There is a long list of application areas, which can be benefited by establishing Computer Networks. Few of the potential applications of Computer Networks are:
v Information retrieval systems which search for books, technical reports, papers and articles on particular topics
v News access machines, which can search past news, stories or abstracts with given search criteria.
v Airline reservation, hotel booking, railway-reservation, car-rental, etc.
v A writer's aid: a dictionary, thesaurus, phrase generator, indexed dictionary of quotations, and encyclopedia.
v Stock market information systems which allow searches for stocks that meet certain criteria, performance comparisons, moving averages, and various forecasting techniques.
v Electronic Financial Transactions (EFT) between banks and via cheque clearing house.
v Games of the types that grow or change with various enthusiasts adding to the complexity or diversity.
v Electronic Mail Messages Systems (EMMS).
v Corporate information systems such as marketing information system, customer information system, product information system, personnel information system, etc.
v Corporate systems of different systems such as Order-Entry System, Centralized Purchasing, Distributed Inventory Control, etc.
v On-line systems for Investment Advice and Management, Tax Minimization, etc.
v Resources of interest to a home user.
v Sports results.
v Theatre, movies, and community events information.
v Shopping information, prices, and advertisements.
v Restaurants; good food guide.
v Household magazine, recipes, book reviews, film reviews.
v Holidays, hotels, travel booking.
v Medical assistance service.
v Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI).
v School homework, quizzes, tests.
v Message sending service.
v Employment directories and Job opportunities.
v Tax information and Tax assistance.
v Journey planning assistance, Train, bus, plane etc.
v Catalogue of Open University and Virtual University courses.
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