MMT2 IT strategic solutionTask 4

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Running Head: MMT2 Task 4 – Shore and More Bicycles

IT Strategic Solutions – MMT2 Task 4

Shore and More Bicycles
Western Governor’s University

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MMT2 Task 4 – Shore and More Bicycles

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A. Key aspects of the IT infrastructure that must be in place to support the growth strategy of the company
In order to succeed in its plans to expand in the near future, Shore and More Bicycles must upgrade its IT infrastructure to ensure it is capable of handling the requirements of the expansion. The following are the key aspects of the IT infrastructure that must be put in place to support the company’s growth strategy:
1. Large capacity network attached storage with cloud synchronization, offsite backup and accessibility across the
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The following is a gap analysis for Shore and More Bicycles with respect to its IT infrastructure and the recommended improvements listed in part A:
Future State/Needs
Large capacity network attached storage (NAS) with cloud synchronization, offsite backup and accessibility across the company’s domain and company sites
Multi-site enabled intranet secured behind an intrusion detection system (IDS) and a robust hardware based firewall Integrated database servers to enable the real time synchronization and sharing of data between enterprise software applications and accessibility of that data between company sites
Enterprise email servers with unlimited SPAM filtering capabilities as well as robust virus, malware and spyware scanners and detectors

Current State
Company data is currently stored on individual standalone computers and cannot be shared across the organization or between its offices Company does not have an easy way for employees to collaborate and share data securely. Also the company does not have an internal portal to allow employees to access their HR, benefits, performance and payroll information Currently company designs and other intellectual property are stored on individual computers and company data is not shared across multiple
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