Definition: A computing architecture which separates a client from a server, and is almost always implemented over a computer network. This type of architecture is sometimes referred to as two-tier.

What This Means: Client/server configurations devices (and people) to share data, files, and resources. The client is both the end user and the personal computer being used. The server is the centrally located computer managing the application. This configuration is significant because it does not require the user (i.e., a principal or teacher) to manage the administration and hosting of the more complex application—merely to sign onto the server and work.


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