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Centralization

 

in biology, the evolutionary development of a single organ or a single organic system formed by the union of individual cells, tissues, or organs that perform related functions. An example of centralization is the concentration of diffusely distributed nerve cells into nerve trunks in the turbellarians; another example is the development of the vertebrates’ kidney from the metameric nephridia of the cephalochordata. Centralization is usually associated with the broadening and intensification of functions.

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Centralized Web services in general are an area of strong business competition (Vogelstein, 2005).
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KVM over IP systems make flexible centralized control possible, eliminating long-distance dispatch of technicians to remote locations for service or other action--all they need is access to a Web browser.
Strong centralized management (usually evidenced by centralized departments that create mutual economies of scale) was not present.
A centralized system, which tracks not only book collections but also all forms of multimedia, can eliminate unnecessary duplicated purchases, too.
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Further, he noted, the Pennsylvania legislation would require decentralized test-and-repair garages in any hybrid program to meet most of the same rigorous quality control, cost, and convenience standards required in the centralized program now under construction by Envirotest.
Nationwide, the EPA was pushing hard for centralized inspection that would separate the testing and repairing functions.
On the other side of the economic equation, Stewart of Triple S Plastics says his plant has been using a centralized QMC conveying system for the past year to make 12-16 material changes each day, and "the centralized system greatly improves our uptime, our productivity, and our quality.
There are a lot of synergies between these two products: CCI offers centralized management of hardware, while SoftGrid offers centralized management and deployment of software.
This is a risky business practice, as edge data can be as critical to the company's survival as its more manageable centralized data.
The next few sections will be an examination of how centralized implementations of union catalogs meet the functional characteristics-the broad areas of consistent searching/indexing, consolidation of records, and performance/management--described above.

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