Evaluating technology, a comparative look at ATM and MPLS

by Lowe, Michael Paul, M.A., MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2009, 42 pages; 1478798


Technology is a fast moving industry with many vendors introducing new products constantly. Being a decision maker in a technical field often requires making sound choices on what new products and technologies to acquire. With so many products and technologies to choose from decisions makers need a framework to see beyond product marketing to evaluate if a product is a good fit for their organization. In this paper I illustrate three core factors to examine that will give a better understanding whether said technology is a proper fit. The three factors that I examine are history, technical workings, and market adoption. I use this framework to examine Asynchronous Transfer Mode and Multi-protocol Label Switching technologies. I chose to examine these two technologies because of their similarity of goals while highlighting they're stark differences relating to the three methods of history, technical workings and market adoption.

AdviserKurt DeMaagd
Source TypeThesis
SubjectsInformation technology
Publication Number1478798

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