Businesss Study Recommendations for Network Upgrade Essay

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Businesss Study Recommendations for Network Upgrade

Background

Mr. D the Chief Information Officer of M Computing has put the brilliant Information Technology department in charge of setting up a computer network for the company. The I.T. department must research the different options to come up with the most efficient decision for the network. The team must keep each system within the budget of $2700 and $3400 per user platform. Some of the problems the team may run into are listed below.

· Different departments will require different systems.
· The number of each different kind of system to purchase.
· Buy the individual computer components and assemble the machines or buy packaged computers from a company
· What type of
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CD-ROM drive
· Multimedia Package: Wavetable sound card and MicroMedia Speakers
· Network Card: 3COM ISA Ethernet Combo or equivalent
· IOMEGA Drive: IOMEGA Internal ZIP drive
· APC uninterrupted power supply: APC UPS backup 650 or equivalent

The teams must also research software applications and decide which systems will need different software. The teams need to look into licensing and implementing services. If the team chooses to buy the package rather than build, they need to consider which applications will come with the package. Below is the application software required for each system.

Application Software
· Operating System/Windows 2000 Professional
· Microsoft Office 2000, Premium Edition
· Visual Studio
· Netscape 4.61
· Internet Explorer 5.0

Scope

1. To begin the process of setting up network we shall do individual research to acquire a wide variety of information.
2. After preparing our individual research we will meet to compare information, research methods, and ideas.
3. If enough information has been gathered to make a good decision, then we will move on to our recommendation. Otherwise we will discuss our findings and decide what needs to be done to finish the research process.
4. The I.T. department will then be broken…