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ALSO CALLED: Distributed Networking, Distributed Processing
DEFINITION: In general, distributed computing is any computing that involves multiple computers remote from each other that each have a role in a computation problem or information processing. 1) In business enterprises, distributed computing generally has meant putting various steps in business processes at the most efficient places in a network of computers. In the typical transaction using the 3-tier model,  … 
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Webinar: Selecting the Right SCM Tool
sponsored by WANdisco
WEBCAST: Most SCM tools are not well-suited to support the industry trend towards WAN-based, globally distributed enterprise software development. This report and webinar will explore the reasons why these tools often struggle in a WAN environment and the key technologies for implementing solutions.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 12, 2013


Evaluation and Download of IBM Platform Symphony Developer Edition
sponsored by IBM
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: You can if you download a free trial of IBM Platform Symphony Developer Edition, software that enables rapid development and test of distributed applications by emulating a production grid -- eliminating the need for a physical grid.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Premiered: 23 May 2014


Be as Agile as you can be
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Join Elizabeth Woodward, IBM Agile Practice Expert, as she discusses how software development leaders and agile teams can identify the impact of choices in organizing their team structure to optimize a distributed Agile methodology. 
Posted: 04 Apr 2011 | Premiered: Apr 4, 2011


Accelerate Your Data Processing in the Cloud with Amazon Web Services and RightScale
sponsored by RightScale
WEBCAST: In this Webinar, we show you how to improve your processing of real time financial analytics with RightScale and AWS. We show a live demonstration of how a hedge fund would run a scalable grid application environment that is automated, resilient to errors, and auditable.
Posted: 06 Apr 2010 | Premiered: Mar 17, 2010, 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

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DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING DEFINITION (continued): …  user interface processing is done in the PC at the user's location, business processing is done in a remote computer, and database access and processing is done in another computer that provides centralized access for many business processes. Typically, this kind of distributed computing uses the client/server communications model. The Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) is a widely-used industry standard that supports this kind of distributed computing. On the Internet, third-party service providers now offer some generalized services that fit into this model. 2) More recently, distributed … 
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