Information networks are the telecommunications and Internet networks that make up the 'information superhighway'. They provide the backbone for developments in information processing, speech recognition, and a wide variety of communications technologies. Networked Futures assesses the growth of communication over the information superhighway. With the increase in information transmitted using various media, Whyte, a specialist in the field, explores what will happen in the future as markets and social issues gradually change the way we communicate. networked futures trends for communication systems development W. S. whyte University of Leeds, UK If you are:
• a telecommunication specialist
• business manager
• professional involved in the strategic planning and implementation of information systems
• a student of computer science, electrical engineering and telecommunications
• How to assess the potentials and pitfalls of emerging multimedia networks and intelligent applications.
• What are the diverse technologies required to build wired and wireless superhighways? How will the social and market issues affect them?
• What are the major technology components and what can they do? Key areas are covered in depth.
Networked Futures is a valuable and wide-ranging navigator for the expert and non-specialist alike. It guides you through the often confusing and frequently 'over-hyped' pronouncements about tomorrow's superhighways. - then this is essential reading for you!
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Table of Contents
Market Needs and Technology Solutions.
New Network Architectures.
Advanced Optical Fibre Networks.
Radical Options for Radio.
Accessing the Network.
Intelligent Management of Networked Information.
Technologies for the Wicked World -
Trusted and Trusting Networks.