Chapter 3 : Distributed Data Processing. Business Data Communications, 5e. Centralized Data Processing. Centralized computers, processing, data, control, support What are the advantages? Economies of scale (equipment and personnel) Lack of duplication Ease in enforcing standards, security.
Business Data Communications, 5e
More components and dependence on communication means more points of failure
Incompatibility of components
Incompatibility of data
More complex management & control
Difficulty in control of corporate information resources
Duplication of effortDrawbacks of DDP