Computer networks come in many shapes and sizes. The smallest computer network is connecting two computers together. The largest computer network is the Internet.
You can use both of these types of networks to help your business succeed.
Local Area Network (LAN)
The first type of network you will want to create is a local area network or LAN
. Regardless of the size of your business, you will want to connect together all of your computers, printers and any other computer equipment that you have. This will allow you to share information across your business. In addition, you will also be able to share the equipment that you have. For example, one printer will be able to service several employees.
Secondly, you will want to connect your company to the Internet. The Internet is "the world's marketplace." With an Internet connection you will be able to communicate with suppliers, customers, prospective customers, employees and anyone else. You will be able to advertise worldwide and sell your products and services anywhere in the world. To be successful you will have to leverage everything the Internet has to offer or your competition will do it for you.