What are the various applications of Computer Networks?

Applications of Computer Networks – Some  of the network applications in different field are the following :

  • Marketing and sales: – Computer networks are widely used in both marketing sales firms. These are used by marketing professionals to collect, exchange, and analyzes data relating to customer requirements and product development cycles. Teleshopping is also important part of sales applications that use order-entry computers or telephones connected to an order-processing network, and on-line reservation services for hotels airline and so on.
  • Manufacturing: – Now days, computer networks are used in a several aspects of manufacturing, including the manufacturing process itself. Two applications which use a network to provide necessary services are computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM) and computer –assisted designing (CAD) both of which permit multiple users to work on a project simultaneously.
  • Financial Services: – In Present, Financial services are completely dependent on computer networks. Main applications are credit history searches, foreign exchange and investment services, and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) that permits a user to transfer money without going into bank.
  • Teleconferencing: – With The help of teleconferencing conferences are possible to occur without the participants being in the same place. Applications include simple text conferencing, voice conferencing, and video conferencing.
  • Cable Television:-Future Services provided by cable television network can include video on request, as well as the same information, financial and communications services currently provided by the telephone companies and computer networks.
  • Information Services:- Network information services include bulletin boards and data banks. A World Wide Web site offering the technical specifications for a new product is an information service.
  • Electronic Messaging:– Electronic mail (e-mail) is the most widely used network application.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI):– EDI permits business information to be transferred without using paper.
  • Directory services: – By using directory services, it is possible to store the last of files in a central location to speed worldwide search operations.
  • Cellular Telephone: – In the past, two parties desiring to use the services of the telephone company had to be linked by a fixed physical connection. But, in present cellular network make it possible to maintain wireless phone connections even while travelling over large distances.