Computer Science
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Task 1


Simple Getaways, Inc. is a fictional, midsize travel and tourism company. After several years of growth, including expanding from a single office in California to 12 offices in various areas of the western United States, Simple Getaways now finds itself struggling with the effects of that growth. Communication and information-sharing between offices are problematic. Ensuring that two people in the same office are looking at the same data has been an ongoing issue as well.

After determining that further growth of the business is dependent on more efficient processing of information both within and between offices, management has budgeted for the design and implementation of a new system to address these concerns.

For this task, you are to act as a consultant for Simple Getaways. You are expected to review the attached “Request for Proposal” (RFP) from Simple Getaways and submit a written response containing a suggested solution for the issues outlined in the RFP. You may include additional information in your response if you feel that it would help Simple Getaways make a decision on which vendor to choose for the project.


A.  Write a response (e.g., proposal, letter) to the Simple Getaways RFP by doing the following:

1.  Describe how the challenges in the Simple Getaways RFP affect key stakeholders.

2.  Discuss the differences between the actual performance and the desired performance of Simple Getaways.

3.  Recommend a technological solution to the challenges in the Simple Getaways RFP.

a.  Justify how the recommended solution will address the challenges in the Simple Getaways RFP.

B.  If you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

Task 2


Northeastern Health Services, Inc. (NHS), a fictional health services company, was created to address the health and welfare needs of under served patients in rural Maine and its environs. Despite the remote locations of its clinics in small townships along the Canadian border, NHS’s goal is to provide state-of-the-art health services to its client base, including offering complete medical imaging services with rapid turnaround of results and diagnoses. This is accomplished by partnering with the medical imaging analysis unit of a major hospital in the greater New York area. This requires the rapid transmission of electronic imaging files that can be extremely large in size, upwards of 100 MB each, via a secure, encrypted Internet connection.

Lately, as NHS has built out its network of clinics to the remotest areas of northern Maine, it has faced increasing difficulty in procuring the high-speed Internet services that are required to transmit the large imaging files. Because of this, they have asked your consulting firm to evaluate its options for bringing Internet connectivity to these remote locations.

Your initial review of the locations has revealed a number of facts:

•  All locations are within reach of landline telephone company wiring.

•  All locations are served by a local cable television provider.

•  All locations are within reach of existing cell towers, but signal strength varies widely from office to office, and often within each office due to prevailing weather conditions. Solar flares also appear to affect cell reception more in these locations than at the more southerly-located clinics.

•  All locations are subject to heavy rainfall and snowfall that affects the performance of satellite services.

You have been asked to compile research on possible technological solutions.


A.  Develop an annotated bibliography containing ten references that can be used to evaluate five potential technological solutions for the scenario.

Note: The bibliography should consist of a minimum of ten entries from peer-reviewed journals, professional organizational websites, blogs, magazine articles, or any other academic reference. 

1.  Discuss the following for each reference:

•  The potential technological solution

•  Its use

•  Its application to the given scenario

B.  Recommend one of the technological solutions from part A for NHS to adopt.

1.  Justify your recommendation based on the goals of NHS.

2.  Discuss where NHS would fall on a technological acceptance curve.

a.  Explain whether your proposed solution would be accepted by NHS management, based on your knowledge of their business.

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