One of the advantages of computer networking is it allows you to share your files between all computers connected to the network.It frees up space on other computers if everyday files are stored on a central computer. You can save time installing applications on each individual computer by simply storing them on an application server. One of the disadvantages is security. When a computer is connected to a network, hackers have more access to more information, as opposed to a stand alone computer. If the main file server goes down, then work is halted because those file cannot be accessed. If the network goes down, again work is halted since the files and programs are stored on the server. However, permission can be set for each type of program, security can be enhanced, firewalls, and virus programs. The advantages does out weigh the disadvantages.