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What is the difference between a client and a server? Explain the functions of client and server computers. How do the hardware requirements differ? How do they each support business goals?

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In Computing terms, the "client" and "server" refers to computers used for different purposes. A client is a small computer that accesses the server through a network. For example, in an organization an employee logs in to the client machine to access the files and and applications that are running on the server machine. This type of architecture is also known as client-server architecture which mainly focuses on the division of labour in an organization. A server machine is a large - capacity computer that can store a wide variety of files such as applications and data files. There are various types of servers such as web server, application server, file server, database server, print server, proxy server, game server, standalone server etc. A client can be classified into fat, thin and hybrid. A fat client supports both local storage and local processing. A thin client is a less powerf

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