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dc.contributor.authorDell, Peter
dc.contributor.authorDing, Ding
dc.identifier.citationDell, Peter and Ding, Ding. 2005. : A Snapshot of Australian Network Infrastructure Practice, in Cooper, Russel and Madden, Gary and Lloyd, Ashley (ed), International Telecommunciations Society - Africa-Asia-Australiasia Regional Conference, Aug 28 2005. Perth, Western Australia: Communication Economics and Electronic Markets Research Centre.

Structured cabling is the network infrastructure embedded within a building's structure, typically within ceilings, walls, and risers between floors. Installation of such infrastructure is costly and disruptive; thus, installing appropriate cable types is especially important. Structured cable often has a lifespan of 15 years or more and the consequences of a poor decision can be significant, especially if the chosen cable does not enjoy widespread support in the future.Previous research has raised the possibility that cable selection is not necessarily a well-reasoned decision in many cases. Decisions may be based on little analysis, and decision makers may be influenced by those not motivated by the organisation's best interests (Dell, 2005).Part of a larger research project spanning Australia, China, and south-east Asia, this study investigates current trends in structured cable infrastructure in Australia. Results suggest that many of the "textbook" reasons for adopting different transmission media are often not considered.

dc.publisherCommunication Economics and Electronic Markets Research Centre
dc.titleA Snapshot of Australian Network Infrastructure Practice
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleConference Proceedings - ICT Networks - Building Blocks for Economic Development
dcterms.source.seriesConference Proceedings - ICT Networks - Building Blocks for Economic Development
dcterms.source.conferenceInternational Telecommunciations Society - Africa-Asia-Australiasia Regional Conference
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateAug 28 2005
dcterms.source.conferencelocationPerth, Western Australia
dcterms.source.placePerth, Western Australia
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyCurtin Business School
curtin.facultySchool of Information Systems

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