Accession Number : AD0771439

Title :   Computer Network Usage--Cost/Benefit Analysis - I.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Lientz,Bennet P.

Report Date : 01 DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : With the establishment of several computation- communication networks several questions arise as to the cost-effectiveness of a network for a particular user or potential user. Analysis is necessary to determine which software systems can be established and used on a network rather than on an internal machine of the user's organization. The timings of the transitions to the network must also be found. A methodology for cost-benefit analysis is presented. For multiple systems, an extended horizon, and restricted hardware resources an integer programming method is developed. Approximations for planning and stability are given. A numerical example is included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Data transmission systems, *Communications networks, Economic models, Cost effectiveness

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE