Shared Network Applications

Applications such as word processors and databases can be shared on the network like any other resource.

The advantages of shared network applications are:

  • It makes application programs less expensive because buying a site license for 200 users on an application is usually cheaper than buying 200 individual copies of the application.
  • It ensures that everyone will be using the same version of the product.
  • The information in the database that is stored on the server, can be accessed by the clients on remote machines. This model of the client/server network is the most efficient way for:
    • Database access and management.
    • Network management.
    • Centralized file storage.