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CHAPTER 7: Managing Applications > Planning for Local and Network Applications

Planning for Local and Network Applications

Applications can be installed locally or they can run from the network. In this section, you will learn about both application types. In organizations today, local applications are still the most common, but network application use is growing through the implementation of cloud-based computing.

Using Localized applications

Localized applications are programs that are installed and run on the local machine. These applications are the traditional application types and they are accessed through shortcuts or by directly accessing the application program files.

Application shortcuts can be created on the Desktop, on the Start menu, or in any other folder. In Chapter 3, “Managing the Desktop,” you learned to create shortcuts. These shortcuts can point to many different types of targets, including


  

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