Client/Server and Open Systems: Technologies and the Tools That Make Them Work
Making the transition from mainframe to distributed computing can be a massive (and massively expensive) undertaking. That's why, before you commit to making the move to a client/server or open computing system, it's important that you have all the facts you need to make the right strategic choices for your organization. And now this book gives them to you. Client/Server and Open Systems was written especially for managers who are responsible for making the strategic systems decisions in their organizations.
taking a practical, no-nonsense approach to the subject, rand dixon:
Provides detailed answers to crucial questions such as "Is it the best choice for your organization?" and "What are the true costs, risks, and benefits?"
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