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Advantages and Disadvantages of Computer Networking

Networking is an interconnection between two or more computers (nodes or hosts) etc… There are a lot of advantages and some disadvantages of networking.

Advantages of Computer Networking

Sharing of Information: The ability to share data and information with users or computers connected to the computer network. i.e you can send email through the network.

Sharing of Resources: By using networking you can share your hardware and software resources in an organization and anywhere.

It is possible to share resources like files, folders, and hardware (i.e printers as network printers). Which can be shared and used between multiple users at the same time as well as a single file can be shared between multiple users.

Centralized Control: The network administrator can perform administrative tasks on any computer on the network from a single location.

Also, it is more efficient for personnel to support one version of OS or application to oversee a number of individual and unique systems and steps.

Backup and Recovery: Generally, the server is placed in a secure place and the good mechanism is providing for backup of data.

If the data is lost accidentally or due to any other reason in clients. then it is possible to restore them from the server.

Disadvantages of Computer Networking

Data security: We are using networking for data communication, then it is not possible to make our data secure, i.e threats, sometimes the data between communication is hacked by the third party.

Require manpower: Special kind of skilled manpower is required for maintaining the networking and installation and also for configuration


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