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Kudler Fine Foods Network Overview
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Introduction
The Kudler Fine Foods is one the best fine food stores around. They have come a long way
in such a short period of time; However, Kudler has out grown the old network infrastructure and
is in dire need of an enterprise wide upgrade. The strategic goals of the enterprise network are to
introduce new technologies in data collection, company communication, and information
protection while providing the best data speeds and network access. This is very important
because if this is done correctly, this will increase revenue and reduce the costs of operation in all
the Kudler Fine Foods stores. The new network will bring Kudler Fine Foods back up to
technological speed while as the same time improving the way they keep track of inventory and
sales by using data mining techniques which will be collected and analyzed in real time.
Network Overview
After reviewing of the network at Kudler Fine Foods, the network topology that is being used
is the bus network. The bus network is set-up in such a way that all the network nodes are
connected via CAT5 to the bus or communication line. All of the sites in the corporation are
using the same configuration of workstations, servers, and standalone ups. All of the networks
have one way of communicating to the internet and that is by 56k modem. The bus network is
very cost effective to set-up, but it can very difficult to trouble shoot because if the backbone
goes down the entire network will have an outage. The other aspect of this network that is a pain
is that fact that if two systems are sending a signal, at the exact same time to one another the
network will have signal collision, meaning that both signals will drop. In order to prevent this
from happening (CSMA/CD) or carrier sense multiple access with collision detection will be

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