Dear Friends, we recently discussed about the essentials of computer networking hardware, now we discuss about network and computer network.
What is network?
A network is connection between terminals, computers, servers, and components which allows for the easy flow of data and use of resources between one another .The different networks that we come across in or day to day life are telephone network, cable TV network, transport network of a city etc
The Concept of Networking :
The idea of networking has been around for a long time and has taken on many meanings. If you were to, lookup ‘network’ in our dictionary, we might find any of the following definitions
An open work fabric; netting
A system of interlinking lines , tracks or channels
Any interconnected systems ; for e.g. A TV –broadcasting network
The system in which a number of independent computers are linked together to share data and peripherals devices, such as hard disks and printers.
Sharing is the purpose of computer networking: The ability to share information efficiently is what gives computer networking its power and its appeal. And it’s come to sharing information human beings are in many ways similar to computers .just as computers are little more than collections of the information they have given, so we are in large part collections of our information given to us. When we want to expend our knowledge, we broaden our experiences and gather more information.
Introducing computer networks :
Computer networking means Sharing of Data and resources
between two or more computers with a communication between them through a medium. The communication medium can be through radio waves, wires, and leased lines, routers, infrared, opticls fibers etc
Networking is most widely used in field of computer technology .A computer network is comprised two or more wired and wireless connected computers .All the computer in networks can access, share the data and resources with each other. Computer networking has become an integrals part of business today .Individuals, professionals and academic have also learned to rely on computer networks for capabilities such as Email And access to remote data base for research and communication purpose .networking thus become an increasingly Pervasive, worldwide reality because it is fast , efficient , reliable And effective .
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