Deliverable 4 - Hardware and Software Needs

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This deliverable will examine your ability to create a plan to address the hardware and software needs of an organization.


Complete the deliverable by adhering to the following:

  1. Download and read the Nozama Information Sheet
  2. Address Nozama's hardware and software needs by creating a document in three parts:
    1. Servers Needed
    2. Desktops/ Laptops Needed
    3. Software Needed
  3. Include the following information in each part
    1. What server/ desktop or laptop/ software is needed
    2. Where you will acquire the server/ desktop or laptop/ software
    3. How much it will cost
    4. A rationale for your decision
  4. Present the document in a way that is appropriate for the workplace

Nozama Information Sheet Introduction You are in the process of creating Nozema, an e-commerce book retailer. Your experience from computer networking courses in college gives you the confidence to tackle this project yourself, and along the way you will tackle issues related to MIS framed through the fictional retailer. About Nozama Nozama will focus on selling new and used books. Beyond strictly selling physical copies, a major part of your business will be allowing customers to get “online” in your store and download books. This process will be addressed in classes that you plan to offer on downloading books and setting them up on any device. To do so, you will need to design and build a network and computing solution for your business. After having done some initial planning, you have decided on starting with 100 initial items and growing items as business increases. Company Needs You have identified the following requirements for your network: 1. One office computer and one server used for sales services and classes on your website. 2. A backup server to capture data in case of a disaster 3. Two dedicated networks: for computers and for the servers 4. Centralized management and control of the computers so that you can maintain the network from off-site 5. Adequate security for all company communication and documents 6. Protection for all services 7. Segmented general network access 8. Top drawer speed 9. Available capacity to use as the company grows Additionally, the following needs ought to be addressed as you develop your MIS strategy: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Drafting a company history Developing a company mission statement Expanding to selling additional items Providing clients the ability to view all books online Providing customers with a general information website Creating a second, secure, Website through which clients can buy services and products Providing for limited downtime (24 hour downtime maximum) Long-term costs Hiring and training additional employees, all of whom will work from home.

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Proposal for Nozama Network and Computing Infrastructure
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Proposal for Nozama Network and Computing Infrastructure
Nozama is an e-commerce start-up business designed to sell books online. Clients will be
in a position to download books and set them up on any electronic device. The company will use
a consolidative approach in handling product sales and transactions. Thus consumers will get a
centralized and expedient online platform to purchase as well as review books. The target is to
offer customer satisfaction. The e-commerce business approach favors the business as the Internet
continues to provide a flexible and convenient platform for selling and purchasing products.
Retailers and businesses continue to witness increases in the online revenues. The average rates of
returns for businesses that are Internet-based are about 9% (Goetsch, 2014). This portrays a
fantastic prospect for Nozama.
However, to achieve its objectives, the business initially requires to set up networking and
computing infrastructure. This paper addresses the hardware and software needs of Nozama, and
it is structured to address three aspects specifically:
Servers needed
Desktop needed
Software needed

A server will offer the business remote access management and subsequent services of data

backups and file sharing. The business plans on running a website ...

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