Accession Number : ADA297890

Title :   Proposed Management Architecture for Managing a Distributed Network Information System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Everingham, Michael A.

PDF Url : ADA297890

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : Today's organizations are becoming increasingly dependent on their information infrastructure. Whether is an effort to maintain their competitive advantage, or provide a Joint Task Force Commander with a real-time picture of the battlefield, the organization's information infrastructure is becoming a vital key to the organization's success or failure in performing its mission-critical processes. "However, the complexity of the modem infrastructure, and the changes affecting it, produce significant management challenges." (Ref 1, .451). The purpose of this study is to develop a management architecture that will assist Network Managers in formulating network management strategies that will be flexible, proactive, distributed, standardized, comprehensive, collaborative and integratable. It also lays the foundation for the development of an Management Information Base (MIB), specifically that portion which relates to Asset Management. The need for a comprehensive network management architecture is clear. The proposed architecture will provide the necessary structure needed by Network Managers within DoD to effectively formulate network management strategies that will be able to meet the complex challenges of managing todays information infrastructure. (KAR) P. 2-3

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, DATA BASES, STRATEGY, BATTLEFIELDS, THESES, MISSIONS, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE