From Higher Computing Science
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- A huge amount of data is now stored online, from personal photos and videos to library documents, educational material and news
- Online systems dominate the use of computers, and increasingly computers must be connected to the Internet to be useful.
- Online shopping and access to online payment allows people to shop from home and buy from a multitude of countries, as well as bank online
- Social networking has provided ways to link up with like-minded people
- Online systems are requiring more bandwidth and storage as more multimedia elements are used online (such as streaming video)