* This self-contained reference makes both the concepts and applications of grid computing clear and understandable to even non-technical managers
* Explains 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)?"