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Mainframe vs. Personal Computing

Managing enterprise data used to fall primarily on mainframe computing but then personal computers were introduced. How are the two computer styles different? How did the management of data shift from a mainframe system to a PC-based computing system?

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The shift from mainframe computing to PC-based computing has been intriguing and we must revisit how the mainframe was used. First of all, we must define what the mainframe computer is. A mainframe computer is a type of big, powerful, large, expensive, and reliable computer that has been around for decades. IBM announced the System/360 50 years ago. A lot of applications running on the machine were written in COBOL, which is a programming language used for the mainframe computer. Mainframes runs big ...

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This response looks at the shift from mainframe computing to PC-based computing and looks at the uses of each system. A mainframe computer is a type of big, powerful, large, expensive, and reliable computer that has been around for decades, while a PC is a personal computer that is fast and efficient.

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