Advantages and Disadvantages of Computer Network

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In today’s Information Technology class, we will be talking about  Advantages and Disadvantages of Computer Network 

Advantages and Disadvantages of Computer Network 

Advantages and disadvantages of computer network

A computer network is a collection of interconnected devices, such as computers, servers, printers, and routers, that are connected together to share resources, exchange data, and communicate with each other. These devices are linked through physical or wireless connections, such as cables, Wi-Fi, or the internet.

Computer networks

Types of computer networks include:

– Local Area Network (LAN)

– Wide Area Network (WAN)

– Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)

– Wireless Network (WLAN)

– Virtual Private Network (VPN)

– Internet

Advantages of Computer Networks:

  1. Resource Sharing: Share hardware, software, and data resources.
  2. Communication: Enable email, messaging, video conferencing, and internet phone calls.
  3. Collaboration: Facilitate teamwork and remote work.
  4. Data Transfer: Allow fast and secure data transfer between devices.
  5. Cost-Effective: Reduce costs by sharing resources and improving productivity.

Disadvantages of Computer Networks:

  1. Security Risks: Vulnerable to cyber attacks, hacking, and data breaches.
  2. Dependence on Technology: Network failures or downtime can disrupt work.
  3. High Initial Cost: Setting up a network can be expensive.
  4. Complexity: Managing a network can be complex and require specialized skills.
  5. Maintenance: Regular maintenance and updates are necessary to ensure smooth operation.

In summary, computer networks offer numerous benefits, but also require careful planning, implementation, and maintenance to minimize the disadvantages.


What is a Computer Network?


Reading Assignment

Mention five types of Computer Networks


Weekend Assignment

Write three advantages and disadvantages of Computer Network.


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