NETWORKING; AN INTEGRAL AND FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENT OF MODERN COMPUTING
This era in history is referred to as technology age by many, otherwise known as computer age. Whatever term used, what matters is understanding the computer system; its workability and how it can be used to achieve the desired goal within the shortest possible time and also, as a toll in the home, school and our working environment is a necessary aspect of the general education for all who live and work in his information processing age.
This work is aimed at pinpointing the usefulness and importance of Networking as an indispensable component of modern computing.
This presentation exquisitely aims at portraying the technicalities involved in networking vis-à-vis today’s information ravaged era.
The benefit accrued from networking is quite enormous and it cannot be said to be overemphasized as its impact is so glaring that modern day computing will be incomplete without networking.
In spite of the huge success and unlimited applications of networking, there are some loopholes that are inevitable. However, an important design goal of any large network should be that of fail-soft test, wherein the failure of any component will not cripple the entire system.
Furthermore, information is a valuable resource which worth cannot be quantified but some organization or even country may impose restrictions on the information transmitted across their territorial boundaries and this pose a setback for international computer network.
GENERAL INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY PERSPECTIVE
Making devices talk to each other for the purposes of communication is nothing new. Early forays into telephony such as the telegraph and telephone have since evolved into more complicated devices, and now a computer can be networked to the Internet, another PC, or even a home stereo. In the early 1960s, individual computers had to be physically shared, making the sharing of data and...