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Project One: Technology, Hardware, and Software Page 1of 14Project One: Technology, Hardware, and SoftwareRobert NewmanSouthern New Hampshire UniversityIT-200-X3295 Fundamentals Info Technology 21EW33rdFebruary 2021
Project One: Technology, Hardware, and Software Page 2of 14Technology Needs Report:IntroductionIn this scenario, I am working as a contracted information technology specialist and havebeen contacted by James Otis Tax Associates, a small tax preparation company. The company isgrowing rapidly and is opening a new office. They are focused on hiring and retaining the best inthe field, and they believe that one way to do this is to provide every employee with theappropriate tools and technology they need to effectively complete their work. My company hasbeen asked to provide its expertise in identifying the technology components needed for thecomputer systems and network for the three employees in the new office. They would also likeyou to address the security needs of the various employees. Therefore, I will need to address thevarious hardware, software and security concerns of the 3 employee positions as follows:Certified Public Accountant (CPA):The CPA is a senior position at any tax preparation company. The CPA will be not onlyhandling sensitive customer data from personal tax returns but also preparing tax returns forcorporate and non-corporate clients. The CPA is also responsible for the personal tax returnsfilled out by the tax and data-entry specialist employees. Due to the design of the job, this userwill constantly have to be outside the office and on the go; Therefore, the hardware chosen forthis user is a laptop. This is due to a laptop being able to guarantee that any records on the PC areaccessible from anywhere offline but also online via the cloud and is always available for theclients whenever they are needed.
Project One: Technology, Hardware, and Software Page 3of 14Hardware:I chose theThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen Laptop. This was due to the waysthat this laptop/tablet hybrid allows for maximum mobility, efficiency, and batterylife, I will suggest this device and since its business-friendly, allowing it to becarried around any setting seamlessly USB ports allow for presentation orperipheral utilization such as an external hard drive. The battery life for thiscomputer is about 18 hours. Preferably, I would suggest the 14’, 16 GB of RAMand 512 GB SSD with an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7. Most notably, thismodel allows for it to be converted into a tablet allowing for you to take notes viathe touchscreen or show people information easier or in presentations without thechunkiness of a normal laptop and the ease of use a tablet gives. Now, the harddrive may seem tiny, but due to ease of access and for security it is best to assumethat the information is not saved on the machine itself but that the data must stillbe synchronized to the office server and to a cloud server via VPN or to an

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