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5.3: Networking Today

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    Networks in Our Daily Lives

    Among all of the fundamentals for human presence, the need to interact with others ranks underneath our need to maintain life. Communication is nearly as imperative to us as our dependence on air, water, nourishment, and shelter.

    Today, networking systems have enabled people to connect from anywhere. Individuals can communicate and collaborate immediately with others. News ideas and discoveries are shared with the world in seconds. People can indeed interface and play with others without the physical barriers of seas and landmasses from wherever they locate.

    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Global Networking. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay is licensed CC BY 2.0

    Technology Then and Now

    Envision a world without the Internet. No more Google, YouTube, texting, Facebook, Wikipedia, web-based gaming, Netflix, iTunes, and simple access to current data. No more social media, staying away from lines by shopping on the web, or rapidly looking into telephone numbers and guide headings to different areas at the snap of a finger. How unique would our lives be without the entirety of this? That was the world we lived in only 15 to 20 years back, as discussed in Chapter 1. Throughout the years, information systems have gradually extended and been repurposed to improve personal satisfaction for individuals all over the place.

    No Boundaries

    Progressions in systems administration advancements are maybe the most noteworthy changes on the planet today. They assist with making a world where national fringes, geographic separations, and physical confinements become less important, introducing ever-lessening obstacles.

    Figure \(\PageIndex{2}\): Registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Cisco Systems Inc. alludes to this as the human network. The human network fixates on the effect of the Internet and networks on individuals and organizations.