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© Straub and Sneha, 2007

Larg*Net

Detmar Straub

Sweta Sneha

Georgia State University

March 27
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29th, 2007






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Relevance


Example of Inter
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Organizational
Management and Technological
Innovation


Background


Organization


Problem






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© Straub and Sneha, 2007

Larg*Net
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Background


London and Region Global Network


Experimental ATM (Asynchronous Transfer
Mode) network in London, Ontario.


Connected 3 Large Teaching and Research
Hospitals


Purpose of Larg*Net


Test The ATM Technology


Application supported by ATM such as: clinical
care, research and education focusing on
diagnostic radiology, imaging research, nuclear
medicine and medical physics





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Organization


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Volunteer Project Teams of Full
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Time



Employees from Participating Institutes


Medical Imaging Assisted by 3M


Successfully Linked Viewing Stations


Sharing of CT Scans and MRI Images


Medical Images Archival


Reduced Travel Time, Access to Specialist
Consultation, Sharing of Resources for
Research and Training


Multimedia Application Sponsored by External
Organizations


Video Conferencing Equipment


Distance Education, Observe Medical
Procedures, Reduce Travel Time





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Organization


Regionalization
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Connect Regional
Hospitals


Issues:


Lack of IT Expertise at the Regional Level


Handling of Roles and Responsibilities


Charges and Payments for Connections/Services


Ownership of Equipment and Network Fibre


Connectivity and Security (Who? What?)


E
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Mail and Internet Access


Diagnostic Cardiology Equipment Sharing





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Organization


IPX Transmission


Insufficient Expertise


Coordination and Network Management


ATM Network Management by Bell


Institutions’ Side of ATM Switches Managed
by Personnel at Each Location


IPX Team was New


Time Commitment


Decentralized Activities such as: Fault
Reporting, Troubleshooting, Providing Help
to Others





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Problem


Connectivity Group Supported the Initial
Construction of Network


Interest Faded by The Connectivity Group
to Provide Ongoing Support


Little/No Interest In IPX Transmission


Network Operation Center


Network Manager To Support Activities


Requests for Access, Connection Protocol,
Trouble Reporting, Bandwidth Usage and
Growth, Problem Determination and Solution