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WAN Network Design

Executive Summary
The decision, WAN Network Design, was examined in full detail. As a result, Direct Connectivity w/ integrated internet was determined to be the best solution. In this decision, 6 possible solutions and 6 factors were examined.
In this decision, 4 Perspective(s): were considered: Author Mike Alan Janine This report addresses Perspective: Author

Perspective: Author The quality of any decision depends on the quality of the choices and factors being considered. Here are the 6 choices considered in this decision listed in ranked order for this Perspective:. Direct Connectivity w/ integrated internet CITRIX via intranet w/ crazy phone options Lan-to-Lan VPN w/ integrated internet CITRIX via internet w/ direct phone Lan to Lan VPN w/ segmented internet Direct connectivity w/ segmented internet Here, in the order of their priority, are the 6 factors considered in the decision for this Perspective:. Resiliance Standard Meets Requirements Stability Design Simplicity/Managability Cost Choice Direct connectivity w/ segmented internet failed because it did not meet the requirements for factor Resiliance.

Detailed Choice Analysis


Below is a table of the ratings each choice received for each factor. The first column lists a factor. The second column shows the current rating for that factor. The third column show the value required to promote the choice one step toward the top choice. The fourth column shows the value required to lower the choice one step toward the last choice. If no value is listed in the third or fourth column it indicates that no change in the rating on this factor alone will not promote or demote the choice in the final list.
Direct Connectivity w/ integrated internet Resiliance 80 Standard 0 Meets Requirements 0 Stability 0 Design Simplicity/Managability 3 Cost 2 Current N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Promote N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Demote

CITRIX via intranet w/ crazy phone options Resiliance 75 Standard 0 Meets Requirements 0 Stability 0 Design Simplicity/Managability 3 Cost 3 Lan-to-Lan VPN w/ integrated internet Resiliance 55 Standard 0 Meets Requirements 0 Stability 0 Design Simplicity/Managability 3 Cost 4 CITRIX via internet w/ direct phone Resiliance 48 Standard 0 Meets Requirements 0 Stability 0 Design Simplicity/Managability 3 Cost 2 Lan to Lan VPN w/ segmented internet Resiliance 0 Standard 0 Meets Requirements 0 Stability 0 Design Simplicity/Managability 3 Cost 4 Direct connectivity w/ segmented internet Resiliance (1) Standard 0 Meets Requirements 0 Stability 0 Design Simplicity/Managability 3 Cost 2

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Decision Table
This table displays each choice and factor considered in the decision. The factors are listed along the top with the most important factors on the left and the least important on the right. The choices are listed in the left column. The choices are in descending order of their cumulative score. Choices that failed any criteria are listed on the bottom of the table.

W A N N e t w o rk D e s ig n A u th o r

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Decision Graph
WAN Network Design Author

Direct connectivity w/ segmented internet Lan to Lan VPN w/ segmented internet CITRIX via internet w/ direct phone Lan-to-Lan VPN w/ integrated internet CITRIX via intranet w/ crazy phone options Direct Connectivity w/ integrated internet 0 100 200 300 400 500 Resiliance Standard Meets Requirements Stability Design Simplicity/Managability Cost