World Wide Web and Your Computer
The Internet, a vast network architecture that has revolutionized traditional processes and communications by enabling different computer networks all over the world to connect. In this process, information is no longer restricted to the desktops of users but can now be accessed on a web portal provided by Internet service providers (ISP). Users can either visit the Internet in a personal or a business mode, either at home or at their places of work. Today the Internet technology has achieved such a great extent that it is possible for anyone from any corner of the world to access the Internet without any restrictions on speed, geographical location or time.
The Internet is a boon to the mankind, as it has brought about a level of global communication beyond anything that has been imagined by the different communication technologies of the past. The Internet helps you to make your research, communicate with other people and conduct business easier than ever before. The Internet also enables people to share and access information of all kinds, right from educational resources to financial information. These factors have made the Internet a must have technology for all.
Nowadays almost every device, which runs on a PC or a Mac has Internet connectivity built-in. Some of the most popular devices which are used to access the Internet via its networking protocols include: desktops, laptops, netbooks, servers, smart phones, VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), PABX (phones with internet protocols) and wireless computers. All these devices have one common thing in common which is that they make use of internet protocols to access the World Wide Web. Some of these protocols include: ICMP, HTTP, TCP/IP, IMAP, SMTP, POP/SMTP and JONES. Apart, from making the use of the World Wide Web easier, the Internet also has other important aspects like the security and privacy aspects. The security of the Internet can be ensured by using firewall or antivirus software and if you use a Personal Internet Access (PIA) card you can protect your data even further by using PGP or a Personal Identification Number (PIN).