Unit 4 Discussion – Coursework Example

Unit 4 discussion: WAN in business environments The magnitude of the business in terms of its financial capa and its floor are coupled with the scalability, and communication needs of a business determine the type of WAN utilized by a company. Small business enterprises should use digital subscriber lines or commonly the ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line). This type of connection is quite appropriate for small businesses since the cables to be used are already in place hence quite economical. It also adequately caters for the minute information needs of the business. It also provides a tremendous bandwidth over dial-up lines thus increasing the efficiency of information flow within the organization.
Frame Relay connection type is apt for medium size enterprises. It uses network switches and distinctive routers that span a broad area. The information needs of medium size enterprises are significantly high (Rainer & Cegielski, 2012). Use of frame relay is better than dedicated lines since it will enable efficient sharing of information between an organization’s departments or branches. Additionally, using Frame Relay gives an organization an opportunity to get acceptable CIR (committed information rate) for its connections at an affordable cost.
Larger enterprises have branches in various parts of the world hence need to use satellite hookups in relaying its information. It is economical and highly dependable; the signal reaches the desired destination despite intermissions. Moreover, data rates offered by satellite communication companies are highly lucrative.
As a manager, use of WAFS, Web caching, and bandwidth management will be effective in managing the organization’ network since the manager will have a high control over the network. Using the techniques, the organization will reap maximally from the WAN employed (Rainer & Cegielski, 2012). Moreover, use of cyclical usage patterns will plummet any data trafficking and increase information flow, improve user experience, and reduce latency.
Rainer, R. K., & Cegielski, C. G. (2012). Introduction to information systems: Enabling and transforming business. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.