Question 1

Impact of Long-Term Infrastructure Decisions

Read the articles Total Cost of Ownership: Factors to Consider, 9 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Cloud Computing Contract, and Strengthening Your Core with Network Infrastructure Upgrades.

Assume you are a network manager, and you are considering a long term contract for network equipment and/or services. Why is it important to consider carefully the decisions that will commit the firm for a long period of time?

Discuss three reasons for carefully considering long-term decisions, and describe three examples of how a poor decision in these areas might affect the organization’s ability to be successful. Include specifics where possible. Your initial response should be a minimum of 300 words in length.

Ghazizadeh, Y. (2015, January 1). Total cost of ownership: Factors to consider. Retrieved from

McKendrick, J. (2013, January 14). 9 questions to ask before signing a cloud computing contract. Forbes. Retrieved from

Rassmussen, S. (2011, March 7). Strengthening your core with network infrastructure upgrades. Retrieved from

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