Over the past few years, many fundamental changes have occurred in data communications and networking that will shape the future for decades to come.Updated with the latest advances in the field, Jerry FitzGerald and Alan Dennis' 10th Edition of Business Data Communications and Networking continues to provide the fundamental concepts and cutting-edge coverage applications that students need to succeed in this fast-moving field. Authors FitzGerald and Dennis have developed a foundation and balanced presentation from which new technologies and applications can be easily understood, evaluated, and compared.
In a textbook for university management courses and a reference for professionals in data communications and networking, FitzGerald, who teaches seminars on business risk and security, and Dennis (information systems, Indiana U.) combine fundamental concepts of data communications and networking with practical applications. For this edition they incorporate the rise of wireless local-area networks and other changes in technology, add new activities, update examples, and reorganize the chapter on computer security. In sections on fundamental concepts, network technologies, and network management, they discuss such topics as the physical layer, backbone networks, and network design. No dates are noted for previous editions. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)