Scenario : Red Jam Company manufactures ready food products. They have two locations; the head office is situated in Melbourne CBD whereas and the production site is situated in the Western suburbs. Both the sites have their own internal networks, independent of each other, operating on Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition. The company envisages a considerable growth in business within the next three years and wishes to set up a network that connects the head office with the production site. The company will have a total workforce of approx. 500 employees within the next three years, a 45% increase on the current workforce. The organisation takes computer network security seriously, from both within and from outside the organisation. The organisation has a policy of "no games" or "internet chats" or other private entertainment activities on their computers. The company also requires employees to use the given external hard disks to back-up their own work on a daily basis. Task : Based on the above business situation and n eeds, identify company’s software and hardware requirements; ▪ Assess client software and licensing requirements, considering compatibility with existing operating system (consider an upgrade) ▪ Assess hardware requirements ▪ Analyse network equipment requireme nts for company’s LAN (internal), WAN (HQ and Branch), and Wireless (internal) networks ▪ Outline the software and hardware acquisition/purchase and storage procedure based on company polices ▪ Identify competitive vendors for software and hardware and obtain technical specifications, including support arrangements and licensing ▪ Provide advice on workplace/work station ergonomic and WHS requirements based on both legislative and best practice research Prepare your recommendations in a report format using the following suggested structure;
BSB20115 | ICTICT201 Use Computer Operating Systems and Hardware Learne r’s Guide | V 1.0 | Jan 2017 Macquarie Education Group Australia Pty Ltd t/a Macquarie Institute | RTO Code 91305 | CRICOS Code 02657J Approved by: QAC | Next Review: Dec 2017 Page 25 of 35 ▪ Overview/Summary ▪ Business Need Analysis ▪ Organisational requirement and guidelines. E.g. Networkable, security, type of use (business vs Entertainment), customised GUI, etc ▪ Recommended Solutions and Justification ▪ Suggested Vendors ▪ Price Estimate and Comparison ▪ Licensing Requirements ▪ Installation Procedures ▪ Training Needs The document should be word processed covering the above topic areas. Assessment Criteria ▪ Demonstrated an understanding of the business situation and its requirements ▪ Prepared a business need analysis ▪ Identified key software and hardware requirements including operating system upgrade ▪ Made recommendations for specific software and hardware based on comparison of technical specifications, support arrangements and licensing terms ▪ Suggested solutions are realistic and match the business requirements ▪ Suggested solutions cover both the networking and workstation solutions ▪
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