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Small businesses can become big businesses with the aid of a computer network. With the right network in place, you'll have all the technology you'll need now and in the future. And when it's time for expansion and enhancement, upgrading your network can be a matter of plug and play instead of rip and replace.
Small Business Networking For Dummies can give you the edge that your small business needs to compete in a networked world. As author Glenn Weadock clearly explains, small-business networks are affordable, easy to manage, and (most importantly) easy to use. Select the system software and hardware that's right for you, put tried-and-true cost-saving techniques to use, streamline work processes, and improve the critical interactions between clients, vendors, and partners with the powerful features of a networked system. With Small Business Networking For Dummies in hand, you'll be able to design, build, and run an affordable network in no time at all.
About the Author
About the Author Glenn Weadock is President of Independent Software, Inc., a consulting firm he founded in 1982. He has written eight major books on subjects from business computer productivity to Windows 95 to NetWare and also conducts seminars and produces videotapes.
Table of Contents
PART I: Assessing the Benefits and Costs.
Chapter 1: I Just Sell Widgets. Why Do I Need a Network?
Chapter 2: Networking on a Budget.
Chapter 3: Networking on a Schedule.
PART II: Four Steps to Planning Your Technology Strategy.
Chapter 4: Networking Styles and Business Personalities.
Chapter 5: Operating System Software: Choose It Like a Business Partner.
Chapter 6: Picking a Network Language.
Chapter 7: Choosing Network Hardware: The Least You Need to Know.
PART III: Do It! Setting Up Your Network.
Chapter 8: Put on Your Jeans and Grab a Screwdriver.
Chapter 9: Brew the Coffee and Set Up Network Services.
Chapter 10: Making Your Network Communicate.
PART IV: Running the System: Networking Versus Not Working.
Chapter 11: Healthy Paranoia: Keeping Your Network Secure.
Chapter 12: Your Business Moves Fast and So Should Your Network.
Chapter 13: Managing Your Network without a Network Staff.
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 14: Ten Techniques to Lower Your Networking Costs.
Chapter 15: Ten Network Troubleshooting Tips.
Chapter 16: Ten Appealing Features of Intranets.
Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Do Business Using the Internet.
PART VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: References and Resources.
Appendix C: About the CD-ROM.
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