- Flexible organization. The ordering of topics is presented with a top-down approach, with the early part of the book dealing with applications and upper-level protocols. However, the book is designed to support a bottom-up approach as well.
- Detailed examination of client/server computing and service oriented architecture. Provides students with information about how these vital topics for corporate data communication work, allowing them to understand their functions and the approach for organizing enterprise systems.
- Detailed discussion of all networking technologies, including LANs and WANs. Students can compare and evaluate competing approaches and thus understand each better. Wireless networks and quality of service are especially important topics.
- Solid coverage of the TCP/IP set of protocols. Students are given the foundation and context for understanding the protocols and standards that form the foundation for all data networking.
- Extensive use of real-world case studies. Shows students how companies have dealt with the real issues, problems, and opportunities presented by communications and network technology.
- Numerous questions, homework problems, and worked-out examples. Offers students a chance to apply and test their knowledge.
- Tables and figures. Helps students clarify concepts to aid in comprehension.
- Suggested readings, key word lists, and recommended Web Sites conclude each chapter, and encourage students to further explore topics of interest. Seven online appendices provide supplemental material for students.
- Companion Website¿Access textbook-related resources and support materials for students and instructors maintained by the author.
- Student Resource Site¿ http://williamstallings.com/BusinessDataComm/ ¿contains the following resources
- Online Chapters
- Online Appendices
- Useful Documents
- Practice Problems (homework problems with solutions)
- Useful Websites
- General Sites
- The Instructor Resource Website, http://williamstallings.com/BusinessDataComm, contains the following resources:
- Student Resources link: Useful links and documents for students.
- Instructor Resources link: Useful links and documents for instructors
- Instructor Resource Center: This password-protected web site includes:
- Solutions Manual: Solutions to end-of-chapter Review Questions and Problems.
- Projects Manual: Suggested project assignments for 6 different types of assignment, written especially for this book.
- Animation Assignments
- Practical Exercises
- Ethereal Projects
- Research Projects
- Reading/Report Assignments
- Writing Assignments
- PowerPoint Slides: A set of slides covering all chapters, suitable for use in lecturing.
- PDF files: Reproductions of all figures and tables from the book
- Sample Syllabi
- Copyright 2013
- Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
- Pages: 624
- Edition: 7th
- ISBN-10: 0-13-302389-3
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-302389-3
For Business Data Communications, Data Communications, and introductory Networking for Business courses. The content is also appropriate for the Introduction to Networking course in a MBA program.
Business Data Communications: Infrastructure, Networking and Security covers the fundamentals of data communications, networking, distributed applications, and network management and security. These concepts are presented in a way that relates specifically to the business environment and the concerns of business management and staff. While making liberal use of real-world case studies and charts and graphs to provide a business perspective, the book also provides the student with a solid grasp of the technical foundation of business data communications.
The diverse set of projects and student exercises enables the instructor to use the book as a component in a rich and varied learning experience and to tailor a course plan to meet the specific needs of the instructor and students.
The Seventh edition features a new co-author, Dr. Thomas L. Case, Professor and Chair of the Department of Information Systems at Georgia Southern University. New coverage of security-related issues is included in relevant places throughout the book to meet the needs of the IT/IS schools using this book and the growing emphasis on network security. Additionally, the Seventh edition now aligns with the ACM/AIS IS 2010 curriculum model.
Table of Contents
Chapter 0 Reader's and Instructor's Guide
0.1 Outline of This Book
0.2 Topic Ordering
0.3 Internet and Web Resources
0.4 Useful Publications Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Information and Communication
1.2 Data Communications and Networking for Today's Enterprise
1.3 Convergence and Unified Communications
1.4 The Nature of Business Information Requirements
1.5 The Transmission of Information
1.6 Distributed Data Processing
1.7 The Internet and Distributed Applications
1.9 Management Issues
1.11 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems
Appendix 1A Prefixes for Numerical Units Case Study I Unified Communications at Boeing (ONLINE) PART ONE REQUIREMENTS Chapter 2 Business Information
2.5 Performance Measures
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