Most dictionaries are updated every 10 to 20 years. Not this one. Each day Harry Newton adds the newest words, and expands and improves definitions of old words. This edition is current as of February 2003, with over 1,350 new terms defined since the last edition. Newton's Telecom Dictionary is the world's favorite reference book on telecom, data communications, networking, computing, and the Internet, with sales exceeding 600,000 copies. With over 21,000 definitions the 19th edition weighs in at over four times larger than any other telecom and IT dictionary, and includes wireless, broadband, intranet, e commerce, and IT terms. Harry Newton deliberately wrote it not as a technical book, but as a business book. Newton explains technical concepts in non technical language that anyone in business can understand. This has made the book an essential reference tool to anyone writing or reading sales proposals or managing network and telecom systems and services. Says Harry, 'I wrote this book for those of us new (and old) to the world's most exciting industry. That's what my publishers would have me say. But, I really wrote the book for myself. I simply want to keep up. Defining a term is the best way I know of understanding it. The good news is I'm not an engineer; I can't write incomprehensible technical explanations. I can write explanations business people (like me) will understand. Some of my definitions are short. Some are long. Many are mini tutorials. My definitions of a term explain how it's used, its benefits, its pluses, and its minuses. Many companies give my dictionary to all their new people. Salespeople put my definitions into customer proposals. Management uses it to feign understanding of technical issues. Lawyers use it in court. (God help us.)' Includes 4 BONUS Sections: 201 of the BEST MONEY SAVING TIPS Harry Newton's favorite ways to save on telecom, PC, and travel. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO BUY? Insights for managers on the importance of putting customers first. THE NEW WORLD OF TELECOM What made 2002 difficult as well as what we can expect in 2003 DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING How to protect your computing and telecom resources.