Talking within and among NRENs
In making the case for NRENs, internal
communication and best practices are just as vital as lobbying and other outreach activities.
We have collected reports and research with a
wealth of advice and best practices on how to organise an NREN, make it sustainable and, by
doing so, strengthen the overall case of the NREN from within.
NREN - Organisational best practice (D. Davies, October 2014)
This document analyses the functions that an NREN needs to perform. It also develops an outline of organisational best practices that address how an NREN should best be structured to implement these functions.
The Role of an NREN from a functional perspective (D. Davies, October 2014)
This document outlines the two groups of functions in an operational NREN: the basic functions and the functions that more mature NRENs are expected to deliver.
NRENs - The Economic Case (D. Davies, October 2014)
There are various economic benefits that an NREN can bring to a country, particular as a knowledge procurer of services and as a barometer of market competitiveness. The paper deals with how an NREN can contribute to national value.
NREN network access ‐ evaluating value for money
This paper deals with the question of pricing of NREN services, illustrating how money is saved in the commercial world by 'cutting corners.'