You have undoubtedly heard the “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. This phrase describes networking very well, and explains why it has become so popular. A network isn't just a bunch of computers with wires running between them. Properly implemented, a network is a system that provides its users with unique capabilities, above and beyond what the individual machines and their software applications can provide. I would tell the clients about what this network has to offer
Secure Service: The main objective of this network is to provide secure administrative computing service to the State Office and two districts. It is designed to be functionally and physically isolated from access by people not employed by the Maryland public education system so as to minimize the risk of unauthorized use. Integration and Update: Presently there are many LANs in the Maryland public education system, but much of the equipment is out of date, many of the LANs are incompatible with each other, and not connected in a system-wide network. This proposal describes a WAN that integrates and updates these LANs to support productive collaboration across the system.
Versatile Information Processing: The network will enable users to retrieve, process, and store ASCII and non-ASCII text, still graphics, audio, and video from any connected computer. Collaboration: The network will combine the power and capabilities of diverse equipment across the state to provide a collaborative medium that helps users combine their skills regardless of their physical location. A network for this educational community will enable people to share information and ideas easily so they can work more efficiently and productively. Scalability: The design is scale able so that more district offices can be added as funding becomes available without having to redo the installed network.
Complete the Unit 2 review questions:
True: Fiber-optic cable is the most expensive transmission medium....