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Applied Data Communications: A Business-Oriented Approach, 4th Edition,9780471346401
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* Provides frameworks and methodology for solving problems as technology continues to advance * Starts with the overall business problem, and then shows how technology can solve the problem * Provides an in-depth applied understanding of the technology covered and is targeted to the IT employees who actually build the networks * Business-oriented, problem-solving approach, including real business case studies stressing the business impact of data communications

Author Biography

Phillip T. Rawles, Principal Author

Phillip T. Rawles is an associate professor of Computer Information Systems and Technology for Telecommunications and Networking in the Nationally prominent Department of computer technology at Purdue University. Professor Rawles has won various student- and faculty-selected teaching awards for his performance in the classroom and for his work in developing and delivering courses in local area networking, systems administration, enterprise network management, and enterprise network design.

Professor Rawles is also the author  of Local Area Networks: A Business-Oriented Approach; 2nd ed. (2002) and Client/Server Information Systems: A Business-Oriented Approach. Professor Rawles has active research and consulting practices.

James E. Goldman

James E. Goldman is professor of Computer Information Systems and Associate Department Head for Telecommunications and Networking in the Nationally Prominent Department of Computer Technology at Purdue University. An award-winning teacher, in 1999  Professor Goldman was named as a University Faulty Scholar at Purdue.

Professor Goldman is also the author of Local Area Networks: A Business-Oriented Approach; 2nd ed. (2000) and Client/Server Information Systems: A Business-Oriented Approach. Professor Goldman maintains an active consulting practice.

Table of Contents

The Current State of the Data Comunications Industry
Introductory Concepts
Personal Computer Connectivity
Local Area Networks (LANs) and LAN Look-Alikes
Local Area Networking Technology
Connecting LANs: Inter-Networking
Basic Principles of Wide Area Networking
Emerging Wide Area Networking Services and Technology
Enterprise Networking and Client/Server Architectures
Voice Communications and Voice/Data Integration
Networking Aspects of Videoconferencing, Imaging, and Multimedia
The Network Development Life Cycle
Where Do We Go from Here?: Trends to Watch
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