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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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- Spring '09