An Evaluation of the Need for Local Area Networks at Naval Aviation Squadrons and Wings
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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In the 1990s the Navy faces a new host of challenges. With decreasing defense spending it must find a way to keep its ADP hardware modern. The technological advances in computer technology of the eighties have left the Navy with a non-cohesive strategy for ADP procurement. The Navy spent millions of dollars buying thousands of new micro-computers for the desktops of its ships and squadrons. The nineties are a new decade but the constant development of new computer technology hasnt changed. Should the Navy continue to spend millions of dollars on these new technologies or should it keep on upgrading the computer assets it currently has This thesis evaluates the Navys need for one of these new technologies Local Area Networks LANS . Should the Navy upgrade its stand alone desktop micro-computers to networked computers or are stand alone desktop computers good enough for the Navys needs of today and tomorrow Is there sufficient benefit alone to justify this move to networked computers at squadrons and wings Local area networks, Office automation.
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