Network computing

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Network computing is when computers work together over a network. Network computing is "Storing and/or running applications in servers in a network"[1] This means that the network may use the power from all the networked computers to perform complex tasks. The network could also be for sharing files so that they can be looked at on any computer in the network easily.

Network computing is the opposite to Stand-alone computing. This is where computers are not connect to a network. Most laptops and home computers do their jobs alone and are stand-alone computers.

References[change | change source]

  1. "PC Magazine IT Encyclopedia Terms". PC Magazine. Retrieved 2008-11-11.[permanent dead link]