SWOT ANALYSIS – STRENGTHS OF CURRENT IT INFRASTRUCTURE
After conducting a thorough analysis of the A
Company case study file I was able to
identify a multitude of strengths.
The first strength I identified was their
Company’s IT department consists of eight highly educated employees with over 80 years
of collective and sophisticated IT experience.
The company’s current IT Department is staffed
with personnel that have the extensive knowledge and expertise needed to superintend the
sophisticated IT network A
Company currently possesses and support their future growth
Company’s IT infrastructure currently supports
interconnectivity amongst its two present locations in Fresno, CA and Chicago, IL allowing for
administration and management from one central location.
Interconnectivity benefits A
Company’s employees by facilitating collaboration as if they were together within the same
establishment even though they are regionally separated.
Maintaining the current
interconnectivity setup A
Company has in place will assist in fostering the growth and
expansion of two additional locations, further continuing the collocation work experience.
Disaster Preparedness –
Company has several measures in place to be prepared for and
reduce the effects of a disaster to ensure minimal data loss, their current infrastructure provides
various redundancies needed to maintain usability in the event of a catastrophe.
measures consist of daily offsite back-ups for all servers, websites and computers on the
Also, they resource the use of redundant power sources that are supplied through the
use of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and diesel generator systems.
The measures will
ensure should there be a disaster either internally or externally that data loss will be minimal
Network Configurations –
Company currently has their network configured so that each
site has equal infrastructure setups and can operate independently with their own Internet