First Advisor

Lupo, James

College

College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Software Engineering

School

School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

53 pages

Abstract

Risk considerations when determining network infrastructure upgrade methodology have been interesting in areas of cost, time, and path. This paper evolved from a concrete look at upgrading a specific network to a more abstract investigation of the dangers inherent to upgrading large scale networks based on the form the upgrade took. Personal experience had suggested a remove and replace strategy might be most cost effective but planning, scope creep and other factors combined to show risk mitigation is best practiced on a small scale implementation when possible to reduce the consequences of even partial failure. A study of the cost of risk aversion in specific industries seems almost mandated to see if theory in this area is close to practical reality.

Date of Award

Spring 2011

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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