Here's fast-paced,comprehensive,and authoritative single-source reference for effective network planning. Written by one of the top network professionals in the industry,the book provides: essential guidelines for planning and operating internetworked communications systems; important chapters on LAN and WAN restoral planning; and important coverage on implementing hybrid networks and integrating LANs and WANs. The book also details downsizing information systems,asset management,enterprise management platforms,testing and diagnostics,help desk implementation and management,outsourcing systems,managing technical professionals,and more.
Table of ContentsRole of the Communications Department.
Technology Procurement Process.
Writing the Request for Proposal.
Managing, Evaluating, and Scheduling of Technical Staff.
Network Service and Facility Selection.
LAN Restoration Planning.
WAN Restoration Planning.
Maintenance and Support Planning.
Downsizing Computer Resources.
Technology Asset Management.
Network Monitoring and Testing.
Help Desk Operations.
Outsourcing Systems and Network Management.