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Essential Guide to Computing: The Story of Information Technology, The by E. Garrison Walters

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  1. What is the difference between a terminal-host system and a client-file server system?

  2. How does client/server differ from client-file server?

  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of client/server computing?

  4. How have developments in the traditional desktop PC challenged the economic assumptions of the network computer?

  5. Why is network bandwidth a problem for systems that use the network computer (or information appliance)?

  6. Why create a separate data warehouse when it is possible to query transactional systems directly?

  7. What are some dangers of distributed data?

  8. What are some key issues in the movement toward distributed objects?

  9. Assuming that high bandwidth access to the Internet is available and inexpensive, ...

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