A network is a collection of interconnected independent computers.
In additional to computers, a network consists of peripheral device with carries and data communication devices used for the purpose of exchanging data and information.
Advantage of networking
The following are advantage of networking:
a) Resource Sharing
The aim is to make all program data, peripherals available to authorized user on the network irrespective of the physical location of the resource.
b) Better communication media
In the organization, with a number of branches at far of places, networking of computer facilities are cheap and easy mode of communication.
c) Access to remote database
By getting access to remote database, we access any computer from any parts of the world.
This is provided by having an alternating source of supply.
Types of network
There are three types of the network.
a) Local Area Network (LAN)
b) Wide Area Network (WAN)
c) Multi Area Network (MAN)