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Computer Networking Technologies and Application to IT Enabled Services
Pranab Kumar Chakravarty
In today's world, a computer network is much more than a collection of interconnected devices. The computer network is the resource, which enables to analyse, organise, and disseminate the information that is essential to profitability. The rise of intranets and extranets is the important aspect of computer networking. Intranets and extranets are private business networks that are based on Internet technology. The businesses are currently implementing intranets at a breakneck pace and for one reason only-an intranet enables a business to collect, manage, and disseminate information more quickly and easily than ever before. Many businesses are implementing intranets simply to remain competitive; businesses that delay are likely to see their competition outdistance them. In this article we are presenting the basic definition of computer network, characteristics of transmission media-bounded and unbounded, networking components and a brief review of the applications of networking in IT enabled services.