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IT Infrastructure Solution

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Configure an IT infrastructure solution for a small organization, including a network based on standard technology components, servers, security devices, and several different types of clients. You are the CIO/CSO of a company that employs 1,000 people in a single building. This building is not only houses the office staff but it has a 100,000 square foot shop where you produce 3 basic products with 7 different sub systems. You are expecting a growth in business of 10% per year over the next 4 years. You have been running the business on an old model mid-range computer since 2003. When first installed your response times were sub-second locally. Your response times now are 10 to 30 seconds depending on the time of day. There is a need to have sub 3 second response times. This will be an important consideration if you decide to acquire a building across the street as a solution to increase you floor space.With the growth in business expected, you will be hiring at least 150 more people, 100 will be on the shop floor, the others will bein Accounting, Engineering and Sales. Your building is too small for the new lines of product so you will have to acquire another 25,000 sq. ft. of space. It hasn’t been determined yet as to whether to add on to the existing building orpurchase a site that is available across the street. It has been decided that the Accounting, Personnel and Engineering systems are all antiquated and need to be REPLACED not modified anymore.You have Internet access that you use for research and mail but your WEB site is hosted in the cloud by a small local firm and there has been some complaining by customers that the response
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time for the site is sporadic and the content leaves a lot to be desired on SOME of the products.One of the products that’s been developed by your company is crucial to a defense contract that has been awarded to a customerof yours. They are requiring secure connectivity for the transfer of Engineering drawings and to have System integration between your product design team and theirs. At this time all of your devices are connected to a LAN with wiring that is as old as the Mid-Range computer. You have a lot of Tow-Motors on the floor that have to stop at Kiosks to input their data as they move and ship the product.The Engineering team uses MAC’s but have been complaining about the limitations on the existing Software for them and the speed of the machines. They need to go to different more robust Hardware and Software systems.The devices on the floor of the shop need replaced. They are old PC’s that run specific software back to a central server. This software can be run on a Mid-range system. There is a need to develop/design some new software to meet the needs of the customer. This will be complex software and needs to be functional in a year and will need to be supported for the life of the product. Some things to think about:How many System Development Life Cycles (SDLC), will you have to design. Show examplesWhat will the Disciplines be for the Unified Process, (UP).What type of core computer systems will you need?
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