Uses of networking

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Contents Contents 1 The uses of Networking and communications in today's business environment 2 LAN 2 Advantages and disadvantages of networks 3 Sharing 3 Communication 3 Allows 3 Allows 3 Resource Sharing 4 Automated Stock Control 4 E-Mail 4 Video Conferencing 5 The Internet in Business 6 E-commerce 6 Globalization and The New Economic order 7 Use of links in Marketing & Portal web sites 7 Security 8 Hardware Security 9 Software Security 9 Protecting confidential information 10 Hackers 11 Viruses 11 Data protection ACT 12 Possible future legislation - The Cyber Police 12 Summary 13 Example of PowerPoint drawing 13 Bibliography 15 The uses of Networking and communications in today's business environment LAN Local Area Network diagram Fig 1 LANs are used to connect a number of computers together so they can share software and hardware, they are also able to send and receive data through the network.

-Resource Sharing -Advantages & Disadvantages of networks Advantages and disadvantages of networks Some advantages of networks Sharing Communication Data E-Mail Programs Bulletin boards Storage Tele-computer-conferencing Printer Information Scanner Fax Electronic diaries Allows Allows Fast information exchange Electronic funds transfer Real time database's Electronic data interchange Distributed databases Electronic point of sale Electronic links Business links Some dis-advantages of networks Insecurity Data corruption Hacking Garbled transmission Data theft Lost transmission Commercial espionage Cost Frustration Can be expensive to install Leads to time wasting Need to train staff to operate Anti social -Resource sharing -Automated stock control -E-mail Resource Sharing Resource sharing is the most efficient way to use peripherals, one printer is able to serve a number of users, and it allows the sharing of hardware and software.

Automated Stock Control The purpose of stock control is to ensure stock is ready and available at all times and to make sure...