Information and networking are two of the most important things for the success of every business. Today, almost every organization uses significant number of computers and networking tools (telephones, fax, personal handheld gadgets, etc), they are often still secluded. While modern managers are able to use the modern devices to share information, many branches still do not disseminate and the much needed information stay isolated.
Computer Networks are necessary to overcome these problems in effective usage of information technology. They are a new kind of arrangement of computer systems created by the need to combine computers and networks. Meanwhile, they are the means to coincide two areas; the unnecessary divergence between devices to process and store in information and devices to accumulate and transfer information can dissolve. Computer Networks are capable of putting down the barriers between information adhered on several other (not only computers) systems. Only a string of Computer Networks can create an unstipulated networking and information sharing environment.
Computer Networks permit users to gain access of information from remote programs and databases either of the same organization or from any other organization or from any other sources accessible to public. Computer networks provide networking possibilities faster than any other facilities. Hence, computer networks may increase departmental learning rate, which according to many scholars, is the only significant advantage in competition.
There are several other reasons for why an organization should have the computer networks:
- Reduce costs by sharing hardware and software resources
- High accuracy by having multiple supply sources
- Reduce costs by shrinking to microcomputer-based networks contrary to mainframes
- Better flexibility because of likelihood to connect devices from multiple sources
Technical staffs should not take decision of purchasing, structuring and operation of computer networks solely knowing the importance of this technology. Management staffs also need to posses the critical need for understanding the technology behind computer networks.