Networks provide a link between people, information, and devices. They allow users to share resources such as data, applications, and peripherals easily and efficiently.
Networks make it easy for your employees to:
These features enable networks to provide three key benefits for your business:
Networks help ensure that critical files and applications can be shared by your users at all times, helping to increase accuracy and efficiency. And because networks can offer a high-speed connection to the Internet, users won’t waste time waiting for pages to download or print. In addition, networks enable email communication, which helps ensure that employees, whether they’re in the next office or on another continent, can communicate with each other quickly and easily.
Networks can greatly reduce the cost of peripherals such as modems and printers by centralising usage and sharing them among users. Printers, for example, can be very expensive if every desktop is equipped with one. In addition, you can reduce the cost of maintaining multiple modems, dial-out lines, and Internet accounts by allowing all of your users to connect to the Internet over a single high-speed connection, such as an ISDN line or cable/DSL.
Data is one of your most important company assets. Networks can centralise the data backup for your organisation, making the regular protection of data a systematic routine task. Storing data on a single server can allow for increased accessibility as well as data protection.