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Handbook of Communications Systems Management

6th Edition

Edited by Anura Guruge, Lisa Gaetta

Auerbach Publications

792 pages

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Hardback: 9780849398261
pub: 1999-10-25
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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.

  • Table of Contents



    The New Enterprise Network, L.M. Lindgren


    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


    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


    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


    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 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


    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


    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 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


    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    COMPUTERS / Information Technology
    COMPUTERS / Networking / General