Detailed Design Process

1733 Words Dec 21st, 2012 7 Pages
Design
Preliminary Design Model [Placeholder]
Tradeoff Approach Though an ultimate and extravagant system is desired for Kudler Fine Foods’ Frequent Shopper Program, it is likely that some tradeoffs will have to be made to ensure that the project remains feasible for the company. In designing the Frequent Shopper Program for Kudler Fine Foods, it is important to consider certain tradeoffs of the project, in terms of costs, the schedule of the project, and the performance of the system, regardless of which approach is chosen (University of Phoenix, 2012). However, each approach that could be used for the system’s design must include mandatory requirements and comply with all laws, regulations, and guidelines for financial information,
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* The Encinita store will be equipped with a network server. * The three locations will need to upgrade their 56k modems to DSL, Cable, or T1 connections, in order for the new program to work effectively. * There program will require a centralized database rather than having data stored at each location, so that customer data can be compiled and verified. This will eliminate the duplication of work. * The provision of barcoded program cards that will allow for the tracking of items purchased and program points at the POS system and online.

Diagram 1
(Apollo Group, 2011i). Retrieved December 8, 2012, from: https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/cist/vop/Business/Kudler2/intranet/networks-lajolla.asp

Diagram 2
(Apollo Group, 2011j). Retrieved December 8, 2012, from: https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/cist/vop/Business/Kudler2/intranet/networks-encinitas.asp

Networks. The network is a key stakeholder within the design process. The purpose of any network is to ensure that information gets from one point to another, securely. A primary server, among POS devices, and access to external networks, are essential in this setup.
The Novell 4.11 server is a bit dated and the overall implementation has several issues. In