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DATABASE Specific DBMS advantages include the following: Scalability: Scalability means that a system can be expanded, modified, or downsized easily to meet the rapidly changing needs of a business enterprise. Better support for client/server systems: In a client/server system, processing is distributed throughout the organization. Client/server systems require the power and flexibility of a database design. You will learn more about client/server systems in Chapter 9. Economy of scale: Database design allows better utilization of hardware. If a company maintains an enterprise-wide database, processing is less expensive using a powerful mainframe server instead of using several smaller computers. The inherent efficiency of high-volume processing on larger computers is called economy of scale. Sharing of data: Data can be shared across the enterprise, allowing more users to access more data. Because the database design is flexible, users can view the same information in different ways. Users are empowered because they have access to the information they need to do their
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