Why Networks Exist

During the 80's, the concept of desktop computers working independently was very popular. This was, and still is called the stand-alone environment.

Slowly, businessmen all over the world began to realize that information was useful only when it was communicated between human beings. The process of distributing and processing information among, individuals, each with an independent desktop computer being slow and prone to error, led to the concept of connecting computers together to form computer networks.