Resources: LaFleur Virtual
Organization, University of Phoenix Material: Final Learning Team Paper and
Consolidate all sections of
the paper into a final single submission including a persuasive conclusion that
will convince the company executives that these networking and communications
installations are feasible and necessary. The paper should be 10- to 12-pages formatted
consistent with APA guidelines.
must design a network telecommunications upgrade for the LaFleur Trading
Company on the Virtual Organizations web site.
Enterprise-Wide Network Scenario
LaFleur Trading Company wants to review their current network and
telecommunications system. They are
currently using a Windows® 2003 server for network operations but
want to look at also using UNIX® or Linux systems as possible
additions to increase overall communication security. Unfortunately, little
information is available for their current operations. It is necessary to
complete research to determine what type of network and communication systems
could be the best choices for this type of business. Some assumptions must be
made but should be supported by adequate outside research on what has been used
for similar companies.
part of the project assignment, you must also examine the LaFleur Trading Company Organizational Chart on the
Virtual Organizations website.
Current Network Configuration
basis for the company network is three Core2 Duo Processor E6320 network
servers, using a Cisco® 2811 router. Network connections are handled
through a Cisco® smart switch bank with the capability of 200
connections. The current network
operating system is Windows® 2003, but not all patches and updates
have been installed, which causes some issues with communication. The computer
room is near the CIO’s office
and includes connection via T1.
The web server and
applications including the customer database are being maintained on one of the
three servers previously described.
The new network is to
allow the following:
All sales, finance, and operations need to share
customer order databases to ensure accurate inventory, successful delivery of
orders, and that payments are received and accounted for accurately.
Operations must be able to be able to monitor
deliveries both through the database and through contact with drivers.
All employees must have secure company e-mail.
All employees must be able to e-mail to people
outside the company.
There must be web access to all, but also an Intranet
with appropriate safeguards.
Remote access must be available for executive,
sales, and delivery personnel.
Provide the most economical and efficient
Firewall to Internet capability
Configuration of network system that ensures
secure access for all employees and protects corporate and customer data