Advantages of Networking
As we have briefly mentioned, there are disadvantages to not having
networked computers such as limiting the abilities to
transfer data. There are plenty
of other disadvantages, but the following list is an effort to summarize
many of them.
It has now become fairly commonplace for people to have home computers that they can hook up to a network through something like a phone line, cable line or DSL line. Some of these require modems, others require particular network interface cards. It is also possible to link home computers together on their own internal network to make use of common resources and link up to a network.
These sorts of network connections allow users to have a web presence and engage in e-commerce. They also allow the user to surf other networks, typically connected to each other on the internet. People are able to do everything from online learning to telecommute. The following list details many of the services available on the internet.