INF 325 Telecommunications & Networking Concepts

Week 1 – Discussion 1 – Impact of Long-Term Infrastructure Decisions

Read the Forbes articles HSBCVoice: Do You Need an IT Infrastructure Upgrade? and 9 Questions To Ask Before Signing a Cloud Computing Contract.

Assume you are a network manager, and you are considering a long term contract
for network equipment and/or services. Why is it important to consider
carefully the decisions that will commit the firm for a long period of

Discuss three reasons for carefully considering long-term decisions, and
describe three examples of how a poor decision in these areas might affect the
organization’s ability to be successful. Include specifics where possible. Your
initial response should be a minimum of 300 words in length.

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