Accession Number:

ADA011375

Title:

Computer Network Usage -- Cost-Benefit Analysis.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

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 users organization. The timings of transitions to the network must also be found. A methodology for costbenefit 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE