Getting the Right Fit: Institutional Downsizing Without Capsizing


Over 16 months, Lehigh eliminated its three academic mainframes, introduced more than 150 workstations, installed computers and file servers, extended its high-speed backbone network, and introduced software to make this combination act as a unified computing system. The result? Much greater computing power -- and all financed from existing funds! Users have access to more power, better interfaces and more advanced software, thanks in large part to savings realized from eliminating overhead and maintenance on the former mainframes. Paper presented at CAUSE94, the full proceedings of which are available through this Library as PUB1094.

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