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Wide Area Networking

The cost to transmit information to distant locales often exceeds the combined expenses for premise equipment, telecom salaries, and maintenance. Hence, there is a high payback for increased efficiency and strong controls over the design, procurement, and monitoring of the organization’s wide area network. This chapter is divided into two sections: a detailed methodology for a wide area network review, and a presentation of communications technologies that can potentially reduce costs or enhance service levels.