Will Peer-to-Peer Computing Move Into Your Enterprise?

September, 2002


Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing may become the cornerstone for new applications that make PCs more cost effective and provide users with more flexible and powerful collaborative capabilities. P2P computing applications reside on local clients distributed over a network that does not need intervening servers. This architecture is significantly more capable than the infamous Gnutella and Napster music file servers that use similar technology.