Client/Server Saves the Day

The client/server architecture was the first mainstream architecture to address the needs of both centralized data control and widespread data accessibility. This need came about from the unresponsiveness and politicalizing of many IS departments. When using the client/server systems, data or information is maintained in a relatively centralized manner or is dispersed or replicated among distributed database servers. This facilitates control and consistency of data while still providing access to the data users need.

Client/server systems, which still exist in every major and most minor organizations, are now commonly built with various numbers of tiers. These tiers took the traditional portions of the mainframe system, ...

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