Summary: For Business Data Communications, Data Communications, and introductory Networking for Business courses.
The fifth edition of this popular text presents the fundamental concepts of data communications, networking, distributed applications, and network management and security; it relates specifically to the business environment and business management. Includes up-to-date coverage of key issues for the business student--high-speed networks, asychronous tran...show moresfer mode (ATM) and TCP/IP, and the use of the Internet, intranets, and extranets support business objectives.
NEW-Coverage of innovation and improvements in the field--Includes comprehensive coverage of the changes that have taken place since the last edition.
Provides students with the most up-to-date text available.
NEW-Top-down organization--Changed in response to user feedback.
Gives students greater emphasis on the Internet and on applications.
NEW-Clarified and tightened narrative--Includes improved illustrations.
Enables students to easily understand the concepts presented in the text.
NEW-New, field-tested problems.
Provides students with improved pedagogy.
NEW-New material on the Internet.
Keeps students' technologically aware by including material on the organization and operation of the Internet.
NEW-LANs and WANs--Provides a new two-part organization, providing greater detail and including an increased emphasis on wireless networks.
Reflects for students the developments in standards and technology that have occurred.
Detailed examination of intranets, extranets, and client/server computing.
Provides students with information about how this technology for corporate data communication works, allowing them to understand their functions.
Real-world case studies.
Shows students how companies have dealt with the issues, problems, and opportunities presented by communications and network technology.
Numerous questions, homework problems, and worked-out examples.
Offers students a chance to apply and test their knowledge.
Tables and figures.
Helps students clarify concepts to aid in comprehension.
Suggested readings--Included at the end of each chapter.
Encourages students to further explore topics of interest.
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