The Critical Role of Local Area Networks in the Strategic Planning Process

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1996-04-??

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Joann Bower
Richard Cardinali

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國立台灣師範大學圖書資訊研究所
Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies

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In a rapidly changing technological environment, Local Area Networks help an organization gain a competitive edge, both domestically and internationally. The correct installation and software is essential to accomplish this goal. Major benefits of Local Area Networks (LANs) will include reducing organizational cost and increasing productivity. LANs improve information sharing locally and wide area networks enhance information sharing globally. Teamwork, using workgroup solutions, is encouraged and essential when using LANs. Electronic data interchange exchanges networked information electronically with vendors and customers. Downsizing brings business information from the mainframe environment to the LAN platform to reduce development and maintenance costs of systems. Client/server technology takes the benefits of downsizing to new technological heights.

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