Week 5 Tasks
This week’s assignment will continue with the Acme Toys Inc. scenario and summarizes what was covered in Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Submit a final 6- to 8-page document in Microsoft Word that includes the following:
- Revised requirements for Acme Toys Inc.
- A discussion of three OSs each for both workstations and servers, in order of preference, which meet these requirements. Include the following in the discussion:
- Hardware support
- Process and threads
- Network support
- Multiprocessor support
- Memory management
- Virtual memory
- File system requirements
- Cost of implementation
- Vendor support
- A final choice of an appropriate OS and architecture for the company. Provide reasons in support of your choices.
Support your responses with examples.
Cite any sources in APA format.
Acme Toys, Inc. is a leading toy manufacturer. As part of its expansion plan, it purchased a new building for its headquarters, which will house all the departments of the company. Apart from the usual departments, such as marketing, sales (with telemarketing capability), accounting, and IT, the building will also house the R&D, manufacturing, and distribution departments.
The company wants to set up a network to enable employees to communicate and share resources. The company requires workstations and server computers. The servers should provide support for:
- A multiuser environment
- Multiple processors
- Various types of applications
- High security
- High memory requirements
In addition, the network should be able to support high-level, multiuser applications that will run simultaneously. The profiles of employees range from a sales executive who is not computer savvy to IT professionals and people in the R&D department who are technology savvy. Due to the diverse user profiles, the company also needs to consider the ease of use of the OS.
The IT department is in the process of designing the processing requirements of computers. Although the entire company will be networked, a separate network is required for the R&D department because of security reasons. In addition, the manufacturing department plans to expand its network within the next six months by fifty percent.
As a member of the IT team, you need to recommend the best OSs for workstations and servers on the network. You need to consider the ease of use of various OSs based on user profiles. Your report must provide a rationale for the proposed OS and compatibility issues, if any, if you propose using multiple OSs.
Attached are the previous weeks projects that will assist with this weeks project. Please let me know if i can answer any questions.