Telecommunications and Networks Essay

1446 Words Nov 12th, 2011 6 Pages
I. Definition of the subject
Telecommunications technology is defined as physical devices and software that links various pieces of hardware and transfers data from one physical location to another. Computer networks consist of two or more connected computers that carry information across a wired or wireless technology. The basic hardware needed for the network to operate is a router which directs traffic to different computers and a network card which allows the computers to communicate. These networks include computers, internet services and communication tools which include cell phones, video conferencing, and email. The internet includes the World Wide Web, chat, email, and voice over internet protocol (VoIP), unified
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II. Brief background of the company you have chosen
Emory University is a top 20 research university located in Atlanta, Georgia. It is recognized for its liberal arts college, professional schools, and is a leader in the Southeast region in medical care. Emory University is celebrating its 175th Anniversary this year.
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is a center within the University. Winship is a leader in cancer care and provides groundbreaking research and outstanding patient care to its patients. Winship if the first National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center in the state of Georgia. It was founded in 1937 by Robert Woodruff, president of Coca-Cola, in honor of his mother who died from cancer that same year. The clinic is named in honor of his maternal grandfather, Robert Winship.
III. Discussion of current business issues (the issues would be addressed by your chosen topic)
Wireless connection to networks and the Internet has become almost a necessity in today's busy, mobile world. Emory University is continually building and improving the network to support wireless service across the University. However, in the staff areas of the University, a wired connection is required to connect to the network. There are many advantages to offering staff the ability work on a wireless network. A wireless network allows the Information Technology

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