Chapter 08_Willowbrook_Solution

Chapter 08_Willowbrook_Solution - Willowbrook School 1...

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Willowbrook School 1. Should the Willowbrook School system be based on file-server or client/server architecture? Prepare a checklist that includes the main topics and issues that should be considered when making this decision. Based on all the facts presented thus far, it seems clear that the new system should be based on client/server architecture. Students might base their recommendation on the following advantages of a client/server design: Network loads are reduced — only information requested is sent to the client, everything else remains on the server Faster performance due to less network traffic More flexibility and support for changing business operations Easily upgradeable Lower initial cost Lower maintenance costs 2 Speak to the cost-benefit issues of file server and client/server designs. How much of an impact do you think they would have on a system of this size? This is a continuation of Question 1, addressing issues of economies of scale. This is
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