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Application of Computer Network

Major Applications

  • Business Applications
  • Home Application
  • Mobile Computers, & etc

1. Business Applications

  • Resource Sharing
  • VPNs (Virtual Private Networks)
  • Web application,
  • communication medium
  • email (electronic mail),
  • IP telephony
  • Voice over IP (VoIP)
  • Desktop sharing
  • e-commerce (electronic commerce)

2. Home Applications

Some of the most important uses of the Internet for home users are as follows:
1. Access to remote information
2. Person-to-person communication
3. Interactive entertainment
4. Electronic commerce

3. Mobile Users

Mobile computers, such as notebook computers and Mobile phones, are one of the fastest-growing
segments of the entire computer industry. Although wireless networking and mobile computing are often related, they are not identical, as the below figure shows.

WirelessMobileApplications
NoNoDesktop Computer in offices
NoYesA notebook computer used in a hotel room
YesNoNetwork in old and unwired buildings
YesYesPortable office, PDA for store inventory
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