Information and communication are two of the most important strategic issues for the success of every enterprise. While today nearly every organization uses a substantial number of computers and communication tools ( telephones, fax, personal handheld devices), they are often still isolated. While managers today are able to use the newest applications, many departments still do not communicate and much needed information cannot be readily accessed.
To overcome these obstacles in an effective usage of information technology, computer networks are necessary. They are a new kind (one might call it paradigm) of organization of computer systems produced by the need to merge computers and communications. Computer networks can manage to put down the barriers between information held on several (not only computer) systems.
Computer networks allow the user to access remote programs and remote databases either of the same organization or from other enterprises or public sources. Computer networks provide communication possibilities faster than other facilities. Because of these optimal information and communication possibilities, computer networks may increase the organizational learning rate.
Lately the impetus has also been given equally on the computer networking sector with the rise of internet and internet security. There are many IT companies who tend to hire engineers with background knowledge of computer networking as it helps offer flexibility to the company. There are also special courses related to the networking of computers to help engineers get proficient in it and boost their career even more. It also comes as an important added advantage on an engineer’s resume.
Computer hardware and networking is certainly a career that every aspiring student in the world of computer education should think about considering the opportunities and work benefits it offers in due time. No matter how much the software department excels, the dependency of it on hardware engineers is always bound to be there as the hardware is the heart of the computer and engineers who are good with handling computer hardware can certainly expect to achieve a higher pay raise , even higher than software engineers. Also considering the number of institutes that offer computer hardware courses , the student gets an early platform to manage and figure out the complex failures of computer and also manage to find a solution to get it working properly.