Networking with Protocols

Explains what information technology protocols are and why they are important.

This paper looks at the variety of standard protocols available to programmers. The paper considers their advantages, disadvantages, reliability, speed, and flexibility. The paper also discusses implementation of the protocols and takes a look at industry and international standards.
“In Information Technology (IT), protocols are agreed-upon formats for transmitting data between two devices (Webopedia, 2003). They determine the type of error checking to be used as well as the method, if any at all, of data compression used. The manner in which the sending device indicates that it has finished sending a message and how the receiving device will indicate that it has received such a message are two more common situations resolved by protocols.”