workgroup - Computer Definition
A Microsoft term for a number of computers on a LAN sharing both resources and responsibilities. Workgroups can provide for a convenient sharing of files, printers, and network resources—essentially a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) system.
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Two or more individuals who share data and resources. Local networks (LANs) are designed to provide electronic sharing of data within workgroups. In general, products designed for workgroups support approximately 50 people, whereas departmental devices support several hundred, and enterprise devices serve several thousand. See groupware and workflow. See also workgroup-based network.