Chapters 12-13 in "Business Data Communications and Networking" Book Review by scribbler

Chapters 12-13 in "Business Data Communications and Networking"
A review of Chapters 12-13 of "Business Data Communications and Networking" by Jerry Fitzgerald and Allen Dennis.
# 152707 | 700 words | 1 source | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 19, 2013 in Literature (American) , Computer and Technology (Networks)

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The paper outlines Chapters 12 and 13 of "Business Data Communications and Networking" that focus on network design and network management, respectively. The paper looks at Chapter 12's discussion on how networking is likely to continue to expand in conjunction with the expansions of multimedia technologies and also on how the network layer contributes to the overall design, planning, implementation, management, distribution and evaluation of the network. The paper mentions the need for proper network design tools, which begins with network modeling. The paper then discusses the focus of chapter 13 that is the need for proper network management to be implemented and practiced to avoid design problems. The paper outlines configuration management, performance and fault management, end user support and cost management.

From the Paper:

"Designing circuits and devices seems to be one of the most technically complex aspects of network design. Two of the most critical parts of this process are capacity planning and circuit loading. Precisions is not the primary concern, according to chapter 12, however the so-called "turnpike effect" (pp. 445-446) can occur when traffic moves significantly faster than was originally predicted. Obviously, this can cause severe overloads.
"To avoid design problems, proper network management must be implemented and practiced. This is the focus of chapter 13. The development of organization-wide computer network architecture is imperative for smooth operations. An effective company network architecture is comprised of a solid infrastructure for distributing, managing, and utilizing the computer network. All types of networks, whether they are MANs, LANs, WANs, WLANs, intranets, or extranets, need to be effectively managed. This requires a network manager who is skilled in the various aspects of four primary functions: 1) configuration management; 2) performance and fault management; 3) end user support; and 4) cost management (p. 473). The text does an excellent job of discussing each of these components both separately and as part of a larger, integrative system."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fitzgerald, Jerry and Dennis, Allen. (2009) Business Data Communications and Networking. Tenth Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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