The Wide Ranging World Of Telecommunications

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The Wide Ranging World of Telecommunications Telecommunications are defined in the dictionary as “the science and technology of sending information by telephone, radio, or television” (“Telecommunications,” n.d.). What it should say is a transcendent technology that shapes the way the world runs. Its impact is truly that expansive and important. Telecommunications allows the ability for global teams to send crucial data in the blink of an eye, to meet over a video conference across the world and stay connected by allowing access to a centralized database. Telecommunications and Distributed Connectivity Telecommunications is something that every single one of us is using in one form or another throughout our daily lives, whether it’s…show more content…
Distributed processing takes advantage of telecommunications by using a network to allow for remote processing equipment that can then receive data via the network (Stair & Reynolds, 2016, Basic Processing Alternatives section). There are many advantages to this form of computing over the standard centralized server that is often utilized. Natasha Gilani (n.d.) notes four benefits to this style of processing including lower cost, better reliability, improved performance and reduced processing time, and flexibility. The system is lower cost due to the lower cost of microcomputers over the cost of a mainframe, more reliable due to the processing being spread over multiple processors decreasing the reliability on one machine, has increased speed and performance because of the ability to spread the work over multiple processors and has better flexibility due to the ability to break up the computers over multiple locations and add or subtract with less issues (Gilani, n.d.). Network Basics A network can be something very simple such as what each of us likely have in our house with our wireless internet to something very complex such as that spread out over a company, city or even the world. There are many different aspects that need to be considered
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