An Evaluation Report on the Philippine Research, Education and Government Institution Network (Preginet)

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TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT 204

Dr. Rolando Dayco

1st Semester 2010-2011

Management of
Research and Development
AN EVALUATION REPORT ON THE

Philippine Research, Education and Government Institution NETwork (PREGINET)

Submitted By:

Alvarez, Ma. Joan Bianca L.
Cuevas, Juan Cesar M.
Derecho, Charisse C.

October 2010

Table of Contents

|Topics |Chapter |Page No. | |Objectives of the Evaluation |1 |1 | |Background of the PREGINET Project |2 |2 to 3 | |Evaluation of the PREGINET Project |3 |4 | |A. Concept Development and Proposal Stage |4 |5to 7 | |B. Implementation Stage |5 |8 to 12 | |C. Post-Evaluation Stage |6 |9 to 18 | |Conclusion |7 |19 | |Appendices |8 |20 to 24 | |List of References |9 |25 |

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Objectives of the Evaluation

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his evaluation report aims to assess the Philippine Research, Education and Government Institution NETwork (PREGINET) project as a research and development (R&D) project, with focus on the aspects that have direct impact on R&D.

Specifically, the objectives are:

• To determine the concrete R&D output/s of the PREGINET project;

• To determine how effective the project was managed from the planning and proposal stage, to the implementation and post-evaluation stages and how each of these stages contributed to the success or failure of the project, and

• To provide recommendations for the management of future DOST-funded R&D projects.

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Background of the PREGINET Project

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n 1996-1997, the strategy of the RPWeb initiative was for government agencies to connect through commercial ISPs. Unfortunately, they experienced varying levels of service and there was a lack of sufficient local connectivity between commercial ISPs.

During those times, industrially-advanced countries have embraced knowledge economy and realized the value of setting-up Research and Education Networks (RENs) to foster innovation. ASTI found this relevant to the Philippines and thus identified the “need” for the country to have a network that is contiguous and wide in coverage, with available bandwidth on which next-generation network technology and services can be tested and deployed, and where applications development, experimentation, and demonstration can be conducted.

The PREGINET project was conceptualized with all these in mind. The project, based on its documented research proposal, sought to accomplish the following objectives:

• Foster partnerships among government, academe, industry, and the research community all over the country; • Facilitate the introduction of next-generation network technology and services by providing better network infrastructure and new services (e.g. security, quality of service, etc.) for research, education, and key government institutions, and • The network will be used in the development and demonstration of novel applications for science, education, health, and business. The PREGINET project details are summarized in Figure 1 below:

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