Local Area Networks (LAN)

Local Area Networks (LAN) supply networking capability to a group of computers in close proximity to each other and are useful for sharing resources like files, printers, or other business applications.

When built and managed with flexibility in mind, an agile LAN can help organizations evolve as business needs change. LAN's are also the enabling layer for IP telephony and unified communications.

From a business perspective, there are security, productivity, cost saving and flexibility benefits to be gained from implementing a LAN with your current and future business needs in mind.

Our consultants will ensure that we offer you the very best solution for you individual business requirements.

What is the Local Area Network (LAN)

A local-area network (LAN) is a computer network that spans a relatively small area. Most LANs are confined to a single building or group of buildings, however, one LAN can be connected to other LANs over any distance via telephone lines and radio waves. A system of LANs connected in this way is called a wide-area network (WAN).

Most LANs connect workstations and personal computers. Each individual computer in a LAN has its own CPU with which it executes programs, but it also is able to access data and devices anywhere on the LAN.

What are the benefits of a Local Area Network (LAN)

Many users can share expensive devices, such as laser printers, as well as data. Users can use the LAN to communicate with each other, by sending e-mail or engaging in chat sessions.

LANs are also capable of transmitting data at very fast rates, much faster than data can be transmitted over a telephone line; but the distances are limited, and there is also a limit on the number of computers that can be attached to a single LAN.

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