Chapter 2. Making the Business Case for Building or Buying a VPN

This chapter begins with an overview of financial terms and tools used to build a business case for technology usage to aid the business cause. Then this chapter focuses specifically on building a business case for the IP VPN solution by utilizing these financial tools and considering pertinent factors specific to VPN technology. You will see, for example, that part of building the business case is outlining the IP VPN solution requirements and identifying user group characteristics. The chapter also includes a decision tree to help make the build versus buy decision. After making this crucial decision, a whole new phase of the project begins with specific challenges. This chapter ...

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