Client/Server Technology for Managers concisely explains in nontechnical terms the uses, abuses, technology, and process of client/server computing. This book gives you a framework for decision making and explains the "big picture" of client/server computing, so that you can assess your company or organization's needs and opportunities and successfully employ this new technology to solve real-world professional challenges. Client/Server Technology for Managers enables you to create an informed client/server strategic plan for your business or organization. This book integrates explanations, principles, and methods with dozens of short "snapshot" case studies illustrating client/server in action. Client/Server Technology for Managers will help you harness this very powerful but potentially confusing part of today's computing landscape. Client/Server Technology for Managers will help you answer questions like these: Are mainframes really obsolete? Can I move existing mainframe software onto smaller computers? How are client/server, downsizing, and enterprise computing related? Where does reengineering fit in? What does "object-oriented" mean? What's SQL? Do I need middlewear? Should I get a data warehouse? What's an "open system"? Do I need parallel processing? Can I trust UNIX and PC LANs? How long will it take my programmers to learn the new methods? Should I consider outsourcing? Where do I start? How much is all this going to cost me? 0201409208B04062001Watterson, Karen is the author of 'Client/Server Technology for Managers' with ISBN 9780201409208 and ISBN 0201409208.