Advantages of Networking Computers
Setting up a computer network is a fast and reliable way of sharing information and resources within a business. It can help you make the most of your IT systems equipment.
You can easily share data between different users, access it remotely if you keep it on other connected devices, or carry user folders between different computers when you sign on.
Using network-connected peripheral devices like printers, scanners, and copiers, or sharing software between multiple users, saves both time and money.
Increased Storage Capacity
You can access files and multimedia, such as images and music, which you store remotely on other machines or network-attached storage devices.
Your business can become more efficient – eg networked access to a common database can avoid the same data being keyed multiple times, saving time and preventing errors staff can deal with queries and deliver a better standard of service as a result of sharing customer data.
You can reduce errors and improve consistency by having all staff work from a single source of information. This way, you can make standard versions of manuals and directories available to them, and back up data from a single point on a scheduled basis, ensuring consistency.