Chapter 8 Business Networks

Chapter 8 Business Networks - 7/28/2009...

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7/28/2009 1 Black & White Busines Computing 2010 Chapter 8 Busines Networks Computer Information Systems 105 Business Networks Networks A computer network is two or more computers connected together to communicate and share resources. The shared resources refer to computer files, folders, software, and also peripheral hardware like printers, scanners, webcams, etc. Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines Computer Applications & Information Technology To further understand computer networks, consider figure 6.1. Figure 6.1 is a computer network made up of three computers, called clients , which are connected to a central computer called a server . Notice the server is connected to two peripheral devices , a printer and a scanner. Consider this computer network is used by a small three person business, and as you read on, consider the alternatives of not using a network. Every device connected to a network is called a node . Black & White Busines Computing 2010 Chapter 8 Busines Networks Computer Information Systems 105 Business Networks Networks To get an idea of network advantages, consider a three person business called Net Pros that decides to invest in a network, and another three person business called No Net that decides a network is an unnecessary expense. Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines Computer Applications & Information Technology Table 1 Net Pros Quantity Price Total Desktop Computer (Clients) 3 $1,500 $4,500 Server Computer 1 $3,000 $3,000 Network 1 $3,000 $11,200 No Net Quantity Price Total Desktop Computer 3 $1,500 $4,500 Server Computer n/a Printer 3 $500 $1,500 Scanner 3 $200 $600 Network n/a $0 $6,600 Black & White Busines Computing 2010 Chapter 8 Busines Networks Computer Information Systems 105 Business Networks Networks Although Net Pros initial start up costs seem counterintuitive at first glance, the many advantages below will demonstrate why computer networks are far more valuable: Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines Computer Applications & Information Technology Table 1 Net Pros Quantity Price Total Desktop Computer (Clients) 3 $1,500 $4,500 Server Computer 1 $3,000 $3,000 Printer 1 $500 $500 Scanner 1 $200 $200 Network 1 $3,000 $3,000 $11,200 $1,500 $4,500 Server Computer n/a Printer 3 $500 $1,500 Scanner 3 $200 $600 Network n/a $0 $6,600
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7/28/2009 2 Black & White Busines Computing 2010 Chapter 8 Busines Networks Computer Information Systems 105 Business Networks Networks Although Net Pros initial start up costs seem counterintuitive at first glance, the many advantages below will demonstrate why computer networks are far more valuable: Economic No Net had to buy three printers and three scanners Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines Computer Applications & Information Technology Economics – No Net had to buy three printers and three scanners instead of just one printer and one scanner. Everyone at Net Pros has the ability to print and scan a document at the same peripheral printer and scanner, whereas No Net had to buy two extra printers, and two extra scanners to have the same capabilities. Although No
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