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downsizing

(jargon)
The process of moving an application program from a mainframe to a cheaper system, typically a client-server system.
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downsizing

(1) Converting mainframe and mini-based systems to client/server LANs.

(2) To reduce equipment and associated costs by switching to a less-expensive system.
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"The Newspaper owners bearing financial woes as the central and provincial governments have barred advertisements therefore the downsizing continue in print media industry." President QPC Raza ur Rehman said adding we can't let anyone to commit economic murder of our workers.
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If only it had stayed at cynical satire -- but in fact the second half, set in a newly-trendy 'microcommunity', it turns political in a way that doesn't really have much to do with downsizing. Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) is our hero, who decides to go small along with his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) -- only for Audrey to drop out, leaving him five inches tall and alone.
The report, titled the Downsizing Delusion, estimated the income that people who downsize may expect to generate from swapping an average detached home for a typical semi-detached property.
For those trading down, the potential amount that can be raised by downsizing from a detached property to a bungalow has risen by 14% (or PS8,365) over the past decade; a downsizer today would receive an average of PS66,190; compared with PS57,825 in 2005.
Bank of Scotland's mortgage director, Nicola Noble, commented "Double digit percentage growth in windfall over a decade is great news for Scots considering downsizing. It's interesting to see that a large proportion of downsizers are planning to reinvest the profits from trading down into a new property, rather than pensions or other financial products."
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