Newton's Telecom Dictionary: Covering Telecommunications, Networking, Information Technology, the Internet, the Web, Computing, Wireless, and Fiber

Newton's Telecom Dictionary: Covering Telecommunications, Networking, Information Technology, the Internet, the Web, Computing, Wireless, and Fiber

by Harry Newton
     
 

Newton's Telecom Dictionary helps technology and business professionals stay on top of the ever-changing network, telecom, and IT industry. With over 21,000 definitions, the 20th updated and expanded edition weighs in at over four times larger than its nearest competitor and includes complete coverage of wireless, broadband, intranet, e-commerce, IT, and technology…  See more details below

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Newton's Telecom Dictionary helps technology and business professionals stay on top of the ever-changing network, telecom, and IT industry. With over 21,000 definitions, the 20th updated and expanded edition weighs in at over four times larger than its nearest competitor and includes complete coverage of wireless, broadband, intranet, e-commerce, IT, and technology finance terms. The tech industry hype has cooled dramatically, but nonetheless new telecom and networking technology and services continue to be adopted at a rapid pace, and new terms and acronyms sprout just as quickly. Industry guru Harry Newton explains technical concepts in non-technical language that anyone in business can understand, making it an essential reference tool for anyone involved with telecom and IT systems and services.

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Long before telecom became the flavor of the month, professionals relied on Newton’s Telecom Dictionary. Later, dot-commers used it to figure out what on earth they were trying to sell. Now that those days are history, the survivors still swear by this book.

It’s not your ordinary dictionary. It’s an insider’s view of telecom technology and the industry that grew around that technology, then collapsed, then crawled back to life. Unlike some dictionary authors, Harry Newton doesn’t assume you know the backstory. He explains everything from the very beginning, making his book a wondrous resource for folks without engineering degrees (sales/marketing/PR types, managers, customers, and so forth).

If Harry’s got an opinion -- and he’s got plenty -- you’ll hear it. (“Backhoe Fade: Signal loss caused by some moron who forgot to call before he dug.”)

Get out your glasses, though, the print’s a little small -- because there’s so much content here. Nearly 22,000 definitions, covering everything from the Internet to physical phone company infrastructure. This 20th edition was put to bed in early 2004, so if it’s new, chances are it’s in here.

Harry being Harry, he’s also tossed in a few other goodies you wouldn’t find in a mere dictionary. For example, there’s a quick guide to the areas of telecom that currently offer the best opportunities. There’s a brief disaster recovery guide. There’s even a 13-page collection of dollar-saving tips -- and not just for telecom buyers but also for PC buyers, investors, even frequent fliers. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578203093
Publisher:
C M P Books
Publication date:
03/11/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
920
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.15(h) x 1.90(d)

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