• Designed for ten or less workstations
• Only moderate network security
– Users manage their own account information.
• No centralized storage of information
• No centralized administration control
– Lack of management for users and critical files
– Inability to centrally back up important files
• Slower response times when sharing resources
• Users log in once to access resources.
• Stronger security because of server management
• Shared files by members
• Shared printers and other resources
• E-mail capability through an email server
• Applications stored in a central location
• Backups scheduled and performed from a central location
• Shared resources can reflect the work patterns of subgroups.
• More efficient software upgrades