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Key Terms

This chapter uses the following key terms. You can find the definitions in the Glossary.

  • Internet page 4
  • instant messaging (IM) page 7
  • social media page 8
  • collaboration tools page 8
  • weblogs (blogs) page 8
  • wikis page 8
  • podcasting page 8
  • peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing page 8
  • quality of service (QoS) page 12
  • converged network page 13
  • fault tolerant page 15
  • packets page 17
  • scalable page 19
  • security page 21
  • network service page 24
  • end devices page 24
  • host device page 24
  • intermediary devices page 25
  • medium (media) page 25
  • local-area network (LAN) page 29
  • wide-area network (WAN) page 29
  • wireless LAN (WLAN) page 29
  • storage-area network (SAN) page 29
  • intranet page 32
  • extranet page 32
  • cable page 33
  • DSL page 33
  • cellular page 33
  • satellite page 33
  • dial-up page 34
  • dedicated leased line page 34
  • Metro Ethernet page 35
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) page 36
  • cloud computing page 40
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