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Network    (2WK2)

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OMB Enterprise Architecture Assessment Framework Version 1.5    (2WK4)

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Business Definition    (2WK7)

1) The joining of two or more nodes for a specific purpose. 2) A wide variety of systems of interconnected components are called networks. 3) An intricately connected system of things or people.    (2WK8)

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http://www.answers.com/Network, accessed June 28, 2005 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Network, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network, accessed June 28, 2005    (2WKA)

Technical Definition    (2WKB)

A system that transmits any combination of voice, video and/or data between users. The network includes the network operating system in the client and server machines, the cables connecting them and all supporting hardware in between such as bridges, routers and switches. In wireless systems, antennas and towers are also part of the network.    (2WKC)

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http://www.answers.com/Network, accessed June 28, 2005    (2WKE)

Context Definition 1    (2WKF)

Two or more computers connected for the purpose of routing, managing, and storing rapidly changing data. A local area network (LAN), which is restricted by distances of up to one mile, and a metropolitan area network (MAN), which is restricted to distances of up to 60 miles, connect personal computers and workstations (each called a node) over dedicated, private communications links. A wide area network (WAN) connects large numbers of nodes over long-distance communications links, such as common carrier telephone lines, over distances ranging from that between major metropolitan centers to that between continents. An internet is a connection between networks. The Internet is a WAN that connects thousands of disparate networks in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and elsewhere, providing global communication between nodes on government, educational, and industrial networks. Networks allow for resource sharing (e.g., multiple computers sharing one printer), data sharing, and communication or data exchange (e.g., electronic mail).    (2WKG)

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http://www.answers.com/Network, accessed June 28, 2005    (2WKI)

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