Explores practical advantages of Grid Computing and what is needed by an organization to migrate to this new computing paradigmThis self-contained reference makes both the concepts and applications of grid computing clear and understandable to even non-technical managersExplains the underlying networking mechanism and answers such questions critical to the business enterprise as"What is grid computing?""How widespread is its present/potential penetration?""Is it ready for prime time?""Are there firm standards?""Is it secure?""How do we bill this new product?" and"How can we deploy it (at a macro level)?"