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Important Lessons Derived from X.500 Case Studies

Chadwick, David W. (1996) Important Lessons Derived from X.500 Case Studies. IEEE Network, 10 (2). pp. 22-34. (KAR id:21380)

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Abstract

X.500 is a new and complex electronic directory technology, whose basic specification was first published as an international standard in 1988, with an enhanced revision in 1993. The technology is still unproven in many organisations. This paper presents case studies of 15 pioneering pilot and operational X.500 based directory services. The paper provides valuable insights into how organisations are coming to understand this new technology, are using X.500 for both traditional and novel directory based services, and consequently are deriving benefits from it. Important lessons that have been learnt by these X.500 pioneers are presented here, so that future organisations can benefit from their experiences. Factors critical to the success of implementing X.500 in an organisation are derived from the studies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2009 20:12 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21380 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Chadwick, David W.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3145-055X
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