Distributed ITEM for the future: moving towards client-server systems

  • Bill Davey
  • Arthur Tatnall
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


The pressures on ITEM systems include legacy systems being distributed among a diverse database. This diversity includes different hardware and software platforms in a variety of geographical situations. Client-server technologies offer a solution for the integration of information hardware and software sources into a system wide information resource. This paper relates experience of client-server technologies in the general literature, both positive and negative, to the needs of ITEM developers.


Client-server information technology educational management 


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bill Davey
    • 1
  • Arthur Tatnall
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Business ComputingRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Business Information SystemsVictoria University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

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