Accession Number : AD0774740

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

Descriptive Note : Information systems working paper,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Lientz,Bennet P.

Report Date : 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 potential user. Analysis is necessary to determine which software systems can be established and used on a network rather than the internal computer of user's organization. The timings of transitions to the network must also be found. A methodology for cost/benefit analysis is presented. For multiple systems, an extended horizon and restricted resources, an integer programming method is developed. Approximations for planning and a discussion of stability are given. A numerical example is included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Communications networks, *Cost effectiveness, Computer programming

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE