Communications Systems Management Handbook, 6th Edition / Edition 6

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Just a decade ago, many industry luminaries predicted the collapse of the centralized data center and IT structure. In its place would be a more decentralized client/server model built upon the Open Systems Int erconnect (OSI) networking architecture. However, client/server never fully realized all of its promises, and OSI floundered. Now, instead of client/server and OSI, we have the Web-based model and TCP/IP. Toge ther, Web-oriented technologies (i.e., browsers, web servers, HTML, Ja va) and TCP/IP are completely changing how the enterprise views its ne twork. Instead of serving as primarily an internal utility, the enterp rise network is now a vital means of delivering products and services and of tying an enterprise more closely to its customers, partners and suppliers. The impact to the very structure of the enterprise network could not be more profound.

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This new edition provides detailed information on the different facets of change in the enterprise network, including enterprise network architectures, LAN and campus networking, remote access, WAN, data centers, clients and servers, security, and network management. Almost three-quarters of the articles included here are new. And, the book has been re-structured to group together articles on related topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849398261
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/25/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 792
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.86 (d)

Table of Contents

The New Enterprise Network, L.M. Lindgren
Gracefully Transitioning from SNA to IP, A. Gurugé
One Corporate Network-Dream or Nightmare? D. Kidder
IPv6: The Next-Generation Internet Protocol, G. C. Kessler
Moving toward One Network: Practitioner's Steps to Consolidation of Data and Voice, L. Bobbitt
Integrating Data Centers with Intranets, A. Gurugé
A Guide to Internet Telephony, N.J. Muller
Implementing and Supporting Extranets, P.Q. Maier
Internet Site Development in a Bandwidth-Hungry World: An Enterprise Dilemma, D. Gonneau
High-Speed Token Ring, M. Taylor
Should You Migrate Your Token Ring Network to Ethernet? R. Campbell
Introduction to 100Base-T: (Fast and Faster) Ethernet, C. Mick
Understanding Gigabit Ethernet Performance, G. Held
ATM Implementation, J.R. Vacca
Virtual LANs, G. Held
Multicast Networking, C.K. Miller
Voice and Video on the LAN, M. Taylor
Voice and Data Network Integration, L. Schessel
New Modem Technologies and Trends, N.J. Muller
Choosing Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Lines, G. Held
Preparing for Cable Modems, G. Held
Virtual Private Networks: Secure Remote Access over the Internet, J. Vacca
ATM Access: The Genesis of a New Network, W.R. Koss
Portable Network Access, G. Held
Cellular Digital Packet Data: An Emerging Mobile Network Service, N.J. Muller
An Overview of the Telecommunications Policy Process, L.A. Wrobel
The Future of Wireless Communications, R. Rosenbaum
Frame Relay Testing and Training, S. Greer, P. Luff, and S. Yarborough
Transporting Legacy SNA Traffic over Frame Relay, A. Llana, Jr.
Maximizing Mainframe-Based WAN Resources, G. Persil
SONET for the Future: Satisfying Today's Users with Tomorrow's Technology, L.A. Wrobel
Data Center Security: Useful Intranet Security Methods and Tools, J.R. Vacca
Why Parallel Sysplex Is a Must for Today's IBM Data Centers, A. Gurugé
Web-to-Host with VM/ESA: A Viable Platform for the Internet, J. Foxworthy
Java on the Mainframe, A. Gurugé
LAN-to-Mainframe Connectivity Choice, L.M. Lindgren
Storage Area Networks, J. Morin
Fibre Channel Architecture, Layers, and Services, E. Frymoyer
Mainframe Shops Falling Behind on E-Commerce Due to Y2K, A. Gurugé
TN3270 and TN5250 Internet Standards, E. Bailey
Y2K on the Desktop: Where the Enterprise Meets Its Waterloo, R. Angerame
Network Computers: Promises and Reality, N.J. Muller
Handheld Network Devices to Access Intranets and Enterprise Networks, J.R. Vacca
Networking Features of the Java Programming Language, J.P. Slone
JavaBeans and Java Enterprise Server Platform, D. Wadsworth
A Quick Overview of Linux, R. Rajagopal
Evaluating the Performance of NT-Based Systems, G. Held
Secure Access to Mission-Critical Applications, D. Johnson
Applets and Network Security: A Management Overview, A. Berg
Intranet Security, J.R. Vacca
A Look at Java Security, B. Rothke
Creating Firewall Policy Following a Functional Model, J.P. Ceraolo
Assessing and Eliminating Virus Threats in Distributed Networks, F. Horwitz
Mobile User Security, R.R. Stahl, Jr.
Network Baselining as a Planning Tool, G. Held
Working with TCP/IP Utilities, G. Held
Using RMON to Manage Remote Networks, G. Held
Proactive Performance Management, T. Clark
Using Intelligent Agents to Manage Multivendor Environments, N.J. Muller

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