Advantages of Networking

  • Networks allow efficient management of resources. For example, multiple users can share a single high-quality printer, rather than having multiple, possibly lower quality printers on individual desktops.

  • Networks help keep information reliable and up-to-date. A well managed, centralized data storage system allows multiple users to access data from different locations.

  • Networks help speed up data sharing. Transferring files across a network is always faster than other, non-network means of sharing files.

  • Services like electronic-mail being offered by computer networks, allow much more efficient communication among individuals.