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Chapter 3 : Distributed Data Processing Business Data Communications, 4e
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Centralized Data Processing Centralized computers, processing, data, control, support What are the advantages? Economies of scale (equipment and personnel) Lack of duplication Ease in enforcing standards, security
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Distributed Data Processing Computers are dispersed throughout organization Allows greater flexibility in meeting individual needs More redundancy More autonomy
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Why is DDP Increasing? Dramatically reduced workstation costs Improved user interfaces and desktop power Ability to share data across multiple servers
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There are no “one-size-fits-all” solutions Key issues How does it affect end-users? How does it affect management? How does it affect productivity? How does it affect bottom-line?
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Benefits of DDP Responsiveness Availability Correspondence to Org. Patterns
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