Data Communications and Computer Networks: A Business User's Approach
by Curt M White
Data communications and computer networks are becoming increasingly more important--today's business world could not function without either. ... Show synopsis Data communications and computer networks are becoming increasingly more important--today's business world could not function without either. Business managers, computer programmers, system designers, and home computer users alike need a thorough understanding of the basic features, operations, and limitations of different types of computer networks. Now in its fifth edition, DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER NETWORKS introduces concepts that help the reader achieve an in-depth understanding of the often complex topic of data communications and computer networks by balancing the more technical aspects and the everyday practical aspects. The fifth edition retains many of the elements that made the fourth edition so popular, including readability and coverage of the most current technologies. It offers full coverage of wireless technologies, industry convergence, compression techniques, network security, LAN technologies, VoIP, and expanded coverage of error detection and correction. Benefits: Thirteen chapters introduce computer networks and data communications and include coverage of the language of computer networks and the effects of data communications on today's society. Updated to include the latest technologies. Provides "Details" sections that separate highly technical material from the rest of the chapter narrative. Offers "In Action" examples which demonstrate the chapters' key topics in a realistic work environment. Contains "Thinking Outside the Box" exercises at the end of each chapter which challenge users to explore ideas beyond those explicitly outlines in the chapter.