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Enterprise computing and the library: managing the transition

John Durno

Recently, Marshall Breeding identified a number of powerful factors driving a transition to enterprise computing for libraries. These factors include security, scalability, better redundancy and backup of critical systems, and basic economics. It is far more cost-effective to build one enterprise-scale infrastructure to handle organizational computing requirements than it is to replicate that infrastructure on a smaller scale throughout a single organization. Equally importantly, a shift to enterprise computing provides an opportunity for the library to participate more fully in objectives important to the entire organization, rather than focus exclusively on its own ...

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