Monday, March 31, 2008

Executive Summary: MAN

Subject: MAN or Metropolitan Area Network

Explanation: Large computer networks that span a metropolitan area.

Department: Information Technology

Cost: Variable. Higher speeds cost more money.

Recommendation: Useful if you want to connect all your businesses within a single metro area. This allows them to share data and other resources.

Analogy: Allow all your stores in a single city to share inventory data to cover each other's shortages.

Associated Jargon: ATM, FDDI, SMDS, DQDB

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_area_network

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