An enterprise network is the communications infrastructure that supports an organisation, and it must be fast and effective to meet an ever-increasing demand for more information and better communication. The authors of this book tackle the many issues surrounding the design of such a key communication infrastructure. The book provides broad technical understanding to aid those involved in the purchase, management, planning and implementation of enterprise networks. Effective and practical design techniques are explained in detail and are illustrated with real examples. The authors also cover what not to do when setting up a network in order to avoid the associated pitfalls which often occur. The book discusses a wide range of network technologies, describing the process of a networks evolution and its benefits. It illustrates effective and practical design techniques, offering advice on implementing an enterprise network, including the planning and assembly.