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Chapter Summary

  • Software suites have replaced standalone applications as the primary productivity tools for end users.

  • Applications such as Microsoft Office can be installed on client computers or run from a network server.

  • Running applications from a server provides greater control over software updates and provides more security for the software files.

  • Applications installed on client computers may run faster than applications run from servers, which can eat up a lot of network bandwidth.

  • Groupware products provide communication tools for network users. These tools include e-mail, discussion groups, and shared scheduling.

  • Lotus Notes is a groupware product that provides the Lotus Domino Server software for the communication server and the Notes client for client computers.

  • Microsoft also provides a groupware platform. Microsoft Exchange Server provides e-mail and other communication services. Microsoft Outlook is used as the client for accessing services on the Exchange Server.

  • A shared database provides a client/server environment where network users can query the database, which is located on a server.

  • A shared database requires a server platform and a client that can act as the front end for the database.

  • Microsoft's SQL Server provides a shared database environment where users on the network can use Microsoft Access as their front-end client.


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