*SIM Competition Paper:* Planning and Managing a Corporate Network Utility
This paper describes the processes used by Digital Equipment Corporation in planning and managing its worldwide networks. As a corporate communications utility that has evolved into a strategic and tactical business tool, it I a critical success factor in today’s business environment. It is designed with an open architecture for easy adaptability to growth and change. Descriptions of the network planning and management strategies and techniques demonstrate how DIGITAL meets its voice, data, and video requirements. This paper makes recommendations on how to plan for and manage a network utility with no disruption of day-to-day business operations.
|Author||Wayne A. Hall and Robert E. McCauley|
|Keywords||Data communications, distributed networks, network management, distributed applications, pricing and resource allocation, centralization/decentralization|