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Akil Kumar
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Can anyone please explain me about this although the question may sound simple?

Can we call any client server model based application as enterprise application? For example if the handheld device is the client and the server is some external device, the application which communicates between these two can be categorized as enterprise application?

Kindly excuse me if I ask anything wrong.

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James Elsey
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I'd say thats a fair statement

Your server serves the data, is the central point of your business application

Your mobile is a client of that application, so could your iphone app, your blackberry app, your website etc, those could all be defined as clients
 
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I would say no. Simply being client/server doesn't make anything enterprise-y: is every website an enterprise app? Is my home control system talking over AC power to microcontrollers at the outlets enterprise? How about the embedded petroleum pump controller clients that report to a statistics-gathering embedded server? No to all.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterprise_software

There isn't a single definition, but I would disagree that having a client/server architecture alone qualifies: a *lot* of software is client/software, and its uses go far beyond the bounds of anything I'd consider "enterprise".
 
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