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Being new in networking, I need to be clear about data communication done in industry? 
Why are open standards important in the data communications industry?
 
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Data communication enable interoperability between software and hardware from different vendors.
 
Open standard protocols facilitate interoperability between software and hardware made by different manufactures. For example, open standards allow a client with a Linux operating system to connect to a server running a Microsoft Windows operating system. They would also be able to successfully exchange data. If all software, hardware, and protocols were proprietary, this would not be possible.
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