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Performance and Fault Management by James M. Thompson, Kent J. Phelps, Robert L. Pavone, Christopher E. Elliott, Paul L. Della Maggiora

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Overview of Dial Networking

Remote access or dial networking refers to setting up one or more network access servers (NAS) to allow on-demand service connectivity. Dial networking is often used for connection to the small office/home office (SOHO), remote office/branch office (ROBO), and individual remote users. In the United States, many companies regard telecommuting (SOHO and ROBO) as a way to solve problems with space and save on rental, office furniture, and parking costs. Telecommuting also can help attract new employees, particularly if it saves them hours of commuting or provides flex hours. It can assist an organization in conforming to the Clean Air Act and make employees more productive.

In Europe, companies are looking for solutions ...

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