T.H.E Journal, June 1999, p. 24


The authors describe the process of scalability, a scheme by which a network can be grown over time to accommodate more users and with an increased number of applications. Using scalability allows your school district to increase bandwidth when you can afford it and without having to re-install what was already in place.

The first key to scalability is to employ switching to replace shared technology. This will increase the bandwidth each end user receives. For example, in shared technology, all end users vie for a piece of 10 Mbps...

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