Communications Systems Management Handbook, 6th Edition / Edition 6

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Overview

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 Interconnect (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. Together, Web-oriented technologies (i.e., browsers, web servers, HTML, Java) and TCP/IP are completely changing how the enterprise views its network. Instead of serving as primarily an internal utility, the enterprise 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.

Providing extensive coverage of planning, networking, LANs, systems management, communications issues and trends, Communications Systems Management Handbook, 6th Edition is your most reliable source for solid, dependable solutions to real-world data communications problems. The tips, strategies, and case-studies provided do more than just save you time and money. They also save your data communications network, and with it your professional life.

This new edition of the Communications Systems Management Handbook provides you with detailed information on the different facets of change in the enterprise network:

  • Enterprise network architectures
  • LAN and campus networking
  • Remote access
  • WAN
  • Data centers
  • Client and servers
  • Security
  • Network Management

What's more, the New Edition is dramatically restructured, providing a more logical grouping of articles into discrete sections that bring focus to a particular enterprise networking topic. In addition, the content of this edition has been substantially updated. Almost three-quarters of the articles are new to this edition. The common theme throughout the handbook is the change that the enterprise network is undergoing and how to manage it.

The handbook's generous use of illustrations simplifies the technical workings of networks and communications systems. The comprehensive index makes it easy to find the topics you want and related topics. And because each chapter is written by an expert with first-hand experience in data communications, no other book gives you such a full range of perspectives and explanations of the technical, planning, administrative, personnel, and budget challenges of the communication manager's job.

Covering everything from electronic commerce to multimedia, from system design and cost allocation to Ethernet switches and the impact of virtual private networks, this is your one-stop source for the best, most essential data communications expertise to be found anywhere. The Communications Systems Management Handbook serves as an information tool for proven advice and methods on managing network services and costs, creating networking solutions, and preparing for advanced communications network technologies.

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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 (booknews.com)
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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

Introduction
PLANNING FOR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
The New Enterprise Network, L.M. Lindgren
ENTERPRISE NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
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
LAN AND CAMPUS NETWORKING
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
REMOTE ACCESS
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
WIDE AREA NETWORK
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
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
CLIENTS AND SERVERS
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
SECURITY
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 MANAGEMENT
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
INDEX

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