The focus of this market brief report should not simply be a technical
description of the topic. Possible issues that you might discuss in your report are the economic
costs of the technology, or typical organizational motivations for selecting this technology, or
technical factors that might limit where an organization could use this technology. For example, if
the topic of your report was "Voice and Data Wiring Standards", your paper should not be an
extended discussion of the technical characteristics of copper wire. While it's important to know
that CAT-5 wiring can be used up to 100Mbps and has a given db loss over 100 meters, the
focus should also be on business issues, such as how upgrading office wiring systems to Cat-5
cabling might permit voice-over-IP applications.
Final Deliverable: An Organized Report with Bibliography
Your report should be 5-7 double-spaced pages in length, excluding the cover sheet
and bibliography. Your report must be typewritten, must use a 12 point font and 1"
margins. Each page (other than the cover sheet) should include a footer with your first
initial and last name(s) left justified and the page number (e.g., "Page 1") right justified.
Your report is required to reference at least five sources upon which you based your
paper. Sources should not include marketing or advertising literature. Your sources
must be organized in a bibliography, and all references must be cited in your paper.
References in the bibliography must be prepared according to one of the standard style
sheets (e.g., MLA, APA, IEEE, ACM). Be sure to use complete references for online
sources. Simply referencing a website is *not* acceptable.