Chapter 3. Administration of Country Sites on a Shared Platform

Key Concepts

Divide administration tasks into centralized activities that benefit all sites and activities specific to each site

Make decisions for each type of data as to whether it should be managed centrally or in the context of individual sites

We have seen how the creation of multiple sites is both beneficial and costly. We have also proposed that the fundamental approach to minimize costs and simplify the administration of multiple sites is to create a single shared platform for all these sites. This shared platform would make use of common hardware and software infrastructure and would also allow the reuse of the same data by multiple sites.

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