Skooter reporting 08/14/12
When Gary Spivak, research analyst of Investment U, started in IT in the mid-1980s, all computer applications ran on the mainframe - a large computer that was efficient and well-managed. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Spivak remembered he watched in shock as individual departments began to accept “client server” computing, when a “sever” which correspond to a large PC, began to run critical applications.
There were some advantages such as better graphical user interfaces and greater control, but distributing the computing power to hundreds of locations was meant to be a maintenance nightmare...
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