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Business Data Communications and Networking

Business Data Communications and Networking
Author: Jerry FitzGerald - Alan Dennis
ISBN 13: 9780470055755
ISBN 10: 470055758
Edition: 10
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009-01-09
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 608
List Price: N/A

Take control of the central systems of modern business!

In today’s wired world, data communications and networking form the central nervous system of business. High speed access to information, instant communication, rapid access to customers and stakeholders, are all key to the success of every enterprise. If you want to be one of the in-demand professionals who build and maintain the core technologies of today’s business, start with Fitzgerald and Dennis’s acclaimed Business Data Communications and Networking, Tenth Edition.

This leading text for Information Systems Managers in business helps you understand how networks operate and how to successfully apply them. In easily-understood language, the book covers the fundamentals of:

  • Application, physical, data link, network, and transport layers

  • Network technologies such as Local Area, Wireless, Backbone, Metropolitan, and Wide Area Networks

  • Network design, security, and management

Continuing its respected balanced coverage of the technical and managerial aspects of data communications, this Tenth Edition has been updated to include:

  • Numerous updates to technologies that have evolved and changed since the previous edition, including significant changes to the wireless chapter and expanded coverage of security

  • NEW hands-on activities in each chapter that reinforce key concepts and provide an engaging, practical use of network technology

  • Updated and revised to remove any legacy technologies, such as file transfer protocols (Kermit), FDDI, transport/network protocols (IPX/SPX), and backbone technologies

  • Real-life examples including mini-cases in Management Focus boxes show how real organizations are using telecommunications and networking

  • Online animations help students visualize and understand concepts and processes more effectively


A text combining fundamental concepts of data communications and networking with practical applications, highlighting management and technical issues. Coverage includes telephone communications hardware; data transmission; LANs and WANs; backbone networks; security; and Novell Netware, with chapter questions and problems and a cumulative case study. This fifth edition reflects new technologies, and includes chapter objectives and summaries, and management and technology focus boxes, plus new material on management issues such as selecting equipment and managing networks. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)