His iPod is another precious gadget; a passionate lover of all kinds of music, particularly Indian classical — his wife Mala being a classical vocalist — he has over 1,000 songs on his
iPod. He is plugged into it during travel, weekends, early morning or late evening. Then there is, of course, the music system at home... “the best there is of Bose.” And, a Nikon D80, “with which I love photographing wildlife.” He has done so at Kaziranga, Pench, Ranthambore, Corbett and Nagarahole wildlife parks. Introduction
Sharing data through floppy disks is not an efficient or cost effective manner in which to operate businesses. Businesses needed a solution that would successfully address the following three problems:
- How to avoid duplication of equipment and resources
- How to communicate efficiently
- How to set up and manage a network
Businesses realized that networking technology could increase productivity while saving money.
Equipment that connects directly to a network segment is referred to as a device. These devices are broken up into two classifications.
- End-user devices
- Network devices
End-user devices include computers, printers, scanners and other devices that provide services directly to the user. Network devices include all the devices that connect the end-user devices together to allow them to communicate.