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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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Their Open WorldCat service is a major new development in centralized library services.
It allows multiple users access to thousands of servers of varying platforms from centralized keyboard/monitor/mouse 'stations'.
Somewhere in between distributed and centralized systems lies the union system, which can be regarded as a kind of stopgap solution for districts that either can't afford or don't need a full-blown centralized package.
Arguing over whether we should have centralized scheduled inspection or decentralized scheduled inspection is like arguing over whether we should paint the equipment blue or paint it green," says Charney.
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By combining centralized storage with local file services, Actona's file-caching solution enables companies to consolidate servers and storage, and centralize backup and disaster recovery processes, while providing remote users with LAN-like performance.
The management of large centralized database systems supporting high query volumes is now a relatively well understood process.
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NextChoice, the Smart Self-service[TM] company, unveiled today the industry's first intelligent self-service platform that unifies customer ordering and payment with the collection and management of customer transaction data and preferences into one fully integrated, centralized solution for one restaurant to thousands of stores.
Storage Area Networks have long been the buzz of the IT industry--with promises to provide server and storage consolidation, high availability, speedier backups, and centralized storage management.

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