Telecommunications and Networks
At a Glance
Chapter 6 emphasizes the importance of telecommunications and networks to anorganization’s success. It describes the different types of communication media used for telecommunications. It also discusses communication hardware devices and communication protocols. Different network types are described and client/server systems are explained.Finally, the chapter goes into some of the applications of telecommunications and networks,including linking personal computers to mainframes and networks, voice mail, home andsmall business networks, electronic document distribution, call centers, telecommuting,videoconferencing, electronic data interchange, public network services, electronic fundstransfer, distance learning, and team collaboration systems.
Principles and Objectives
Effective communications are essential toorganizational success.
Define the terms
and describe thecomponents of a telecommunicationssystem.Communications technology lets more people send and receive all forms of information over greater distances at a faster rate than ever before.
Identify two broad categories of communications media and their associated characteristics.
Identify several communicationshardware devices and discuss their function.
Name three types of telecommunicationscarriers and discuss the services they provide.
Describe many of the benefits associatedwith a telecommunications network.
Define the term
and identify several commonones.
Name three distributed processingalternatives and discuss their basicfeatures.
List and describe severaltelecommunications applications that