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Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World 7th Edition

Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World (7th Edition)

Book Edition7th Edition
Author(s)Jackson, Satzinger
SubjectComputer Science
Chapter 7, End of Chapter, REVIEW QUESTIONS, Exercise 1
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What is a server? Do all organizations with information systems own servers? Why or why not?


A server is a computer or a group of computers that dedicates resources to other computers. To facilitate sharing of resources from the server to the client, both client and server need to be connected to the same network.

A personal server can only be accessed by the organization that owns it. This server is only used to host websites that belong to a single client. 

As the server is not shared with anyone else, the organization's website stays in its own secure zone, untouched by other websites. This means that even if other websites are busy, the organization's website will not slow down.

Not every business has its own server. Some businesses do not have a high demand for networked machines or shared resources. That is why they do not need a server.

Sample Response

A computer or a group of computers that share resources such as databases, web pages, and printers with other users/clients over a network is referred to as a server.

Yes, organizations need to have their personal server. The importance of an organization's online presence cannot be overstated. It is critical for organizations that rely entirely on their online presence to have a reliable server from which to run their websites. The main reason why there are many different types of servers is the growing demand for them.

Not all organizations need to have a server. The networking requirements of an organization determine whether the organization requires a server or not. An organization with limited or minimal networking requirements does not require a server.

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