Session 19 - Session 19: Telecommunications, the Internet,...

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Session 19: Session 19: Telecommunications, the Telecommunications, the Internet, and Wireless Technology Internet, and Wireless Technology Bin Gu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of IM Bin.Gu@mccombs.utexas.edu Ph: 512-471-1582; Fax: 512-471-0587
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES Describe the features of telecommunications networks and identify key networking technologies. Evaluate alternative transmission media, types of networks, and network services. Demonstrate how the Internet and Internet technology work and how they support communication and e-business. Identify and describe the principal technologies and standards for wireless networking, communication, and Internet access. Assess the business value of wireless technology and important wireless applications in business.
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Problem: Overcoming poor location and steep competition. Solutions: Deploy IP network, wireless LAN, and wireless clients with links to customer database to increase service and revenue. Wireless mobile access to customer systems and wireless data and voice services enable employees to work more efficiently and focus on customers. Demonstrates IT’s role in providing superior customer service and redesigning processes and job functions. Illustrates digital technology’s ability to overcome business weaknesses by creating new strengths. Hyatt Regency Osaka Uses Wireless Networking for High- Touch Service
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Networking and communication trends Convergence of telephone and computer networks into single digital network using Internet standards Telecommunications providers offering multiple services: Data, cable, Internet, voice Both voice and data networks have become more powerful, more portable, and less expensive Broadband connections of 1Mbps Growth of wireless broadband platforms, wireless Internet access Telecommunications and Networking in Today’s Business World
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Most basic computer network: Two or more interconnected computers Major hardware, software, transmission components used in simple network: Client computer Dedicated server computer Network interfaces (NICs) Network operating system (NOS) Hub or switch Routers: Device used to communicate with other networks Computer Networking Computer Networking
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Radar enabled coded radio signals First computers evolved to code communications and to break the code
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Cold War Pushes Science Fear of Soviet space mastery fueled U.S. science investment Eisenhower funds ARPA in 1957 Fear of war inspired idea of a networked communication system capable of functioning if partly down First space mission - Sputnik
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residing on a dedicated server computer, cable (wiring) connecting the devices, network interface cards (NIC), switches, and a router. Components of a Simple Computer Network
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