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Uses of Computer Networks


Computer system Networks are everywhere. From the distributed systems to the middle ware and to the world wide web, computer system networking has shown to be improving in strategies to reach remote locations and applications to serve the purpose.

Company Computernetwerken: Resource sharing is among the most popular use of computer networks in business applications. For example, a printer is shared in a network and hence conserves a great deal of financial investment in hardware. The computers linked in a network can make use of the printer in the network instead of having different printers for every computer. Scanners, Cd burners, Fax machines are couple of other resources which can be shared in a network. Email facility with the help of Outlook application has enabled communication amongst the members of the company in sending reports and analyzing data. There would be a server handling the requests of all the computers connected in the network. Clients pass the request and the server works on the request by offering the reply.
Home Networking: Computers are now a days used just for person to person communication with the help of Internet. Internet can be utilized to have remote access to the information, person - person communication as talked about earlier electronic commerce, Interactive home entertainments like games. Interactive home entertainments such as XBOX gaming online and online tutorials which used flash for interactive environment. Now a days, people are buying a computer simply for the sake of checking their email which makes it possible for person to person contact. With the assistance of VPN (Virtual Private Network) one can work and gain access to of workplace data right from home. In peer -peer systems there is no customer system. Every computer in a network is connected to every other computer through wire.



Mobile Users: With the advent of technology in improving protocols for better communication, WAP (Wireless Access Protocol is now being increasingly used to communicate in a network. There are two forms of wireless: Fixed Wireless and Mobile Wireless. Desktop computers in an office are neither fixed nor mobile wireless. A notebook computer used in a Hotel room with the help of Ethernet cable television is an example of mobile cordless and not of repaired wireless. Networks in old unwired building is an example of normal repaired wireless and not of mobile cordless. Portable workplace or PDA for shop inventory is an ideal example for fixed as well as mobile wireless technology being used. M-commerce is using mobile device for paying cash using credit cards and work as an electronic wallet.