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2.Potential Impact of Weaknesses and ThreatsThese weakness and threats, as identified in the SWOT analysis, are listed in groups based on effect on the company and are in order from largest to the least impact on the IT infrastructure of AEnergy. Included with each threat and weakness is a short description of the impact each could have. 1.Cyber-attacks pose a serious threat. Email phishing efforts, eavesdropping on employees, or any other means to gain information which would allow unwanted access to company data could be devastating. This poses a threat to proprietary information, the integrity of servers, any stored data about customers, as well as continued operations. This sort of breach would have a large detrimental effect on notonly current and future operations, but also on the reputation of the company. 2.The current workload is carried in and out of the company’s servers via a single ISP. Though a tier-one carrier is being utilized, this poses both a weakness and a threat to
Task 1 – IT Strategic Solutionsoperations. As the company expands, traffic in and out of the company servers via theISP will increase. If there is not a contingency for a failover or load balancing via another ISP, this could greatly slow down a lot of company communications in and out of the company as well as from site to site. If this single ISP should experience an outage, company operations would experience downtime that could be crippling until the outage was finished. This includes site to site monitoring, emails to and from the company, access to the company web site, and any other company function that necessitates the use of the internet for communication. 3.The expansion plans for AEnergypose a few threats and weaknesses. Despite growing over 17% in the last several years, they have not added any more employees. If they expand to new markets and there are no new employees added, the additional workload will result in a decrease in quality of work delivered by each employee. Theexcessive addition to workload for each employee might drive up stress levels or evenresult in employees quitting, further exacerbating this issue. Assuming the above issue is addressed and the company and the workforce expands, so should the server capacity. The infrastructure has hit its capacity to efficiently support the current workload, web traffic, and number of employees and their machines. The infrastructure’s capacity to support operations will be exceeded once new locations, workload, new employees, and customers with their associated web traffic are added.4.The fact that there are a few companies that possess technologies and parts similar to those provided by AEnergyshould be concerning. The more they expand into new markets, the more competition there will be. There is a serious threat to losing out on
Task 1 – IT Strategic Solutionsnew client bases if a competitor company can win a bid by providing a similar technology, service, or part.

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