S07_-_02_03_Jones_Bernowsky_Question

S07_-_02_03_Jones_Bernowsky_Question - bounds. From a small...

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AK/ADMS 2511 - Jones Jones, Jones and Chu is an accounting firm that is growing by leaps and bounds. From a small office of one partner and five staff, it has now grown to a three-location office with five partners and one hundred staff. Marlene Jones has heard that Linux is an excellent alternative to Windows as an operating system, particularly for managing network servers. Since the network servers have to be replaced, she is asking your advice. Required: A) Explain the relationship between operating systems such as Linux and functional (application) software such as payroll. B) Describe the hierarchy of computers according to power and their respective roles. For each type of computer, indicate whether (and if yes, how) Jones, Jones and Chu would use such computers. _______________________________________________________________________ AK/ADMS 2511 - Bernowsky Bernowsky and Vitoo is a professional consulting firm that is growing by leaps and
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Unformatted text preview: bounds. From a small office of one partner and two staff, it has now grown to a five-location office with thirteen partners and sixty-five staff. The local area network is groaning under the amount of traffic that it is bearing, with staff often having to check their email before 9 am or after 5 pm, otherwise they cannot get onto the system. Required: A) Explain how hardware or data communication infrastructures could be affecting the local area networks capacity. B) All staff at Bernowsky and Vitoo must dial in every day and record their time for the client billing system. One way to clear the communications backlog would be to have employees revert to sending their time in on a weekly basis, and have this batch of time information processed weekly. What are the advantages and disadvantages of batch versus online systems for the firm?...
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