* Explores practical advantages of Grid Computing and what is needed by an organization to migrate to this new computing paradigm* 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)?"