Introduction to Networking and Data Communication

Purpose and Limitations of Networking

By the end of the lesson you should be able to: explain the purpose of a computer network explain the limitations of computer network

Purpose of Networking

  • Computer networks enable the sharing of centrally located data
  • Enables sharing of  hardware
  • enable sharing of software
  • enables Central control of data, hardware, and software.
  • increases efficiency due to the high speed of  information communication

Limitations of Networking

  • slow response time
  • access limitations for shared resources
  • risk of tampering by hackers

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