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Chapter 17. Windows Networking 101 > Understanding Windows Networks

Understanding Windows Networks

What is a network and why create one? A network consists of the hardware and software components necessary for two or more computers to communicate. Businesses have long been aware of the advantages of networking:

  • Monetary savings from sharing expensive printers and other devices

  • Fast access to information

  • Easier information management

  • Shared access to information

  • Better communications

  • Improved efficiency


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