Journal of Information Technology

Document Type

Research Article


A microcomputer on everyone's desk is the norm in some organizations and is rapidly becoming so in many others. The incentive to link them together into networks is also growing. Reasons include: access to databases inside the organization and from elsewhere, electronic mail, and making the most out of available equipment, among others. Until recently, some computer equipment suppliers paid little heed to please from users for flexible networks to link their machines. On the other hand, others have emphasized the ability of their equipment to be networked together and with that of other manufacturers.