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

A Management Information System ICT Revision Questions and Answers

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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