Stories by Tom Brophy

Managing Human Resources Is Key to Lowering Costs

If you're confused about which technologies to build your networks upon, you're certainly not alone. Network technologies and their economics are changing so rapidly it's difficult for most people to stay current, let alone implement and manage them. Most networks built within the last few years are homogenous, constructed around a technology such as frame relay or ATM. The proliferation of lower-cost access services such as DSL, cable modems, Web-based application suites, virtual workforces and the imminent mandatory detariffing of interstate services are changing that paradigm.