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Introduction to Networks: Exploring the Network

Chapter Description

This chapter explores the purpose, function, technology, and implications of modern networking technology in home and enterprise environments.

Key Terms

This chapter uses the following key terms. You can find the definitions in the Glossary.

  • Internet page 3
  • data networks page 4
  • Internet of Everything (IoE) page 5
  • communication page 7
  • collaboration page 7
  • virtual classroom page 7
  • learning spaces page 7
  • mobile learning page 7
  • communities page 11
  • servers page 13
  • clients page 13
  • network infrastructure page 15
  • VoIP page 16
  • TelePresence page 16
  • encoding page 18
  • topology page 18
  • converged network page 29
  • circuit-switched page 33
  • packet-switched page 34
  • quality of service (QoS) page 37
  • congested page 37
  • queuing page 38
  • confidentiality page 40
  • integrity page 40
  • availability page 41
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) page 43
  • cloud computing page 46
  • data center page 48
  • virtualization page 48
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