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IT Strategic Solutions MMT2 Task 1 Tameshia Benjamin December 2019
A1. SWOT ANALYSIS – STRENGTHS OF CURRENT IT INFRASTRUCTURE After conducting a thorough analysis of the A Energy Company case study file I was able to identify a multitude of strengths. The first strength I identified was their IT Department A Energy 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 Energy Company currently possesses and support their future growth expansion project. Interconnectivity – A Energy 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 Energy 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 Energy Company has in place will assist in fostering the growth and expansion of two additional locations, further continuing the collocation work experience. Disaster Preparedness – A Energy 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. Current measures consist of daily offsite back-ups for all servers, websites and computers on the network. 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 – A Energy Company currently has their network configured so that each site has equal infrastructure setups and can operate independently with their own Internet
connection and servers. Recent upgrades to network systems has increased server capacity to handle the anticipated 20% growth to accommodate the increased resource demand from the growth of two additional sites. Physical Security – A Energy Company’s highest priority is physical location security, therefore they utilize a sophisticated set of policies and procedures to fortify protection against unauthorized attacks and intrusions to their data. They employ the use of electronic card swipe systems that grant access to authorized areas and prohibit unauthorized access to certain areas. An offsite alarm monitoring service is utilized along with digital surveillance systems that send images of the external doors of each building, internal doors between areas and of the parking areas to their onsite monitoring and recording stations.

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