Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2003


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Engineering Economic Analysis

Course Number

EMGT 535/635


Executive Summary

For the last fifty years, television has revolutionized entertainment and news industry, today Internet is revolutionizing how individuals and companies conduct commerce and communications. According to recent statistics, more than 50% of the homes in the U.S. have Personal Computers. With a market this pervasive, the potential for home networking products, typically called home personal networking products, is projected by research companies like International Data Corporation to expand significantly throughout the next three years. Considering the growth of technology, it is difficult to predict which technology will stay for long time. Any technology might stay in the field for two years to a maximum, soon the next technology or the same technology with lot of improvement will take over the earlier one. But with respect to home networking there are numerous technologies are available, which one to choose is a big question. Since most of the home users are not technically competent enough to handle any maintenance and repairs in the long run. So, it is very important to choose a technology with low maintenance at the same time provide better technology to the users with respect to flexibility, cost, security, expansion, etc. Out Cost benefit analysis, NPV and decision tree model will help a user to decide which technology will be suitable for them. It is completely users decision to choose any technology, since the priorities of each and every ones are different.


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