So what does 'networking' mean? It's one of those buzz words that scares people off but it's really very simple. It means linking computers together so that the user of any one of them can access the information on any of the others.

It's the way the Internet works. The Internet is a massive network of millions of computers. A home computer is linked into the Internet using a phone line and a modem. That enables the user of the computer to access any information anywhere on the Internet. In the case of your business that might include information such as stock market prices, industry news or just keeping tabs on what your competitors are up to.