Business Data Communications

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For courses in Business Data Communications, Data Communications and Introductory Networking for business students.

This text presents the fundamental concepts of data communications, networking, distributed applications, and network management and security in a way that relates specifically to the business environment and business management and staff. It also provides up-to-date coverage of key issues for the business student—high-speed networks, asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) and TCP/IP, and the use of the Internet, intranets, and extranets to support business objectives.

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The fourth edition of this highly successful book offers thorough coverage of data communication fundamentals that are key to network and information management. Best-selling author William Stallings provides authoritative and up-to-date coverage of the key issues for the business student, including high-speed networks, ATM and TCP/IP, as well as the use of the Internet, intranets, and extranets. This text presents concepts while relating them specifically to the business environment and simultaneously providing the reader with a solid understanding of the technical foundation of business data communications.

This book offers more in-depth coverage that other business data communications texts by integrating numerous real world case studies and comprehensive charts and graphics.

FEATURES and BENEFITS:

  • Comprehensive coverage of the Internet and World Wide Web
    • Students learn the mechanisms and capabilities of these integral technologies.
  • Detailed examination of intranets, extranets, and client/server computing
    • Coverage of the newest and most important technology for corporate data communications.
  • In depth discussion of all networking technologies, including LANs and WANs
    • Enables students to compare and evaluate competing approaches to make sound business decisions.
  • Complete survey of network security and network management
    • Students learn the requirements and design issues involved in managing and safeguarding distributed systems.
  • Solid coverage of TCP/IP
      TCP/IP set of protocols form the foundation for all data networking.

About the Author:

WILLIAM STALLINGS has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking. He has authored 15 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 35 books on various aspects of this subject. He has five times won the annual Text and Academic Authors Association award for the best computer science textbook. He is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and government research institutions. Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Computer Science. He maintains the computer science student support site at WilliamStallings.com/StudentSuport.html. All of his Prentice Hall titles can be found at the Prentice Hall Web site .

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