Development of Local Area Network

Explain the factors that have contributed to the development of Local Area Network.

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The given factors have contributed to the development of LAN.

a) Security: The security for programs and data can be accomplished by using servers which are locked via both software and physical means like diskless nodes.

b) Expanded PC Usage: Once a LAN has been set, it really costs less to automate all the processes as existing PCs can be simply transformed into nodes by adding network interface card.

c) Distributed Processing: LAN with the inter-user communication and information exchange helps to build up the distributed processing system.

d) Electronic mail and Message Broadcasting: E-mail permits users to communicate more simply among themselves via a mail-box on the server.

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