BDC4e Chapter 1 - Chapter 1: Introduction Business Data...

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Chapter 1: Introduction Business Data Communications, 4e
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Generation and transfer of information is critical to today’s businesses Flow of information both mirror and shape organizational structures Networks are the enabling technology for this process
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The “Manager’s Dilemma” Technology is necessary for competitiveness Cost of technology has decreased Reliance on technology has increased Number of choices have increased Choices are both more difficult and more important
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Business Information Requirements Voice Data Image Video
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Distributed Data Processing Centralized processing Distributed processing Hybrid systems
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Transmission of Information Transmission and transmission media e.g. twisted pair, fiber, wireless, coax Communication Techniques encoding, interface, protocols Transmission efficiency multiplexing, compression
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Networks Wide Area Networks Local Area Networks Wireless Networks
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Communications Software TCP/IP Distributed Applications Client/Server Architectures & Intranets
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Management Issues Doing Business on the Internet Network Management Network Security
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Communications Standards Importance Process Organizations
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Resources Web Sites Usenet Newsgroups Journals Business-oriented Technical
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BDC4e Chapter 1 - Chapter 1: Introduction Business Data...

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