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INTRODUCTION
Changes in technology
Management of telecommunications
Applications of telecommunications
Case 1.1: Network disaster at Kobe, Japan
Case 1.2: Networking at the space centre
Supplement 1.1: Milestones for network development
TELEPROCESSING AND NETWORKS
The rise of distributed data processing
Transmission channels
Interconnectivity
Networks in the 1990s
Issues facing corporate management
Summary and conclusions
Case 2.1: Delays at the Denver Airport
Supplement 2.1: Top telecommunications companies in 1994
Bibliography
TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGIES
Introduction
Wiring
Microwave
Satellite
Wire-less/cordless systems
Comparison of transmission systems
Case 3.1: The Iridium project
Case 3.2: CT-2 and PCs in the UK
Case 3.3: Transmission at a trillion bits per second
SWITCHING AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
Router, bridge, repeater and gateway
Compression
Addressing
Modems
Smart and intelligent
Protocols
Hubs
Case 4.1: Networking at the space centre
LANS: LOCAL AREA NETWORKS
Characteristics of networks
Networking as a computing paradigm
Topologies and switches
MAN and WAN
Planning for a WAN
Performance of a MAN/WAN
Bandwidth management
Switching management
The ATM
Case 6.1: ATM at sandia
The computing environment
The resource environment
What is ISDN?
Implementation of ISDN
Case 7.1: ISDN at West Virginia University (WVU)
Case 7.2: ISDN in France
Case 7.3: ISDN for competitive bridge across the Atlantic
NETWORK SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE
Systems network architecture (SNA)
The OSI model
The APPN
TCP/IP
Multiple protocols
Case 8.1: AAPN in HFC Bank
Case 8.2: Hidden costs of APPN
Case 8.3: Networking at SKF, Sweden
ORGANIZATION FOR NETWORKING
Location and organization of network management
Structure of network administration
Implementing a plan
Case 9.1: Headaches for network management
THE CLIENT SERVER PARADIGM
Components and functions of a client server system
Organizational impact
Advantages of the client server system
Obstacles for a client server system
Case 10.1: Client server at the 1994 Winter Olympics
Case 10.2: Citibank’s overseas operations in Europe
Case 10.3: Applications of client server systems
What are standards?
The development of OSI
The ISO
European standards organizations
TTC in JAPAN
Case 11.1: Development of international standards for the B-ISDN in the US
Case 11.2: Networking standards in Europe
SECURITY FOR TELECOMMUNICATION
Security
Terminal use controls
Authorization controls
Communications security
Security for advanced technology
Computer viruses
Policies for security
Administration of authorization
How much security?
Case 12.1: Examples of hacking
Case 12.2: Examples of malicious damage
Case 12.3: German hacker invades US defence files
Case 12.4: Buying the silence of computer criminals
Case 12.5: The computer ‘bad boy’ nabbed by the FBI
Case 12.6: Miscellaneous cases using telecommunications
Supplement 12.1: Popular viruses
NETWORK MANAGEMENT
Management of networks
Software for network management
User management
Development of networks
Resources for network management
Case 13.1: Networking in the British parliament
Case 13.2: Analyser at Honda auto plant
Supplement 13.1: Prices of LAN management software in 1995
RESOURCES FOR TELEPROCESSING
Parallel processing
Software for telecommunications
Case 14.1: Replacement of mainframes at EEI
Supplement 14.1: Top world telecommunications equipment manufacturers in 1994
NIIs around the world
NII in the US
Case 15.3: Telecommunications law in the US
Supplement 15.1: Milestones towards the development of an NII
GLOBAL NETWORKS
Global networks
Consequences of global networks
Telecommunications and developing countries
Global outsourcing
Transborder flow
Protection of intellectual property
Global network and business
Case 16.1: Global outsourcing at Amadeus
Case 16.2: Telstra in Australia
Case 16.3: Telecom leap-frogging in developing countries
Case 16.4: Slouching towards a global network
Case 16.5: Alliance between French, German and US companies
Supplement 16.1: World-wide software piracy in 1994
Supplement 16.2: Index of global competitiveness
Supplement 16.3: Telecommunications media for selected countries in 1994
MESSAGING AND RELATED APPLICATIONS
Teleconferencing
Electronic data interchange (EDI)
Standardization
Electronic transfer of funds
EFT spin-offs
Cooperative processing
Message handling systems (MHS)
Case 17.1: GE bases global network on teleconferencing
Case 17.2: Electronic data exchange (EDI) in the UK
Supplement 17.1: Costs of message handling and related processing
MULTIMEDIA WITH TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Multimedia and distributed multimedia
Requirements of multimedia
Resources needed for multimedia processing
Servers
Networks
Clients
Network
Standards
Applications of distributed multimedia
Video-conferencing
Video/film-on-demand
Telemedicine
Digital library
Distance learning
Multimedia electronic publishing
Organizational implications of distributed multimedia
Case 18.1: MedNet
Case 18.2: Electronic publishing at Britannica
Case 18.3: The access projects at the British Library
Case 18.4: Video-conferencing in telemedicine at Berlin
Case 18.5: Telemedicine in Kansas
TELECOMMUTERS, E-MAIL AND INFORMATION SERVICES
Telecommuting
Implementation of teleworking
The benefits and limitations of telecommuting
When telecommuting?
Future of teleworkers
E-mail
Resources for e-mail
Information service providers
Case 19.1: Examples of teleworkers
Case 19.2: Comments from teleworkers
Case 19.3: Telecommuting at American Express
Case 19.4: Advice from teleworkers
Case 19.5: Teleworking at AT&T
Case 19.6: Teleworking in Europe
Case 19.7: Telecommuting in the US (in 1994)
Case 19.8: Holiday cheer by electronic mail
INTERNET AND CYBERSPACE
Cyberspace
Internet
Connecting to the Internet
Surfing on the Internet
Internet and businesses
Security on the Internet
Organization of the Internet
The Internet and information services
Case 20.1: Intrusions into Internet
Case 20.2: Bits and bytes from cyberspace
Case 20.3: Business on the Internet
Case 20.4: Home-page for Hersheys
Case 20.5: Court in France defied in cyberspace
Case 20.6: Internet in Singapore
Case 20.7: English as a lingua franca for computing?
Supplement 20.1: Growth of the Internet
Supplement 20.2: Growth in Internet hosts around the world
Supplement 20.3: Computers connected to the Internet in 1994
Supplement 20.4: Users of the Internet in 1994
Supplement 20.5: Build or rent a Web site?
Supplement 20.6: Users of the Web for business
Supplement 20.7: Milestones in the life of Internet
The future in the context of the past
Trends in telecommunications technology
Network management and the future
Management of the Internet
A t´el´ematique society
Advanced applications
Predictions often go wrong!
Case 21.1: Amsterdam’s digital city
Case 21.2: Spamming on the Internet
Case 21.3: Minitel its past and its future
Supplement 21.2: World-wide predications for 2010 compared to 1994
GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMS AND TERMS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING
GLOSSARY
INDEX
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