Modern Interventions in the Field of Communication and Network Services
By Dianne Mariz
Technology is everywhere. By the time that you wake up, the alarm clock ringing on your phone is already part of technology. You start your day with the help of these innovations to make your life easier. Moreover, various technological creations are useful in our daily life. Many sectors benefit from these innovations such as economic, business, education, communication, politics, and sciences.
In the olden days, efficient communication is very hard to achieve. Long-distance communication is a burden for most people, and the delay of response makes it difficult for the other end. Furthermore, growth and development are also affected by this kind of dilemma. It hinders the opportunity for a certain group to reach out for help and partnership.
Luckily, the improvement of technology paves the way for a better society and connection building. Cell phones and computers are one of the most popular modern technology nowadays. These instruments are used for communication, information dissemination, entertainment, business opportunities, and education.
As the years pass by, modern technology continues to grow even more. Many people realize the rapid evolution of the digital revolution. Hence, they believe that innovation would be astounding and more reliable for the next years.
How the Modern World Communicates Today?
Means of communication changes over time. Hence, the world needs to adapt to it. Several factors are affecting the changes in communication. Communication is affected by culture and nature. It depends on the society where people belong. Communication skills are very important when it comes to socialization. Each of us needs to connect for us to grow.
In today’s modern world, technology plays a big role in communication. It is a way for civilization to flourish and develop discoveries for the betterment of society. Gadgets and advance equipment improves the lives of the people. Moreover, it creates an organized platform and streamlines information for the public. It allows human interaction to be in order.
Learning about Digital Information
Digital information is a fundamental element of digital technology. It is a type of information stored in the form of ones and zeros. It is known as the common technique to store and read data. Moreover, digital information can be copied, moved, and edited without losing its quality.
Computers are examples of digital machines that can read digital information. The series of ones and zeros is known as the binary system. It can represent a huge amount of data. Humans see information in analog formation, unlike the computers where they refer to the binary system.
People perceive visual and auditory signals simultaneously in a continuous flow. On the other hand, digital devices focus on estimating such information using the binary system. This estimation is called the sampling rate. It is accompanied by bit depth, which refers to the amount of information involved in every sample to know accurate digital information.
What is a computer and its role in the digital world?
A computer is an electronic device control digital information or data. It can process, store, and retrieve data. You might already know the basic uses of a computer, such as creating documents, sending emails, playing games, and browsing the Internet. You can also make spreadsheets and presentations for your lecture or business discussions.
There two major categories about the parts of a computer. The first one is the hardware. Hardware is any physical structure of the computer. It also involves the internal parts of the computer. On the other hand, software defines the set of instructions which commands the hardware what and how to do a certain task.
Different Types of Computer
When you learn about the nature and purpose of a computer, what comes into your mind right away is a personal computer. Most of the common computers used by the majority is a desktop or a laptop. In reality, there are other computers of different sizes and functions.
- Desktop Computers. Desktop computers are commonly used at work, school, and home. This type of computer is designed to be put on a desk with a computer case, mouse, keyboard, and monitor.
- Laptops. A laptop computer is very popular because of its convenience. It is more portable than desktop computers. Therefore, it allows you to use a computer anywhere, anytime.
- Tablet Computers. Tablets are hand-carried computers, which is even more convenient than laptops. Instead of using a physical keyboard and mouse, a touch-sensitive screen is designed for navigation and typing.
Computer data is the information stored or processed by the computer. These data can be in the form of texts, pictures, audio, applications, and other types of data. The computer’s CPU can process these computer data and store them in folders and files to be organized on the hard disk.
Computer data is a group of binary systems because computers are in binary format. Thus, it can create, process, save, and store data digitally. It allows computer data to be transferred from one computer to another. For it to happen, there must be a network connection or other media devices. Computer data also do not depreciate its quality even though been used and transferred multiple times.
How the server works and its importance
A server is a hardware or software device which accepts and responds to the commands or instructions done over a network. The client is the device that makes the request and receives the response from the server. The term “server” commonly deals with the computer system, which accepts the requests for a web document. Right after that, it sends back the requested data to the client.
Servers are very important to operate various network resources. These devices can perform accurate and intense calculations. The user can set up a server that can control the network access, send or receive emails, do print jobs, or even host a website while other servers are designed to perform specific tasks.
Most of the servers are always open. It is because they commonly transport services that are constantly required. When servers fail to operate well, they can cause network errors and other technical problems. Other computers can connect to a server through a router or a switch. Thus, it can now access the connected server and its features.
The data server is the phrase used to determine the computer hardware and software. These database platforms deliver various database services. It is also known as the database server, which performs tasks like storage, data analysis and manipulation, and other tasks.
How to process computer data?
Data processing is the data management performed by the computer. It involves converting raw data to machine-readable format, streaming data in the CPU to the output device, and modifying outputs. Any task done by the computer concerning data can be considered as data processing.
Despite the storage capability of the computer, there are inevitable circumstances that may occur. The loss of digital information is still a common problem. The usual causes of data loss are human errors, software malfunctions, and hardware failures. Luckily, that information stored in a digital medium can be quickly recovered once lost.
Here are some of the data loss causes that might happen:
- Accidentally deleted files or folders
- File system formatting
- File system damage
- Loss of information about the location and size of the detachment
- Storage failure
What is a Hard Drive, and how does it work?
A hard drive is a hardware element that stores digital content and information. It includes documents, images, audio clips, videos, applications, programs, and operating systems. Hard drives can be an external or internal storage system.
Its file size measures every file that you store in a hard drive. It determines the size of a file through bytes such as megabytes, gigabytes, and terabytes. It is usually attached inside the computer directly on the motherboard. A hard drive contains one or more platter with a magnet that moves fast as they spin over.
A hard drive is an important part of a computer because it is required to install any programs or applications you want to keep on your computer. When you are downloading files, these are directly and permanently stored in the hard drive. They can be removed once you move or uninstall them.
What are the internal and external hard drives?
Most of the hard drives are internal. External hard drives can also serve as a backup and expand the computer’s available space. External hard drives are usually stored in a case to protect the drive and allow interaction with the computer by the use of a USB.
External hard drives have different shapes and sizes. It depends on your preferences and needs. It can be very helpful because they provide more space for your files.
External hard drives are convenient since they are portable. With an enclosure of a hard drive, the user can install a laptop hard drive with any type of storage capacity. Moreover, you can connect it with the use of a USB port to the computer. Hard drives are important when you want to expand and store more of your digital files and contents.
RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)
RAID is known as “Redundant Array of Independent Disks”. It is storage that uses multiple disks to give fault tolerance, improve the general performance, and increase the system’s storage capacity. It is contrary to the older type of storage devices, which only used a single disk in storing data. RAID also allows you to keep the same data redundantly. These data are stored in an organized and balanced manner to improve the general performance of the device.
How is SAN different from NAS?
SAN is known as “Storage Area Network” is a specialized and high-speed network that gives block-level network access to the storage. These usually consist of hosts, storage elements, switches, and other storage devices that are interconnected with technologies, protocols, and topologies. These are commonly used to improve application availability, boost application performance, enrich storage utilization and efficiency, and heighten data protection and security.
On the other hand, NAS stands for “Network Attached Storage”. It is a storage device that is connected to a network that permits the storage and retrieval of data from a specific location for the authorized network users and different clients. These devices are flexible, where you can add storage as to how much you want and need. It resembles a private cloud, just like in the office. NAS devices are faster and more affordable, giving you all the advantages of a public cloud on-site and absolute control.
How can cell phones contribute to modern communication?
A cell phone is a handy telephone which uses cellular network technology to create and receive calls. The name itself came from the cell-like structures of cellular networks. Technically, smartphones, Android phones, or even the simplest mobile phone are considered as cell phones. As long as a phone can communicate to a network, it is called a cell phone.
Cellular networks are made up of cellular towers spread out across the country in a grid-like structure. When you make a call, it sends signals which will then travel in the air to the nearest cellular tower. This will then be switched to the nearest network of the person receiving your call. There are no two adjacent cellular towers. That’s why when you are making a call while traveling, the signal might be affected since you are moving to the range of another tower.
In today’s modern world, texting and calling are not just a means of communication using your cell phones. There are innovative creations, such as the Internet and Wi-Fi connection. Through the use of these platforms, you can communicate in different forms, such as video calls, FaceTime, Skype, and others. However, these connections are limited only if you are connected to them. If not, you won’t be able to enjoy different means of communication.
What is cellular or mobile data?
Mobile data creates an opportunity for you to browse the Internet even if you are not connected to Wi-Fi. The mobile-enabled devices are capable of sending and receiving information via a wireless cellular connection. As long as you have a cellular connection, you can access the Internet.
Mobile data usage is measured using megabytes and gigabytes. Whatever you upload or download from the Internet will require you some data. Moreover, you will spend money on cellular data to have your cellular connection. Cell phone providers will charge you for your mobile data consumption.
You can manage your mobile data consumption by turning it on and off. Smartphones have this option on when you can use your data. It is a helpful technique if you want to save or minimize your data consumption when you don’t need it at present. You can also set your phone to give you alerts when you already reached your mobile data limits.
When you turn off your data, you won’t be able to access the Internet. On the bright side, you will also be not charged. You are not consuming any data. You can still reconnect to the Internet through a Wi-Fi connection or simply turning on your mobile data.
What is the modern role of cell phones today?
Communication is the most important key factors in connecting and socializing with one another. Modern-day cell phones are handy and portable, meaning you can bring and use it with you anytime and anywhere, unlike the old style of telephones. In today’s modern society, you can use cell phones in various ways.
Before, the use of telegrams is quite costly and time-consuming. It takes several days before you receive the message, sometimes the events written on the telegram were done already. But due to modern innovations, sending messages is now with different faces.
In just one click, you can send and receive a message. You can stay in touch and updated with the current situations of your loved ones. It is also useful and convenient for your work. You can connect to your workplace efficiently. If your meeting exceeds its expected time of dismissal, you can just prepare emails which contain the highlights of the meeting and send it to your employees.
Cell phones nowadays can do multitasking. It is not limited only to just texts and calls. You can make appointments, purchase items online, check for social updates, and many others, But the downside for this advantage is that it makes the people less interactive physically.
Most people are occupied with their cell phones rather than communicating with one another personally. There are some instances that cell phone usage can affect your focus and concentration. One of the most dangerous occurrences with cell phone usage is texting while driving. Therefore, you must be responsible and accountable for your actions. Make sure that cell phone usage is in the right place and time.
Because of modern interventions, there are lots of changes in communication. Computers and cell phones are just one of the evidence that the society that we live in continues to grow and develop. Hence, these provide us more comfortable and convenient services.