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Principles of Information Systems, Ninth Edition 6-1 Chapter 6 Telecommunications and Networks At a Glance Instructor’s Manual Table of Contents Overview Principles and Objectives Teaching Tips Quick Quizzes Class Discussion Topics Additional Projects Additional Resources Key Terms
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Principles of Information Systems, Ninth Edition 6-2 Chapter Overview Among all business functions, supply chain management might use telecommunications and networks the most because it requires cooperation and communications among workers in inbound logistics, warehouse and storage, production, finished product storage, outbound logistics, and most important, with customers, suppliers, and shippers. All members of the supply chain must work together effectively to increase the value perceived by the customer, so partners must communicate well. Other employees in human resources, finance, research and development, marketing, and sales positions must also use communications technology to communicate with people inside and outside the organization. To be a successful member of any organization, you must be able to take advantage of the capabilities that these technologies offer you. This chapter begins by discussing the importance of effective communications. Principles and Objectives Principles Learning Objectives A telecommunications system and network have many fundamental components. Identify and describe the fundamental components of a telecommunications system. Identify two broad categories of telecommunications media and their associated characteristics. Identify several telecommunications hardware devices and discuss their functions. Telecommunications, networks, and their associated applications are essential to organizational success. Describe the benefits associated with the use of a network. Name three distributed processing alternatives and discuss their basic features. List and describe several telecommunications applications that organizations benefit from today.
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Principles of Information Systems, Ninth Edition 6-3 Teaching Tips An Overview of Telecommunications 1. Telecommunications refers to the electronic transmission of signals for communications, by means such as telephone, radio, and television. Use Figure 6.1 to discuss the general model. 2. Introduce the terms telecommunications medium , telecommunications protocol , synchronous communications , and asynchronous communications . Basic Telecommunications Channel Characteristics 1. Introduce the terms simplex channel , half-duplex channel , and full-duplex channel . 2. The following topics should be discussed: ± Channel Bandwidth : Note that in general, today’s organizations need more bandwidth for increased transmission speed to carry out their daily functions. Another key consideration is the type of telecommunications media to use.
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