Economic Realities of Networking

October, 2004


The health of organizational information systems rest on the soundness of the underlying network infrastructures. Consequently, the economics of IT are closely tied to the cost effectiveness being realized from the networks. Too often network infrastructure cost is ignored because it is mostly hidden from the view of the users, but IT managers, however, should not fall into this trap. Understanding the dynamics of network economics in the real world will better prepare managers to make sound business decisions.