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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE