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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This Company is the Auto Trader of the Time Share Industry, with an excellent business model.
and staying at a family time share in Kissimmee, Fla.
Starting in 2010, The Center for Legal Justice, LLC began referring members of the public to various consumer protection attorneys that specialize in aiding victims of Time Share Fraud and unfair credit card lending practices.
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.
A BIRMINGHAM Euro MP has today welcomed new measures to protect consumers from the misery of time share scams.
The couple have a time share in the resort and are understood to go there regularly.
That's the average price paid last year for a time share.
So, if an investor is seeking to purchase a time share in a building either as his/her replacement property in a pending [section]1031 exchange or as property that one might in years to come relinquish in a [section] 1031 exchange, the investor should engage legal counsel to review the structure of the proposed time share and ensure that the interest being purchased is legal title and not merely rights to use the property for a specified period annually.
Occupying the middle ground between ownership and service bureau is time share, offered by several high-end vendors.
Vertigo) (Pink Sheets:VTPK) 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.
announces the funding of a $1,650,000 loan for the refinance and construction of a 20 acre time share community and existing hotel in Branson, MO.