Chapter 20: Placing Images and Multimedia on the Corporate Network

Gilbert Held

UNTIL RECENTLY, IT WAS RARE FOR A CORPORATE NETWORK TO TRANSPORT IMAGES, AND MULTIMEDIA WAS MORE TALKED ABOUT THAN ACTUALLY AVAILABLE. The primary use of images was for incorporation into word processing or desktop publishing applications, and most images remained local to the personal computer they were stored on.

Recently, the use of images has moved off the individual PC workstation and onto network servers and mainframes, making images available for retrieval by virtually any employee with a PC connected to a local area network or to the corporate network. In addition, the recent standardization of multimedia data storage has increased the ability of organizations ...

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