Business Data Communications

Business Data Communications : United States Edition

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For courses in Business Data Communications, Data Communications and Introductory Networking for business students.This text presents the fundamental concepts of data communications, networking, distributed applications, and network management and security in a way that relates specifically to the business environment and business management and staff. It also provides up-to-date coverage of key issues for the business student-high-speed networks, asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) and TCP/IP, and the use of the Internet, intranets, and extranets to support business objectives.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 659 pages
  • 185.2 x 240.5 x 29.7mm | 1,224.2g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • 0130882631
  • 9780130882639

Table of contents

1. Introduction. I. REQUIREMENTS. 2. Business Information. 3. Distributed Data Processing. II. TCP/IP AND THE INTERNET. 4. TCP/IP and OSI. 5. The Internet: Addressing and Services. III. DATA COMMUNICATIONS FUNDAMENTALS. 6. Data Transmission. 7. Transmission Media. 8. Data Communication Fundamentals. 9. Data Link Control. 10. Transmission Efficiency. IV. NETWORKING. 11. Approaches to Networking. 12. Wide-Area Networks. 13. Wireless Networks. 14. Local Area Network Technology. 15. LAN Systems. V. APPLICATIONS. 16. Distributed Applications. 17. Client/Server and Intranet Computing. VI. MANAGEMENT ISSUES. 18. Doing Business on the Internet. 19. Network Management. 20. Network Security. Appendix A: Standards and Standards-Setting Organizations. Appendix B: Systems Network Architecture (SNA). Glossary. References. Index.
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About William Stallings

WILLIAM STALLINGS has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking. He has authored 15 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 35 books on various aspects of this subject. He has five times won the annual Text and Academic Authors Association award for the best computer science textbook. He is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and government research institutions. Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Computer Science. He maintains the computer science student support site at All of his Prentice Hall titles can be found at the Prentice Hall Web site .
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