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Chapter 20. Developing Multiuser and Ent... > Understanding the Client/Server Mode...

Understanding the Client/Server Model

Now that you understand the basics of using Access in a multiuser environment, I am going to take things a step further by discussing client/server applications. One of the hot computing terms of the 21st century, client/server refers to distributed processing of information. A client/server model involves the storage of data on database servers dedicated to the tasks of processing data and storing it.

The client/server model introduces a separation of functionalities. The client, or front end, is responsible for presenting the data and doing some processing. The server, or back end, is responsible for storing, protecting, and performing the bulk of the data processing.


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