Economics:It is now usually accepted that it costs less to make a system of smaller computers with the equivalent power of a one large computer. It is more cost-effective to get separate computers. The second potential cost saving might be occurs where geographically remote access to distributed data is needed. In such cases the economics is to minimise cost because of the data being transferred across the network for data updates as opposed to the cost of local access. It might be more economical to partition the application and do the processing locally at application site.