Business Application Uses
I've told you what DirectPlay has to offer both game programmers and the rest of us. But what can you do with this technology? You can build applications that can communicate with each other across great distances. These applications can identify each other by their unique addresses, and can send data to only machines that they know. These features are best suited for communication between different types of systems that may have data in different areas. Using DirectPlay clients on different servers, they can share data and keep each other's programs updated with the latest information. Currently, companies are using this technology to manage airline ticket reservations, update databases for salespeople on the road, and create network multimedia applications.
DirectPlay has many untapped uses that can help the business community. It should not be overlooked when your programming department is searching for network software.