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timesharing

A computer environment that supports multiple users simultaneously. The term originated in the 1960s when multiple terminals were first connected to a single mainframe, allowing programmers and students simultaneous access to computing resources. Today's networks of servers within the enterprise or throughout the Internet provide a similar computing model, with hundreds or thousands of users accessing the same server or cluster of servers at the same time.

The major difference today is that users have their own computers that perform a great deal of the processing, mostly to render the user interface but often to perform some or all of the business processing. The terminals in the 1960s and 1970s were primarily keyboards and screens. See cloud computing and dumb terminal.
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ATLANTA, GA - Bay Tree Solutions, one of the timeshare industry's robust and ethical online timeshare marketplaces, is so confident of their advertising service that they offer a money back guarantee.
Although the appraisal of timeshare interests presents unique valuation issues, the topic has seldom been covered in the publications of the appraisal profession.
For instance, if one party in a divorce is giving the timeshare to another, there will need to be a deed drafted, transfer forms to fill out, and taxes and fees attached to the transfer.
International Timeshare Refund Action (ITRA) claimed to be able to help people who were desperate to sell their points.
When ITRA ignored the judgment the couple took the case to the High Court to have it shut down, assisted by Kwikchex, an online business verification scheme that runs the timeshare industry-funded Timeshare Task Force.
Fitch has noted an increase in delinquencies and defaults within the entire timeshare ABS sector over the past year.
More than half of Americans reported having stayed in a timeshare while traveling on vacation, and 80% say that they enjoyed the experience.
According to B S Rathor, Advisor & Member Executive Committee, this press note underlines the safety assurance that goes with purchasing timeshare from AIRDA accredited member resorts only.
Timeshare experts say it's usually not necessary to create a trust, with its attendant hassles and expense, to avoid inheriting a parent's vacation ownership.
Buyers can cancel a timeshare purchase if they do so within the "recission period," which varies by state and ranges from three to 15 days.
Unfortunately, for many timeshare owners that dream of reserving your own special spot appears to be turning into the holiday millstone from hell.
Tampa, FL, April 26, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Wesley Kogelman, president and CEO of online timeshare resale advertising company BuyaTimeshare.com, will speak on a panel titled "Timeshare Relief" at next month's national convention of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA).