,988 and 6,032,137, which were issued to the Long Island company in 1999 and 2000 for image capture, centralized processing and electronic storage of document and check information.
DataTreasury was issued patents in 1999 and 2000 for image capture, centralized processing and electronic storage of document and check information.

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