Business Data Communications

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-10-03
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Business Data Communications, 6/e,covers the fundamentals of data communications, networking, distributed applications, and network management and security. Stallings presents these concepts in a way that relates specifically to the business environment and the concerns of business management and staff, structuring his text around requirements, ingredients, and applications.All of the material has been updated for the latest technologies and developments in the field, including: specifications of WiFi/IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs, including 802.11n. IP; performance metrics and service level agreements (SLAs); Gigabit Ethernet and 10-Gbps Ethernet standards; New unified communications concepts; expanded, enhanced security material; New online animations illustrate key functions and algorithms in OS design.Appropriate for professionals interested in business data communications.

Author Biography

Dr. William Stallings has authored 17 titles, and counting revised editions, over 41 books on computer security, computer networking, and computer architecture. In over 20 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. Currently he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions. He has received the award for the Best Computer Science textbook of the year from the Text and Academic Authors Association 10 times - most recently in 2008 for his text, Computer Security: Principles and Practice.


Dr. Stallings is a member of the editorial board of Cryptologia, a scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of cryptology. He is a frequent lecturer and author of numerous technical papers. Dr. Stallings created and maintains the Computer Science Student Resource Site, which provides documents and links on subjects of interest to computer science students and professionals. He holds a PhD from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in electrical engineering.

Table of Contents

Outline of This Book
Topic Ordering
Internet and Web Resources
Useful Publications
Information and Communication
Data Communications and Networking for Today's Enterprise
Convergence and Unified Communications
The Nature of Business Information Requirements
Distributed Data Processing
The Internet and Distributed Applications
The Transmission of Information
Management Issues
Recommended Web Sites
Key Terms and Review Questions
Prefixes for Numerical Units
Business Information
Performance Measures
Application Note: File Sizes
Recommended Reading and Web Sites
Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems
Distributed Data Processing
Centralized Versus Distributed Processing
Forms of Distributed Data Processing
Distributed Data
Networking Implications of DDP
Application Note: Distributed Computing Support
Recommended Reading
Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems
Case Study I
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