This is a book for the administrator who has little time for the details of systems integration, but who requires an overview of technologies as well as an appreciation of their impact on staff. While the volume presumes some knowledge of systems in general, it is written so as to be understood by the non-specialist. Many avenues exist for systems integration. These are explored in depth in chapters on distributed information and communications. Thorough examination of network architectures, micro-to-mainframe links, PABX systems, and local area networks will give the reader a solid foundation for informed decision-making.