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    I understand about the shift from old big mainframes to PCs that are becoming more and more powerful. But why not just link these PCs to the big mainframes and keep the same architecture we used before i.e. a mainframe architecture? (Just having bigger PCs does not mean that the mainframe data-solution was wrong, does it?)

    Why would this move to PCs also bring about a new architecture where we use client/server, multi-tiered processing in organizations?

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    Using PCs instead of mainframes on the network saves cost especially on maintenance. It is easier to maintain a small PC as compared to a room-sized or cabinet-sized mainframe. So nowadays many companies prefer ...

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    The shifts from old big mainframes to PCs are examined. This posting contains answers to the given questions.