IT 200 Week 2 Individual Assignment Computer Networking and Configurations
Instructions: You are hired as a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of a startup company, which has two branches; one Los Angeles and one in San Francisco. The company hired employees to begin working on the design of the product. As CTO, you need to explain to the Board of Directors your idea in interconnecting the two offices to ensure consistency and collaboration. Employee's computer systems need to be connected and permitted to connect remotely (from outside of the office). You'll prepare a PowerPoint presentation to describe equipment you'll need to buy and software and network connectivity services you'll need to subscribe to.
The following are details about the scenario to consider in your assignment:
1) Assume there are 25 users at each location.
2) Users will need devices to work on in the office, but let's assume it's a requirement that they all have to be able to work from anywhere, so take mobility into account when you budget for at least 25 computers (of whatever type you decide).
3) Next, you'll need a device that the employees connect to when they're at the office. You can use a traditional, wired Ethernet "switch" or go unconventional with a WiFi access point they all share.
4) Then, you have to pay to connect each office to the Internet. What are your options, and what do they cost? A call to your local cable company business Internet salesman would probably give you that answer, and plans are probably clearly described on the web. Okay, so once you have computers for everybody and Internet access, we'll only add 1 more requirements.
5) Traditionally, as a CTO you'd burden yourself with servers and applications installed on one or both offices LANs. However, it's 2017 so we're in the cloud baby! Choose a cloud based productivity suite (like we studied in Week 1, MS Office, Google Suite, etc) and budget for all 50 users.
Prepare a 10-12 slide presentation (not including title, overview and reference slides) that describes your recommendations to the board of directors. Make sure to include sources for products and their prices that you're recommending. The board's going to want to know why you've made the choices you have, so make sure you phrase your presentation accordingly. Justify your recommendations using sound business language. Also, make sure your presentation has the title, overview, reference slides and speaker notes like the Week 1 assignment.
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