Institutional networks: In large-scale organizations, these networks have been developed internally to encourage an integrated, interdepartmental and interservice coordination. Under the administration of the department/service, the designated users of the network are offered common, centralized resources for the required services.
Financial networks: To streamline the process of interdepartmental handling of bank transactions, for example, wire transfer, check processing, and clearing accounts.
Employee communications networks: Distributed, localized communication networks within an organization that provide quick access to information and features of value to employees. If needed, they can be used to support intranets.
Human resources networks: Distributed, localized communication networks used by human resource employees within an organization to access any company data they need, including organizational benefits such as retirement and health insurance coverage.
Production and process networks: Distributed, localized communication networks that provide streamlined access to work-related information and data such as: work orders, purchase orders, and shipment orders.
Communication networks: These networks can be used to automate communication between individuals, businesses, and/or organizations by providing communication, messaging, or connectivity between these services or machines. Another use of these networks is to provide a dedicated server to run specific applications.
Services: These networks are designed for services such as telephone, broadband, video, or voice.
Enterprise networks: These networks are designed to assist businesses in integrating their internal and external communications in a seamless fashion. If a business is a part of a larger corporate structure, they can use a data center, which is the computer network of a single company.