Digital Business Networks

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-07
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Directed primarily toward undergraduate CIS/MIS college/university majors, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals. Wireless technologies and social networking applications are dramatically transforming data communications. To keep readers aware of these rapid changes, Digital Business Networksexplores emerging technologies, such as 4G mobile wireless, the advent of social networking applications from a business perspective, the underlying layer architecture functionalities of the TCP/IP model, and IPv6. The running theme of the discussion is cloud architectures, and the new implications they have for businesses' networking capability.

Author Biography


Allen Dooley completed his Doctorate in Education and Masters of Professional Writing at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.  In addition, he received his Masters and Bachelors in Business Administration from California State University Los Angeles. 


Dr. Dooley has been in the field of post-secondary higher education for more than 18 years.  Thirteen of those years were at Pasadena City College as a tenured Professor in Computer Information Systems lecturing particularly in the areas of networking, data communications, database theory, and other areas of information literacy.  He has also served as a guest lecturer on networking topics at California Polytechnic University in Pomona, Calif., and at Woodbury University in Burbank, Calif.  (California Polytechnic University is part of the California State University system in California.  Woodbury University is a private four year university.)


Dr. Dooley has an additional six years’ experience as an academic administrator in a variety of roles, including Dean of Business, Dean of Enrollment Management, and Dean of Academic Support.  Currently he is Dean of Business at Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, Calif.  Prior to his career in education, Allen worked as a banking information technologist at such institutions as Security Pacific Bank, Tokai Bank, Great Western Bank, and other financial institutions.


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Table of Contents


1. Elements of Data Communications:  Analog and Digital

2. Networking Models: OSI and TCP/IP



3. Physical Layer Fundamentals: Concepts and Components

4. Physical Layer Fundamentals: Media and Devices

5. Data Link Layer Fundamentals

6. Network Layer Services

7. Transport and Application Layer Services and IPv6



8. Local Area Networks and Backbone Networks

9. Wide Area Networks



10. Servers in the Enterprise

11. Integrating the Enterprise

12. Securing the Enterprise



13. Wireless Technologies

14. Business and Social Networking

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