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 https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/total-cost-of-ownership-factors-to-consider

McKendrick, J. (2013, January 14). 9 questions to ask before signing a cloud computing contract. Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/joemckendrick/2013/01/14/9-questions-to-ask-before-signing-a-cloud-computing-contract/#6cbfbe6b78b6

Rassmussen, S. (2011, March 7). Strengthening your core with network infrastructure upgrades. Retrieved from http://www.networkworld.com/article/2200681/smb/strengthening-your-core-with-network-infrastructure-upgrades.html

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