One of the delights of the digital era is widely spread ease of communication from one end to the vast distant
location. We have seen a revolution in communication, digitalization, globalization, socialization, access to fast internet, video calling, wireless data transfer, high definition media content. It all become a possibility because of NETWORKING.
I’m listing few of the obvious advantages of networking that has apparently changed our lives for Good.
The biggest leap forward in technology that we all witnessed in last decade is “Communication”. Ease of communication is one of the biggest advantages of computer networking.
“To be precise, an effective and faster communication between computers, which enable us to communicate effectively”
Computer networking technology has improved the way of communication between people from the same or different organizations, they can communicate in a matter of seconds for collaborating the work activities. In offices, networked computers are serving as the backbone for the daily communication from top to bottom level of organization. Different types of software can be installed which are useful for transmitting messages and emails at fast speed.
Different types of software can be installed which are useful for transmitting messages and emails and video calls at fast speed. And that is all because of computer networking.
Another wonderful advantage of computer networks is the data sharing. Data such as documents, file, accounts information, reports, presentation files, videos, images etc can be shared within a local network or remotely connected networks. Hardware and application sharing is also a possibility for organizations such as banks.
Back in the day, high-resolution images and videos that use to take hours to load on our local internet, now they can be shared, transferred from one location to another far more rapidly.
Instant and multiple accesses
One of the other advantages of computer networking is that it enable multiple users to access same data at the same time from a same or remote location. One of the real time examples is a world wide web. Everyone can access a web page from a different location and read the same information at a same time.
It enable us to send different commands such as Print Command from a remote location. Computer networking gave us an ability of ease of accessibility. All these features couldn’t have possible with advancements in computer networking.
Video calling is getting a norm in corporate culture. LAN and WN have made it possible for the organizations to communication on live video streaming from different geographical locations. It has reduced the cost of communicating between two entities.
One high-speed internet connection is distributed among 100’s of computers within the organization. Every computer can receive and send email, access world wide web and share data with other computers within the network. It is all because of the ability of the computer to communicate with a server to form a network.
With the help of computer network, news, important messages, and information can be broadcasted in just a matter of seconds to the selected or entire group, it saves a lot of time and effort on a day to day task within an organization.
People, can exchange messages immediately over the network any time or we can say 24 hour.
Building a computer network, save a lot of cost for any organizations in different ways. Building “uplinks” through the computer networking, immediately transfers files and messages to the other people which reduced transportation and communication expense. It also raises the standard of the organization because of the advanced technologies that re used in networking.
Employees of organization can connect to the local network from their home to access and editing files. All they require is an interface or network remote IP or web portal to log in. Remote accessing is also possible for single users.
Remote accessing is also possible for single users. An individual student can access his home computer ( Connected to internet ) from his university computer to access data from home computer and vice versa.
Computer network technology is quite flexible. Based on requirements of the organization, the network can be formed by choosing appropriate computer networking topology.
With proper defense mechanism is install using a firewall, antivirus programs etc, computer networks are considered reliable and safe. If one of the attached computers is collapsed, same data can be accessed from another computer that is connected to the same network.
Data is transferred at the fast speed, even in the scenarios of one or two terminals machine fails to work properly. Data transmission in seldom affected in the computer networks. Almost complete communication can be achieved in critical scenarios too.
The number of advantages of computer networking mentioned above is just tip of an ice burg. Whereas, computer networking brings us its fruit in all aspects, without us realizing. It is just not limited to our homes or offices. It helps us in traveling with GPS, it helps us mobile communication, and all feilds of science.