The term “Computer Network “ is used to mean an interconnected collection of computers. Two computers are said to be interconnected if they are able to exchange information. The connection can be wired or wireless. A large computer with remote printers and terminals is not a network.Distribution or exchange of information is very important for any group activity to work efficiently and effectively. This is best achieved by networking.
There is a list of the task that a computer network can do and stand alone machine cannot:-
- Share a single copy of a life among all the users, even simultaneously
- Transfer files from computer to computer or from one computer to the central hard disk on the server.
- Share the applications over the entire network, this reducing the cost of purchasing the multiple copies.
- Share resources like printers, hard disk, CD-Rom drives, modems, fax machines etc