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A comparison of decentralized and centralized infrastructure

Compare and contrast decentralized infrastructure and centralized infrastructure. When is each most appropriate?

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A decentralized infrastructure is one in which decision making authority is spread throughout the organization as opposed to being concentrated in top-level management positions.

There are benefits and drawbacks to both decentralized and centralized infrastructures. Typically a benefit for one will be a drawback for the other, and vice versa.

Decentralized infrastructures can be used when quick decision making is important because those closest and most familiar to the problem have ...

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Included is a description of decentralized and centralized structures, along with a compare/contrast between the two. There is also a description of which structure proves to be more efficient depending on the situation.