In todays’ business environment, no matter the business is small or large, but if you want to achieved success through networking, than you must create a good network design, because now days, there is no business that does not use network or some means of communication in technology. Therefore, business networking design is a crucial strategy that determines the company’s future. According to our text, “If you run or work in a business, you cannot do without networks. You need to communicate rapidly with your customers, suppliers, and employees. Until about 1990, you would have used the postal system or telephone system with voice or fax for business communication. Today, however, you and your employees use computers and e- mail, the Internet, cell phones, and mobile computers connected to wireless networks for this purpose. Networking and the Internet are now nearly synonymous with doing business. For being said, most business firms use technologies for digital networking and communication, including the Internet, to achieve operational excellence, strategic advantage, and close relationships with suppliers and customers. Businesses today could not survive without their computer and telecommunications networks. In this assignment, I will be determining why Network design is a key business decision as well as a technological decision, then I will also provide an example of a company, that I believe has a good network design, by providing supported rationale on why that network is effective and what types of business decisions or reports can be made from its utility.
First, why network design is a key business decision as well as a technological decision, is because, “ Network design is a strategic design planning process for evaluating alternative structure for a supply chain and selecting one that maxims profitability and helps to improve performance. In addition, it also plays a crucial role for...
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