Client/Server History

The mainframe computer was the first born into the new age of computer technology. It was considered to be the best of what was available. Big, expensive machines that were used by large organizations to support their daily business operations were state-of-the-art in information processing through the 1960s. In the 1970s, minicomputers and timesharing increased the accessibility of computing power. However, information and processing were still centralized on individual machines.

In contrast, the first personal computers evolved in the 1980s. These computers were like thousands of tiny information islands that quickly cluttered the corporate landscape. They produced reports of variable quality, lost critical data when they ...

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