A comprehensive valuation guide that shows how to select and managenetwork-based services to ensure maximum return on investment
Managing the costs and tradeoffs of implementing a rich,service-based network architecture can be extremely difficult,especially considering the fact that return on investment canplummet due to unpredictable overall market conditions. This bookempowers you so that you can avoid taking too much risk for notenough return. It analyzes network-based services using aninnovative new framework that links market uncertainty to thechoice between distributed and centralized management structures.Gaynor clearly shows you how to benefit from this uncertainty byleveraging flexibility to optimize profitability.
He'll help you make the right decisions about the architecture ofnetwork-based services and explains how these services should bemanaged so that you'll be able to gain a strategic advantage intoday's marketplace.
Network Services Investment Guide introduces a new way for you tothink about the management structure of network-based services. Inorder to ensure that you'll achieve the maximum return oninvestment, this book:
Describes how to manage the costs and tradeoffs betweendistributed and centralized management structures
Presents case studies on e-mail and voice mail that demonstratethe validity of the theory
Covers network-based services such as application management,hosting, voice and data services, and the new breed of SOAP/XML Webservices
Illustrates how to apply the theory by predicting howtechnologies such as Voice-Over-IP, Web-based applications andservices, and wireless network infrastructure will evolve