timesharing

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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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The complainants, mostly from south Asia, have alleged that Dubai-based Arabian Times Travel & Tourism LLC (Arabian TTT) failed to honour time share contracts which promised members access to hotels worldwide, besides a slew of other benefits including health insurance, discount vouchers and gym membership.
200 crore investment for the creation of a 200-room time share resort in Varanasi.
This Company is the Auto Trader of the Time Share Industry, with an excellent business model.
Ashton, who turned 11 last Friday, was visiting the Orlando area from Latham, N.Y., and staying at a family time share in Kissimmee, Fla.
Birthright takes a deliberately superficial approach to Israeli politicsif you're trying to sell a time share in the Poconos, you don't talk about anything deeply upsetting that's going on there.
Hilton executives say time shares have remained a strong and viable market for the company, and the project follows the 2008 opening of the Grand Waikikian time share, which is nearly half sold.
The price of the new time share had been vastly inflated so an apparent generous part-exchange allowance was worth next to nothing.
The National Association of Estate Agents International said some time share schemes were being "dressed up" as fractional (or part) ownership ones.
Vertigo Theme Parks, Inc., a theme park company featuring Adrenaline Rush Adventures, today announced that its first Time Share Model Home is complete at the Theme Park Site in Buga, Colombia.
A BIRMINGHAM Euro MP has today welcomed new measures to protect consumers from the misery of time share scams.
FLORENCE - Wyndham Worldwide has canceled plans to build a luxury time share resort in Florence.
The couple have a time share in the resort and are understood to go there regularly.