Chapter 22. Networking

Introduction

Closed loop lifecycle planning focuses on the client strategies for lifecycle management. A discussion of client computing is not complete without a review of the impact of networking on the client environment.

Two different dynamics impact this discussion: networking itself and overall mobility technology initiatives. The latter refers to how client technologies are being adapted to take advantage of the innovation and direction.

Technology innovations in networking are not insignificant. Networking, after all, has enabled the next generation of access. In many cases, it is no longer a discussion about desktops and laptops, it is a discussion about access itself and the devices that end users can leverage ...

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