The Internet: it’s not just for humans anymore. When you say “network” to most people in business, they think “my company’s network”—meaning the combination of LANs and WANs and intranets that connect computers throughout the company and therefore connect the people in the company. If “the network is down,” that means you can’t print something, or get a file off the server, or “look something up. Interestingly, people in business usually don’t think of the Internet itself when they hear the word “network.” And they certainly don’t think of the telephone. No one picks up the phone and says, “Excuse me, I have to get on the network.” Of course, they are getting on a network, they just don’t think of it that way.
July 23, 2013https://www.qualcomm.com/media/documents/files/the-one-with-the-most-networked-stuff-wins.pdf
Harbor Research, Inc.July 23, 2013