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6th Edition

Handbook of Communications Systems Management

ISBN 9780849398261
Published October 25, 1999 by Auerbach Publications
792 Pages

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Book Description

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

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