Peer-to-Peer Continues to Build Enterprise Capabilities (Feb 2002)

February, 2002


Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing, which has received most of its media attention from noncommercial Internet applications, is appearing in viable enterprise applications and gaining maturity through widely supported industry working groups. P2P, in its most basic form, is a decentralized computer network that communicates without the need for a dedicated server.