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NetworkingBasics

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special servers that perform processing and send the results to the client Application server
computer programs such as word processors, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation packages Application software
the process of making regular copies of data and software Backups
A frequency carry analog or digital signals for communication Carrier
individual computers on a server-based network Clients
another name for networks that use application servers Client-Server networks
software that allows different users to add revisions, suggestions, and comments to a single common document Collaborative writing
special servers that handle email and remote connections Communications server
multiple computers and devices that are connected together Computer network
special servers that store data about the users of a network and enforce access permissions Directory services servers
computerized calendars that are available across a network Electronic calendars
messages that are sent electronically over distances E-mail
servers that manage faxes sent from the clients and received from other users Fax servers
one billion bits per second Gigabits
programs that help people work together collectively Groupware
one thousand bits per second Kilobits
computer network that has all of the computers relatively close to each other Local Area Network
process of using a password or another identification to access a network. Log in
servers that send only selection data across the network to a client Mail servers
A very large and expensive computer capable of supporting hundreds, or even thousands, of users simultaneously. Mainframe
one million bits per second Megabits
powerful desktop computers that were introduced in the late 1970’s Microcomputer
A midsized computer. In size and power, minicomputers lie between workstations and mainframes. Minicomputer
the person responsible for overseeing a server-based network Network manager
peer-to-peer networks that function over the internet P2P
a network in which each computer on the network is essentially the same and the computers collectively run the network Peer-to-peer network
another name for microcomputer Personal computer
Created by: melissagoodall