Abstract: Tremendous growth of client-server (C-S) computing is expected throughout the 1990s. Computer information systems (CIS) curricula are faced with the ongoing challenge of providing client-server instruction while technologies and methodologies are still evolving. To keep pace with this dynamic environment, faculty must begin building initial client-server experiences into the CIS curriculum. The purpose of this paper is to describe one institution's experiences getting its "client-server feet wet." First, fundamental concepts of client-server are considered. Second, basic questions about introducing C-S to the CIS curriculum are addressed. Next, the introduction of client-server computing at Western Carolina University is described. Finally, future client-server changes are considered.
Keywords: Client-server, Computer information systems curriculum, Database management systems
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Recommended Citation: Heinrichs, L. R. (1993). Client-Server Computing: Getting your Feet Wet. Journal of Information Systems Education, 5(4), 28-32.