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Analysis of Naval Air Systems Command wide-area network prototype implementation

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Authors
Callaghan Bayer, Virginia Rose
Subjects
stakeholder
wide-area network (WAN)
diffusion of innovation
technological change
Advisors
Frew, Barry
Hocevar, Susan
Date of Issue
1995-09
Date
September 1995
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Changes in computer and communications technology over the past decade made wide-area networking (WAN) the most convenient, inexpensive, and effective method for geographically dispersed people to exchange information. One organization which is capitalizing on the benefits of WAN connectivity is the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Using information technology as a strategic enabler for managing organizational change, Vice Admiral William C. Bowes, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, championed the idea of a Naval Air Systems Command Wide Area Network (NAVWAN). The ultimate goal of the NAVWAN is to enable people at different sites throughout NAVAIR to directly communicate. Initially, the functional requirements are electronic mail, file transfer, and directory services throughout NAVAIR. To assist NAVAIR in the development of a NAVWAN implementation prototype, the initial response of users at NAS Miramar was assessed. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate how a stakeholder analysis; weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and strengths assessment; diffusion of innovation survey; and technological change management theory can be used to analyze the factors that will influence the success of the NAVWAN implementation. Analysis of these factors are the basis for several prescribed critical and managerial recommendations. These recommendations can be used to further refine the implementation process and foster evolutionary development of NAVWAN far into the future.
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Thesis
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Department
Systems Management
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
133 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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