The Super Baseball League maintains a substantially
decentralized IS organization with the focus on the security measures. individual
teams. Each team has a server with a LAN at its stadium or offices near the
stadium. The League has a server with a LAN at its Chicago headquarters. The
league and each of the teams maintain a Web site at their locations. People can
get general information about the league at the league's Web site; they can get
information about the individual teams as well as buy game tickets through each
team's Web site. Data collected at the team locations, such as player
statistics updates and game attendance figures, is uploaded nightly to the
server at league headquarters via telephone lines.
A. Devise a data security strategy for the super baseball
league, incorporating appropriate data security measures.
B. The Super Baseball League's main relational database (see
Minicase 5.2), located at its head- quarters in Chicago, is for the most part a
repository of data collected from the teams. The league wants to keep the
headquarters database up and running, but it is more important to keep the
individual team databases in their stadiums or offices up and running with as
little downtime as possible. Devise backup and recovery and disaster recovery
strategies for the Super Baseball League.
C. Fans can order or buy tickets from the individual teams
over the telephone, through the teams' Web sites, or in person at the teams'
box offices. All of this activity takes place simultaneously. Devise a strategy
that will avoid selling a particular seat for a particular game more than once.