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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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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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