assignment consists of two (2) sections: a project introduction and a project
plan. You must submit both sections as
separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name
according to the section of the assignment it is written for. Additionally, you
may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the completion
of this assignment.
are currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for an innovative Internet-based
company with gross revenues of more than $35 million dollars per year. During
an executive leadership meeting, you were told that your company will be merging
with a multinational company of equal size and you will be responsible for
developing a project plan to strategically integrate all systems, including
databases and infrastructure. The Chief Executive Officer has given you sixty
(60) days to deliver an information technology project plan in anticipation of
the company merger. Your company will be expanding from one (1) floor to three (3)
floors within six (6) months. Since this merger will be bringing two (2) fairly
equal-sized companies together under one roof, the infrastructure must be
redesigned to accommodate the increased needs. Your company currently uses
operational systems and relational databases but desires to expand into data warehousing.
All information technology (hardware and software) must be redesigned to meet
organizational needs. The solution should be implemented in either a hosted
solution, on-site solution, or a hybrid model. The CEO is expecting you to
integrate different technologies from different solution providers and
incorporate industry best practices in connection with the development of
technological systems. In addition, the CEO is extremely interested in cloud
technologies and virtualization but is leery of security issues; however, the
CEO is sure that you will implement proper security protocols. The company
currently consists of twenty five (25) employees but is expected to increase to
sixty five (65) employees when the merger is complete.
Section 1: Project Introduction
- Write a four to six (4-6) page project introduction
that documents the current state of the organization prior to any
development or enhancements, takes into account all the information given
above, and includes the following:
information of the company.
regarding the type of business activities that the company is involved
on outsourcing and offshoring opportunities.
description of the current information systems that the company has to
support the business. The description should include an overview of the
operational systems, databases,
and data warehousing.
cloud technology and virtualization.
network infrastructure and
use of at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar
Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
- Be typed, double
spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all
sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.
Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
- Include a cover
page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the
professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the
reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
Use this template APA_Template_With_Advice_(6th_Ed) .doc
Class Books [Dean_Lane(auth.)]_The_Chief_Information_Officer's(BookZZ.org).pdf, [Joe_Stenzel(auth.)]_CIO_Best_Practices_Enabling_(BookZZ.org).pdf