What is client/server? What are benefits of client/server computing?

A Management Information System ICT Revision Questions and Answers

Answer
The terms server refers to running program on networked computer that accepts requests from the programs running on other computers to perform a service and respond appropriately. The requesting processes are referred to as client.

Benefits of client/server computing
• Client/server computing provides easier access to corporate’s internal and external data.
• It reduces costs of processing dramatically
• The maintenance cost of program is low
• It provides an infrastructure that enables business processes to be re engineered for strategic benefit
• It gives control to users of their own applications at their own locations.
• It reduces the operating costs of information system department.



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