decentralized processing


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decentralized processing

Computer systems in different locations. Although data may be transmitted between the computers periodically, it implies limited daily communications. Contrast with distributed computing and centralized processing.
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Companies in Europe have found outsourcing decentralized processing to a single provider to be the fastest route to achieving the benefits that a shared processing environment can offer.
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Cooperative processing addresses these concerns and provides the benefits of both centralized and decentralized processing. With cooperative processing, corporate offices can decentralize and maintain full access to their entire database while the service bureau or company MIS department assumes all data center responsibilities and functions as a control point to coordinate processing.

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