Synopses & Reviews
Business Data Communications Introductory Concepts and Techniques covers fundamental business data communication concepts, beginning with an overview and the companies and government agencies involved in the field; the effects of communications on today's society; types of networks and security; the importance of wireless technologies; e-business applications; and the increased speed in communication services.
About the Author
Gary Shelly, together with co-author Tom Cashman, wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. Since then, more than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman textbooks have been sold. In recent years, Gary, Tom, and a talented group of contributing authors have produced leading textbooks on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software.Thomas J. Cashman received his education at California State University, Los Angeles. In 1960, he established one of the first business data processing programs in the United States at Long Beach City College in California, where he taught and served as department head from 1960 to 1966. In 1969, he began collaborating with Gary Shelly. Since that time, Cashman, Shelly, and a talented group of contributing authors have produced more than 186 leading textbooks on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software. He has also taught summer institutes for teachers at the University of Central Oklahoma, Memphis State University, and Purdue University.Dr. Serwatka received her EdD in Business Education from Northern Illinois University with minors in Management Information Systems and Instructional Technology. She received an M.S. in Management, and an A.S. and B.S. in Computer Technology from Purdue University Calumet. She is currently Associate Professor of Computer Technology at Purdue University North Central. She taught courses in the CIS area for 17 years at Purdue University Calumet and was Option Chairman for the Systems Networking Option in the B.S. degree program at that campus. Prior to teaching at Purdue, Dr. Serwatka held the positions of systems engineer, computer operator, computer programmer, and systems analyst at several organizations over a period of 23 years.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Communications 2. Fundamentals of Communications 3. Communications Media, Servers, and Clients 4. Communication Equipment 5. Data Transmission 6. Protocols 7. Network Concepts 8. Wide Area and Metropolitan Area Networks 9. Local Area Networks 10. Network Security 11. Network Management 12. The Internet 13. Communication Services 14. E-Business Applications and the Business Data Communications Industry 15. Addressing the Challenge of Living in a Connected World