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Hardware and Software Components
The 21st century is indeed the century of the information age, and the information contained on web pages are recorded on hard disk drives from within computers: this information was duplicated from that physical device to other such devices multiple times before it made the trip to one's web browser and monitor. Information is indeed distinct from the devices which are engaged to store and transmit it. This paper will examine the nuances and needs of various hardware and software components: hardware components of any given computer system are the electronic and mechanical parts; the software components are the data and the programs installed. Within a computer system, the major and most fundamental components of a system are the processor, the main memory, the secondary memory, the input devices and the output devices. Most of these components are contained in a metal structure or apparatus and…
Furman.edu. (2013, September 23). IT Infrastructure: Hardware and Software. Retrieved from Furman.edu: http://cs.furman.edu/~pbatchelor/mis/Slides/Infrastructure%20Hardware%20and%20Software%20Week%202.pdf
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Sigma, S. (2013, October 4). 5 Software Development Trends To Look Out For In 2013. Retrieved from Exploreb2b.com: https://exploreb2b.com/articles/5-software-development-trends-to-look-out-for-in-2013
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Hardware and oftware
A new company always finds that theINT
right hardware and software combination very essential. The new business involves providing persons that are taking part in video games with a chance to get few dollars an hour, to take part in every hottest game on the market, in spite of what gaming console or what it is time in the morning. This company will just give opportunity for even two hundred computer stations of pure gaming excitement and not only that but even a patched theater sized screen to give spectators opportunity to watch in house movies or tournaments during the time of play.
This company needs the potential of operating about two hundred gamming station (Pods). This implies that the company will have to be in possession of a sufficient supply of power. From every gamming station or Pod, it is intended to run a gamming computer…
Sony (2009). Play Station (1,2,3) Switching System. Confidential Stair & Reynolds (2006). Fundamentals of Information Systems.
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Canonical Ltd. (2009). Ubuntu Linux 9.04. Retrieved June 2, 2009 from: Ubuntu.com, http://www.ubuntu.com/
Hardware and Software Technology
This paper examines contemporary hardware and software trends. Cloud computing is an emerging technology offering computer applications and services that are typically delivered over the Internet on a subscription or pay-per-resource basis. The services are available from data centers that are physically located all over the world, which taken together, are referred to as the "cloud." (The Internet is frequently represented by a cloud in software and networking diagrams.) Clouds may be either public or private. Companies like IBM (Gaultier, 2011) and Microsoft promote the use of private clouds which typically consist of sets of servers run by government agencies or large companies for the exclusive use of their employees (Rosoff, 2011).
Cloud computing allows users to connect to resources running on servers that may be shared or pooled, as opposed to a single dedicated server, as is often the case using the client-server computing…
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LinkedIn. (2011). Investor FAQs. Retrieved October 2, 2011 from: http://investors.linkedin.com/faq.cfm
Gaultier, J.M. (2011, May 5). Cloud: Sogeti, an IBM business partner, provides solutions to help midsize businesses. [Video file] Retrieved October 2, 2011 from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oru9i9LBuZQ
IBM Case Study
In hardware security, the absence of right techniques and equipments increases the risk and chances of failure. In business, it is rarely a great thing. However, all companies must take risks every now and then in cases where they have to explore new avenues of success. They appreciate secure and firm foundations that can minimize those threats. In technology deployment, the extent of security must be persistent. When filtered into more hardware components, the system speed and assistance for maximum change are enhanced. New resources like computerized discovery enhance the use of localized control hardware, which are part of this new and combined security technique. With protected foundations, other levels of protection can be included wherever they are needed. The need to protect data in a participative and sharing world can differ commonly. Protecting the integrity of the process cannot be ignored. The need to guarantee an…
Statistics in the Hardware Store
Statistics can be used in a variety of ways in a hardware store. Because it is a retail business, the main reason for the use of statistics for decision making that will help the business financially prosper. They are used to determine what products customers want and need and how much of each item to keep in stock. Statistics are used answer important questions like when customers are going to purchase and how much they are going to spend (Boatwright, Borle, & Kadane, 2003). They are also are used in pricing models for the merchandise, in the marketing strategies of the store (for example, determining who the target customer is), and almost every other aspect of the store's operation.
A hardware store has many uses for descriptive statistics. The owners and managers need to know what the data look like in order to make informed…
Khan, R. & Jain, D. (2005). An empirical analysis of price discrimination mechanisms and retailer profitability. Journal of Marketing Research, 42(4), 516-524.
Boatwright, P., Borle, S., & Kadane, J. (2003). A model of the joint distribution of purchase quantity and timing. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 98, 564-572.
Tom's Hardware Guide eview
Structure and Purpose
Tom's Hardware Guide is one of the most popular online resource sites for technology. It was established in 1996 by Dr. Thomas Pabst and is currently owned by Best of Media Group Company, which is one of the world's top three online publishers for technology. In 1998, Tom's Hardware Guide drew over 400,000-page requests a day, 12 million a month (Pabst, Desmond, Barber, & Gross, 1998), and 42 million average monthly page views in 2007 (Best of Media Group, 2008). It offers in-depth information for personal computer and computer products. The structure of the site is well laid out and organized so that information is readily accessible. Tabbed categories for Articles, News, Forums, Charts, IT Pros, Brands, and Shopping are easy to use.
Analysis: Pros and Cons
The depth and breadth of information offered is one of the guide's strongest assets. Users greatly…
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Computer Hardware Industry: Marketing and Advertising Strategies
Within this research paper, an overview will be provided of marketing and advertising strategies utilized within the computer hardware industry. For the purposes of accomplishing this aim, the strategies used by Gateway, Dell, and Hewlett Packard will be examined. As each company is analyzed, comparisons and contrasts will be made with strategies used by the competitors.
According to Fikes (2003), Gateway Inc., once famous for its incorporation of cows within its marketing put its famous cow out to pasture last year and repackaged itself as the hub of digital technologies from cameras to computers to plasma televisions and MP3 players. With the company's struggle to maintain itself within the top three in the computer hardware industry, Gateway hopes that its new efforts will lead to an increase in loyalty on the part of customers, resulting in increased profits and the potential for…
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Ace Hardware is a brick-and-mortar and online business-to-consumer (2C) company selling a diversified set of products that meet the needs of specific genders, age groups, ethnic categories and income levels. Traditional marketing tools such as commercial advertising on radio, television and newspapers and distribution of catalogs and flyers are useful for reaching many consumers and for building brand awareness. However, mass marketing is not good at appealing to consumers that have very different needs and backgrounds. Online direct marketing, on the other hand, is aimed at targeted specific audiences. In the past, mass marketing has been more affordable than direct marketing, but the Internet has dramatically altered these cost dynamics. The Internet and database marketing now make it possible to affordably create customer profiles, segment customers into profitability or preference groups, and develop a different strategy for each group as this paper will discuss.
The Web site itself…
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In order to control these risks, frequent reviews of progress and potential changes to trajectory would be needed.
The management and development of a software system would require numerous steps, beginning with identifying the specific communications needs that the system would need to meet, and ensuring that these needs are being adequately and efficiently met throughout the design and implementation phases of the project would also be necessary. Ongoing evaluation following implementation would ensure the system continually improved and changed along with communication needs.
For the next development project, the strategy that would be recommended is a more integrated and small-team approach, allowing for detailed examination of issues to take place and be shared amongst team members without the complications and delays that occur when large and/or less focused teams are expected to deliver the same results, This strategy also enables for faster responses to evaluations of the…
Ultimately, there are few such issues that will emerge in the normal course of business -- doing business across state lines merely shifts the legal jurisdiction to the federal realm and is by no means prohibited. The company will need to retain legal counsel with respect to ensuring that its website adheres to the Commerce Clause and subsequent rulings pertaining to Internet commerce across state lines. The company will also need to ensure that its Internet activities are conducted in accordance with local laws as well, particularly with respect to the collection and payment of taxes.
Tool demonstrations are an interesting area. On the Internet site, these will have to take the form of videos, but the in-store demonstrations with the customer using the tool open the company up to significant legal liability. Should somebody be injured testing a power tool in a Hal's location, the location is likely to…
Armour, S. (2009). Home improvement projects decline with sagging economy. USA Today. Retrieved July 21, 2011 from http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/housing/2009-03-23-home-remodeling-projects-decline_N.htm
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Comparison of Product Suitability
The Inspiron Mini 10 1018) Netbook http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-mini1018/pd) meets all of my needs for a portable computer as described. However, for full computer functions that include a 40 GB hard-drive, 1.86 Gigahertz microprocessor speed, 512 MB RAM, with Windows XP Pro Business Suite, CDRW and DVD burner, I use an IBM Thinkpad Model-Year 2005 T-43
The full-feature capabilities of this IBM Thinkpad are equivalent to a basic desktop computer for most home computing and student needs. It lacks the dual core processor that has become standard for many new laptops and it is very heavy, at more than 8 pounds, and it has a limited battery life of only slightly more than two hours. However, it has proven a tremendous value because I purchased it for less than $200 from a bulk used computer dealer who refurbishes and restores good-condition laptops that were used previously under…
( http://www.amazon.com/Thinkpad-T43-1-86GHz-Laptop-Notebook/dp/B000979258/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1287825031&sr=1-1 ).
The full-feature capabilities of this IBM Thinkpad are equivalent to a basic desktop computer for most home computing and student needs. It lacks the dual core processor that has become standard for many new laptops and it is very heavy, at more than 8 pounds, and it has a limited battery life of only slightly more than two hours. However, it has proven a tremendous value because I purchased it for less than $200 from a bulk used computer dealer who refurbishes and restores good-condition laptops that were used previously under corporate leases.
While the 2005 IBM might not have provided sufficient processing speed, RAM, and other capabilities to run the latest advanced graphics and specialized software used by web designers, graphic artists, and by gamers, it has been a perfect complement to my much more portable Netbook. By making do at home with a 2005 IBM Thinkpad, I was able to purchase the latest model Netbook with the most advanced capabilities available and also having access to a full-feature laptop at home that is less portable but more powerful.
Computer hardware and software
Computer software refers to a collection of procedures, computer programs and codes that perform different functions on a computer system. Software systems are often classified into system software, programming software, and application software. Any physical device used in or with a computer is referred to as computer hardware. A computer display monitor, a CD-OM and a printer are all examples of hardware.
Functions of computer hardware
The following are the functions of different computer hardware:
Internal system unit components
A processer, also known as the central processing unit (CPU), enables the operating system and operating software run on a system, by executing a set of instructions (Clements, 2006). A motherboard holds the processor and links internal components, such as the random access memory (AM), together using communication buses. Basic input/output system (BIOS) is responsible for linking computer software and hardware (Clements, 2006). It ensures…
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Trusted Platform Module is a dedicated microprocessor that is designed to secure computer hardware. TPM secures hardware by integrating cryptographic keys into the computer devices. According to Potter (2009)
the cryptographic keys are specific to the host system and they are used for authenticating the host systems hardware. Using hardware-based cryptography will ensure that all the information stored in the hardware is protected from any external software attacks. TPM security is vital to ensure that threats that occur at the hardware level are detected, and prevented from spreading to other computers. Hardware level threats target the BIOS system. When the computer BIOS has been attacked no software antivirus will have the capability to recognize the attack. TPM will authenticate the hardware in the system to provide platform integrity. Platform integrity will measure the integrity of the boot sector, disk MB, BIOS, and operating system. The integrity measurement is intended to…
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Potter, B. (2009). High time for trusted computing. Security & Privacy, IEEE, 7(6), 54-56.
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While there are problems with using two cards at the same time, they can be worked out with study and creativity. In fact, there are ways to use two AGP slots on the same computer, so nothing can be ruled out when it comes to combining cards and slots (Weinand, 2004).
In conclusion, graphics cards have evolved from simple chips that displayed nothing more than text into graphic wonders that can create just about any kind of detail and rendering for the computer user. While graphics cards continue to evolve, they also continue to be an integral part of the 21st century computer system. They will continue to add vivid color, striking details, and complex capabilities for computer users far into the future. They may be used in concert with one another, and there are certainly new developments on the horizon that most computer users have not even contemplated today..…
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It Leadership At Hefty Hardware Case Study
Companies are made up of different departments with specified functions and responsibilities. For success, it is important to ensure that each of the departments works in collaboration with other departments and that their various functions are supported by the company's general approach and objectives. This appears to be the main confront with the Leadership at Hefty Hardware. The leadership of the IT department was unable to understand the needs of the business department critically and ensuring that they were incorporated into the various sub-departmental levels (McKeen & Smith, 2012).
An analysis of the case study reveals that there lacks effectiveness between IT and Business departments at Hefty Hardware. The first issue relates to the effectiveness of interdepartmental communication. The different departments lack relevant communication channels leading to the presence of a lot of dysfunction. The management further fails to develop an…
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Smartphone Market Environmental Analysis
Wireless technologies, hardware platforms and the operating systems enabling them are the most disruptive series of innovations influencing how people, companies, organizations and entire nations communicate (radley, 2010). Leading this transformation is the continual developments in operating systems and applications that are making enterprise application-level functionality available on smartphones and tablet PCs at an increasing rate. Microsoft and their Windows Mobile operating system and their recently announced alliance with Nokia, the initial success of the Apple iOS operating system, and the rapid growth of the Google Android operating system illustrate how competitive the smartphone market has become. The evolution of hardware standards including 4G and EV-DO (Evolution, Data Optimized) are also making smartphones and tablet devices even more ubiquitous and free from the constraints of previous-generation Wi-Fi technologies (radley, 2011). EV-DO and 4G technologies allow a smartphone or tablet PC to be used anywhere without regard…
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Importance of Hardware and Software for the Computer
Computer hardware refers to the physical entities of a computer like a motherboard, keyboard, mouse, RAM, hard drive etc. These components are designed to perform particular functions that are directed by the software. The hardware components are used to power and control the computer making is usable. Most of the hardware components are mostly hidden meaning that they are not seen and are enclosed within the casing of the computer. Hardware and software are interconnected. Without software hardware of the computer would not have any function. Computer hardware is limited to the specific tasks that are taken independently. Software consists of the instructions that tell the hardware how to perform a particular task. Software has the ability to perform numerous tasks as opposed to hardware which only performs mechanical tasks that it is designed for. Software is important because it…
Hardware / Software
Hardware / Software
To ensure effective implementation, I would have pilot sessions with a select group of employees. These pilot sessions are designed to provide solutions to problems within the implementation process. If the small group utilizing the software encounters problems, they can be addressed prior to the full scale implementation. I would then fix the problems and role pilot the software to a still larger group of select individuals. I would do this until I was relatively sure that many of the more major problems are eliminated. If codes still remain in the system, I would simply identify the cause of the issue and take actions to mitigate it appropriately. Hopefully, through the pilot program mentioned above, these issues can be eliminated…
A virtualized environment also meets the requirement of offsite backup storage and geographical compliance requirements.
Virtualization is also important to an organization with a mobile workforce because it enhances data concentration hence posing less risk of data loss compared to having the data dispersed on removable media, portable computers or embedded devices while out in the field. If the organizations security staff carefully constructs applications that restrict access and services to only the tasks and data that an employee requires to accomplish a given activity, then data exposure will be limited in the event that a device has been compromised.
On the other hand, a virtualized environment possess disadvantages to the business environment that may see to it that the organizations treasured business secrets are compromised and operations may come to a standstill.
Virtualization technologies may bring about system complexities to an organization's computer facilities compared to the traditional non-virtualized…
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Software and Hardware Problems
Introduction & Working Thesis Statement
Software is a pool of information that directs the digital computers of what to do and how to proceed. Software consists of numerous computer programs or appropriate data performing the role of giving instructions to the computer on how to interpret the input into useful information. Software or computer programs forms the component of the storage section of the digital device (computer). In scientific terms, software represents programs, algorithms, documentation, and procedures in relation to the functionality of the computer. Software is intangible unlike its contrast 'hardware'. It mainly concentrates on the operating systems as offering direct and indirect instruction. Computer hardware consists of the tangible components of the digital computer. Some of these components include keyboard, mouse, and hard disk among the rest. The main difference between software and hardware is that hardware is tangible while software exists in the…
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Analysis of esults:
The Disk Cleanup Tool should be part of normal maintenance on computers. The buildup of obsolete files overtime can cause degradation of your computer. After running disk clean up unneeded files were deleted which gave improved system performance.
Troubleshooting Tool 3: Virus scans
Having an up-to-date anti-virus software is an integral part of keeping your computer running smoothly. Simple steps should be taken to ensure your anti-virus is running properly. Ensure definitions are up-to-date by running live update regularly and have scheduled virus scans.
The following steps overview how to use Symantec Endpoint Protection:
1. Select Start (All Programs (Symantec Endpoint Protection (Symantec Endpoint Protection.
2. The status of "Your computer is protected." Should be displayed. If it is not, take the listed actions on screen to turn on protection. Select the "Live Update" button on the left-side of the screen.
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Consultancy Inc. is a small business organization specializing in the management consultancy for various businesses in the United States. ecent growth experienced by the Best Consultancy has made the company to integrate network technology to facilitate the business agility. Thus, my neighbor, who is the owner of the business, has contacted me to assist him in designing a network system that could serve his business purpose. Meanwhile, Best Consultancy requires the following network devices in the company network technology:
laptops, 2 workstations, and 1 server supporting 3 users
quality networked printer
File and folder sharing
Multiple email addresses
Basic security environment which similar to home environment
Initial investment of $5,000 or less
ecurring costs to be less than $200 per month
To design the network system for Best Consultancy, it is essential to integrate the following network devices for the company network technology:
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Design Considerations and Workarounds
Implementation of an informatics system in nursing
The nursing profession continues to evolve with the advancing technology, ensuring that it maintains standards of quality in service. In the endeavor to facilitate quality healthcare, the profession endorsed the use of medical informatics systems. The nursing informatics integrates the three subjects of nursing science, computer science and information science. The practice employs these facilities in managing and communicating data and information while in line of duty. The informatics in nursing facilitates integration of information and knowledge to support the patients, nurses and doctors in decision making roles and administering of care (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2012). Information technology is essentially the significant aspect of the informatics; thus, it is necessary for hospitals to consider the quality of the technology they employ.
Medical informatics systems
The medical informatics systems support a variety of activities in the hospital or clinic…
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Ace Hardware is a large national chain of independent hardware and home improvement franchise retail outlets. At the particular retail store in question, the policy of employee seniority, as it relates to all matters other than vacation allocation,
is either applied inconsistently, or ignored outright, resulting in antagonism between co-workers, erosion of respect for management, and ultimately, undermining employee morale in general.
Manager Mike iley has been with the organization since 1994 and has been in charge of day-to-day operations since 1998. Several employees have worked at Ace almost as long as Mike, while two others, Brian Knight and Kevin Brady, were hired more recently, by Mike, since his promotion to Management. Brian and Mike
grew up in the same neighborhood, attending the same high school where they were good friends before losing touch while Brian served four years in military service.
Kevin was first introduced…
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Understanding Console Hardware Before a Purchase
When purchasing new gaming console hardware, a person must complete detailed research in order to understand what the most important factors are, at what specifications to have the factors at, future trends or cutting technology, the major manufacturers, and price range to expect and where to purchase. By preparing ahead of time, a consumer will be able to buy the best device at the best price.
The consumer should also be concerned about the console's hard drive space. Whenever the console's computer saves information, it is stored on the hard drive within the system. This is true for items saved by the user, such as gaming scores, profiles, and downloaded software, but may also be saved before delivery or by the console, such as auto save or operating software. It is important to be realistic about how much space will be needed,…
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Chief Security Officer:
As the Chief Security Officer for a local University, my main role is establishing and maintaining an enterprise wide information security program that helps to ensure all data and information assets are not compromised. This process involves developing a plan to conduct a security program that prevent computer crimes, establishes a procedure for investigation, and outlines laws that are applicable for potential offenders. To develop an effective plan, the process would involve identifying recent computer attacks or other offenses that have been carried out against higher educational institutions and processes established by these institutions to prevent the recurrence of the crimes. In addition, procedures, methodologies, and technologies that could be bought to lessen computer crime threats and effective laws for convicting offenders will also be examined. The other parts of the process include identifying computer crime fighting government programs and the types and costs of computer forensics…
"Data Security Breach at Ferris State University." (2013, August 16). Local. CBS Local Media.
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Technology in Instructional Delivery: The Case of Capella University
The use of technology, particularly Internet technology, in instructional delivery in educational institutions has revolutionized the way people access and utilize educational information. Online instructional delivery, either in mixed (combination of traditional and online modes of instruction) or purely online formats, have made learning more interactive, not only between the learner and the tool, but also between the teacher and learner and among learners themselves. This increasing demand for an online mode of instruction delivery in educational institutions is a reflection of the need to not only adopt the new technology, but also to 'manipulate' this technology to suit the users' learning needs (oschmann, 1996:8). The following description of the technology of instructional delivery at Capella University demonstrates this point.
In addition to its traditional format of instructional delivery, which is face-to-face classroom setting, Capella University has an online learning system…
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To elaborate, he used his 'transistor' to build logic circuits that program each cell's behavior. For instance, he was able to tell a cell to change color in the presence of both a specified two enzymes. Remarked Kleem (online): "Endy envisions plant-based environmental monitors, programmed tissues and even medical devices that "make Fantastic Voyage come true," (Kleem, 04.02.13).
In the first (grainy) image below, Endy's DNA "buffer gates" flash different colors according to their situation. In the image below that, we have a string of DNA -- we see the code of the a's, C's, T's and G's -- that has been programmed by synthetic biologist Eric Winfree of the California Institute of Technology --.
(Excerpted from Keim, B Computers Made Out of DNA, lime and Other trange tuff
Timothy Lu, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is taking this idea further by building cellular computers…
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Virtual infrastructure is far more flexible and easily managed than conventional physical servers, allowing administrators to manage and optimize services globally across the enterprise ("Making Your Business Disaster eady With Virtual Infrastructure")."
The picture on the left is a depiction of the VMware Infrastructure. As you can see, there are various levels of virtual management. This VMware infrastructure guarantees that the enterprise servers, network and storage are secure and accessible.
VMware Incorporated actually offers and product suite composed of the VMware ESX Server, VMware server and VMware VirtualCenter and VMotion. According to the Whitepaper the VMware ESX Server is the primary tool used for providing virtualization-based dispersed services to it environments ("Making Your Business Disaster eady..."). The main component of the ESX server is a virtualization layer that extracts memory, processor, storage and networking resources into various virtual machines that operate next to one another on the same physical server…
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High Performance Computing (HPC) is a term that has emerged in today's world to replace the yesteryears' custom of supercomputer. In the previous years, supercomputer is a term that generated thoughts of extremely complicated machines that were solving problems that humans could not really understand. Since supercomputers permitted entry of at least seven figures, they were commonly used by engineers and scientists who needed to deal with such figures rapidly. However, this concept has paved way for the emergence of commodity-based supercomputing that is commonly known as High Performance Computing. The main focus of High Performance Computing (HPC) is the ability to process huge amounts of data in short periods of time. High Performance Computing (HPC) is associated with various technologies with varying software and hardware requirements for administrative and operational tasks needed to process data securely.
The Concept of High Performance Computing
Eadline (2009), states that high performance computing…
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business plan for a software company, Nerd Patrol. It contains an analysis of the company's ownership, business operations, and organizational structure, projects its revenues and costs of operations for the short run, and presents some important marketing strategies for the success of its business in the IT industry.
Introduction and Brief Description of the Venture
This paper presents a business plan for a new software company, Nerd Patrol that provides a number of software and hardware products, technical services, and web solutions to individual and business customers. The plan constitutes all the major operational, personnel, financial, and marketing strategies which Nerd Patrol will pursue during its initial phase of business set up. The opening section introduces the business in brief and proceeds by explaining the organizational and key business players. The "Financial Analysis" section presents projected revenues and costs of operations for the company by highlighting the major investments and…
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Network Support Technologies Case Study
Project Scope, Schedule, and Budget
Type and Configuration of the Network
User Policies and Legal Issues
Life of Equipment
Providing an Online Radio Service
Information is now growing at speeds never thought imaginable. Today's world of Information Technology (IT) has provided the dynamic platform in which exponentially growing information resources emerge. This complex arena of knowledge management provides tremendous advantages to modern society. It allows individuals greater and faster access to resources that, in turn, can be used to facilitate more accurate decision making. This is especially true in the realm of academia.
Avington College's students will reap tremendous benefits from providing a blended e-learning solution. E-learning provides many inherent advantages through its method of delivery. Digital content can be implemented nearly as fast as it is created with virtually no risk of obsolescence. hen e-learning is…
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Lsof is also a utility that can be used to troubleshoot networks. It produces a list of all the open files and gives you an option of tailoring the output to your mode.
For windows XP there are several troubleshooting tools that can come in handy
as noted by Bradley Mitchell (2011);
Ping helps in verifying whether the TCP/IP is installed properly and correctly on a PC, that a PC has successfully joined the network, that the PC can access the internet, that a remote computer or website is correctly responding and also verify that a PC name resolution is working.
IPconfig helps in showing the configuration of the TCP/IP. It displays the IP address, the network/internet gateway address and the network (subnet) mask. It helps verify that the TCP/IP configuration has been correctly set up.
Hostname always helps in displaying computer name and is a tool use on a…
Chris Brake, (2011). How to Practice the 5 Steps of Computer Troubleshooting.
Computer Hope, (2011). Basic software troubleshooting.
Determine whether Mr. Ebersol was guilty of shoplifting. If Mr. Ebersol was guilty of shoplifting, determine what he can expect his punishment to be.
Mr. Ebersol purchased a flathead screwdriver from the hardware store on Saturday, but purchased a Phillips head screwdriver by mistake. Mr. Ebersol returned to the store with the intention of purchasing screws for his new screwdriver. When he discovered that the hardware store was out of flathead screws, Mr. Ebersol left the flathead screwdriver on the counter and left the store with a Phillips head screwdriver in his pocket. Mr. Ebersol was detained, interrogated for 2 1/2 hours, and released with shoplifting charges against him.
(1) Is Mr. Ebersol guilty of shoplifting?
(2) If Mr. Ebersol is guilty of shoplifting, what can his expected punishment be?
(1) Mr. Ebersol is not guilty of…
Summarize the actions that lead to the lawsuit.
The actions that lead to the lawsuit are from an Ace Hardware franchisee alleging that they were defrauded by the company. What happened is oy and Pattie Ewers are suing based on the fact that the company deceived them into buying a well-known hardware store in Northern Virginia (named Fisher Hardware). The basic idea is that the Ewers' would make an initial purchase. While Ace, set up the franchise and helped the facility to build upon the customer base that was established over 60 years. ("Ace Hardware Lawsuit," 2012)
However, after the Ewers' received a $1.8 million SBA loan is when they were facing numerous difficulties with a supply chain that was filled with bugs. To make matters worse sales were much lower than the financial figures that oy Ewers examined before purchasing the store. The combination of these factors…
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Barkoff, R. (2008). Fundamentals of Franchising. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association.
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Third, subsystems engineers are more attuned to how their specific product and technology areas are driven by external market forces and market dynamics than system engineers typically are. The reason is that subsystem engineers, both hardware and software, seek to understand how customer and market needs impact their existing and future designs. As both of these classes of subsystem engineers are more focused on how to create valuable contributions to their specific area of expertise, monitoring market and customer trends tends to be a passion for many of them. It is not unusual for example to see an engineering team know more about market trends, research, unmet customer needs and competitors than a marketing department for the same product (Hoberman, 2009). This is precisely why subsystem engineers in high technology companies often end up running product management, product marketing and corporate marketing because they have a better grasp of the…
David Carrington, Paul Strooper, Sharron Newby, & Terry Stevenson. (2005). An industry/university collaboration to upgrade software engineering knowledge and skills in industry. The Journal of Systems and Software, 75(1-2), 29-39.
George T. Dasher. (2003). The interface between systems engineering and program management. Engineering Management Journal, 15(3), 11-14.
R. Harrison, a.W. Colombo, a.A. We-st, & S.M. Lee. (2006). Reconfigurable modular automation systems for automotive power-train manufacture. International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 18(3), 175-190.
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Assurance and Security (IAS) Digital forensics (DF)
In this work, we take a look at three laboratory-based training structures that afford practical and basic knowledge needed for forensic evaluation making use of the latest digital devices, software, hardware and firmware. Each lesson has three parts. The duration of the first section of the three labs will be one month. These labs would be the largest labs. The Second section would consist of smaller labs. The training period duration in these labs would also generally be one month. The third section would consist of smallest labs. The duration of training period in these labs would be one week. The training will be provided in the field of software, programming concepts, flowcharting and algorithms and logical reasoning- both linear and iterative.
Part 1 Larger Labs:
Lab 1(Timeline Analysis)
Purposes and goals of the Lab (Lab VI):
Use MAC (Media Access Control, internet…
 Lab VI: Timeline Analysis. Available at https://cs.nmt.edu/~df/Labs/Lab06_sol.pdf
 LAB IV: File Recovery: Meta Data Layer. Available at
 Lab V: File Recovery: Data Layer Revisited. Available at
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Subtopic 6: Job management and protection; include a serious discussion of security aspects
The most commonly leveled criticism of operating systems is the inherent lack of security they have (Funell, 2010). Defining operating systems to have partitioned memory is just the start, as Microsoft learned with their Windows NT platform. Dedicated memory partitions by user account can be hacked and have been (Funell, 2010). The need for greater levels of user authentication is required, including the use of biometrics for advanced systems that have highly confidential data within them. The reliance on security-based algorithms that also seek to analyze patterns of use to anticipate security threats are increasingly in use today (Volkel, Haller, 2009). This aspect of an operating system can capture the levels of activity and the patterns they exhibit, which can provide insights into when a threat is present or not. The use of predictive security technologies, in…
Boudreau, K.. (2010). Open Platform Strategies and Innovation: Granting Access vs. Devolving Control. Management Science, 56(10), 1849-1872.
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Furnell, S.. (2010). Usability vs. complexity - striking the balance in end-user security. Network Security, 2010(12), 13-17.
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It also offered a relatively faster booting experience than its predecessors. This OS was widely accepted and became the standard OS for workstations in the industry and the personal computers at home. For indows Vista, although it was earlier stated that it would be much more reliable and secure than any other previous versions of indows, it was not well received by the it professionals and the industry for the reason that it was not stable and cost much more than indows XP and has a higher minimum hardware requirements.
indows XP Hardware Considerations typical personal computer with a minimum processor of 233 MHz, 64 MB of RAM and a hard disk of at least 1.5 GB can run the basic applications included in the indows XP operating system. Users of old indows operating systems such as the indows 98 and indows Me don't have to upgrade their hardware to…
Poque, David., Zacker Craig., Zacker, L.J. Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual. Sebastopol: Pogue Press/O'Reilly and Associates, Inc., 2003
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Arby Fields: Computing, Networking, And Information Technology Hardware and Software ecommendations
Fields Comprehensive Youth Services Inc. (FCYS) is a small nonprofit company based in southern California that serves adolescent male who are dependent and delinquent minors. FCYS has thirty employees. This study addresses the computing needs of the organization including hardware and software requirements as well as requirements for information technology security in the organization.
The purpose of this study is to identify computing hardware and software requirements for Fields Comprehensive Youth Services, Inc. In addition to the requirements of the organization for information technology security to protect the system chosen for implementation. This organization is presently utilizing four desktop computers purchased in 2005. The organization needs to purchase a solution that will accommodate future needs of cloud computing and to enable internal file sharing among multiple client sites. Another problem the organization faces is the manner in which documents…
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Bright, P. (2013). Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003 enter their final support year. Arstechnica. Retrieved online: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/04/windows-xp-internet-explorer-6-office-2003-enter-their-final-support-year/
Lessons Learned - Plagiarism, Proper Citations, Paraphrasing
A Masters Degree in Information Systems builds on the student's former education, gives the student new, specific tools for using, understanding and building hardware and software, and prepares the student for valuable work in perhaps the most important global system developed to date. In obtaining a Masters Degree in Information Systems, the student must learn state-of-the-art knowledge, with one phase building on the one before it, and enabling the student to keep learning throughout his/her life and keep developing new systems to keep up with demand. In obtaining this Degree, the student must learn to recognize and avoid plagiarism, use proper citations and properly paraphrase.
Plagiarism is using the thoughts and words of another as your own, without giving credit to the original author (Bouville, 2008). Plagiarism is currently a major problem in education and in business. In fact, though plagiarism…
Aziz, J., Hashim, F., & Razak, N.A. (2012, August). Anecdotes of plagiarism: Some pedagogical issues and considerations. Retrieved on January 7, 2013 from search.proquest.com Web site: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1033044660/13B786D17AB487DE4DF/9?accountid=28844
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Enterprise-Level Business System
Design and Modeling Specifics
Preliminary Design Model
Design Trade-Off Approach
Specify trade-offs among cost, schedule, and performance to be used in final design choice for hardware, software and human interface. Also include a discussion of the rationale for making these designs choices and any impact known to achieving the confirmed requirements as previously specified.
Grid system allows the coordinated use of servers and storage.
One computer" approach for a whole organization will encourage greater unity in management structure of sharing data and solve problem of separate interfaces.
Also, Oracle's LINUX technology is the industry leader in website design and troubleshooting help would be critical in creating new interactive website.
Turn 64 small servers into a giant mainframe. It's fast, it's cheap...and it never breaks. hen a server goes down, your system keeps on running. (Oracle, 2004)
Could be intimidating for non-technical staff to…
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Connect the Dots for Your Company
Network and Hardware Section of the Google Strategic Plan
The following network and hardware section of the Google strategic plan is predicated on how the Google business model will increasingly concentrate on cloud computing as a core sector of organic new growth. Reducing the overall cost of ownership, increasing reliability and service responsiveness, and increasing the capacity to quickly launch new services is critical to attaining long-term revenue and profit objectives (Google Investor Relations, 2014). Creating a solid technological foundation for Google to continue expanding on globally is also a strategic objective of this plan. Inherent in any design of Google strategic information technology (IT) plan is contingency planning and back-up plans to ensure systems availability and long-term reliability (Google Investor Relations, 2014). This section of the Google strategic plan also includes key components of this aspect of strategic IT planning as well.
Beimborn, D., Miletzki, T., & Wenzel, S. (2011). Platform as a service (PaaS). Business & Information Systems Engineering, 3 (6), 1-384.
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John Lindstrom, Soren Samuelsson, & Ann Hagerfors. (2010). Business continuity planning methodology. Disaster Prevention and Management, 19(2), 243-255.
Paul, S., Jain, R., Samaka, M., & Pan, J. (2014). Application delivery in multi-cloud environments using software defined networking. Computer Networks, 68, 166.
UMUC Haircuts Stage
Process Models -- Technology Solution
Strategy for Competitive Advantage: Increase customer loyalty and customer base (from advertising and foot traffic) through marketing and the assessment of the shop location and potential marketing partners.
Business Process to Improve: Employee scheduling.
Business Process Explanation
Current business process. Scheduling employees is one of the most time consuming tasks facing Myra, the owner of UMUC Haircuts. The current employee scheduling process is conducted entirely by hand. When Myra hires a new employee, she asks them to identify their availability according to three categories: 1) Best and most consistently free days and times; 2) generally free days and times; and 3) days and times reserved for personal needs. Myra makes every effort to work with her employees to optimally schedule according to their personal needs, which include time to attend classes, work a second job, and care for their children or elderly…
Bucklin, L.P. And Sengupta, S. (1993, April). Organizing successful co-marketing alliances. Journal of Marketing, 57(2), 32-46. Retrieved http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/marketing/PAPERS/PBUCKLIN/organ.txt
Heineman, G.T. And Councill, W.T. (Eds.) (2011). Component-based software engineering: Putting the pieces together. Addison-Wesley, Boston, MA.
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Each onion router removes a layer of encryption to uncover routing instructions, and sends the message to the next router where this is repeated. This prevents these intermediary nodes from knowing the origin, destination, and contents of the message.
The predicted solution of the problems related to e-government administration depends on answering the following questions as brainstorming ideas to solve the problem and the features provided by the system or application.
1. An important step for processing of e-Government.
2. To ensure the confidentiality of information such as contracts for military weapons and other by Providing a high level of security as it is based on singing the data by combining multiple key values like user id, date stamp and transaction id which produce an encrypted key utilized and used only internally by the system for authentication and validation of user privileges. This procedure would make it…
Averyt, William. (2005). E-Government Reconsidered: Renewal of Governance for the Knowledge Age. American Review of Canadian Studies 35(4): 769-770.
Chaffee, a. (2000-08-17). "What is a web application (or "webapp")?"
Cohen, JE. (2000). Examined Lives: Informational Privacy and the Subject as Object. Stanford Law Review 52(5): 1373.
Bourquard, J.A. (2003, March). What's Up with E-Government? Digital Government Isn't a Silver Bullet, but as Part of a Long-Term Plan it May Provide a Means to Reduce State
Network Design Proposal
ABC School Stats/User Counts
Having a current strength of approximately 845 students, ABC School provides education from Pre-Kindergarten to the 12th Grade. According to the requirements of The New York School District, 250 Curriculum computers along with 75 Administration computers are to be installed. The requirements for the wiring per room of layer 1 are that it should adjust a total of 25 computers, 24 of which will be used for the curriculum, whereas one will be used for administrative purposes.
The model for the WAN is 2 layers of hierarchy having a total of 3 hubs, one connecting the District Office or the Data Center, one the Service Center, and the remaining one connecting the Black Hawk School. A Frame elay WAN will be responsible for providing the required internet services.
For all the hosts, interconnection devices, and servers an…
ArrowMail. (2011). "Advice on Choosing the best Range of IP Addresses to use on your LAN." Taken from: http://www.arrowmail.co.uk/articles/iprange.aspx
Begin Linux. (2010). Network Design for Small Business. Taken from: http://beginlinux.com/blog/2010/06/network-design-for-a-small-business
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elocating and Existing Business
Business elocation Literature eview: onnie's Place Convenience Store Four Oaks, NC
One of the most integral parts of successful business transitions of any kind is associated with proper and seemingly exhaustive research. A literature review of the particular issues associated with any business trend or transition can serve any business owner no matter how small their scope. Though it is important to understand the local and regional aspects of small business that can sometimes only be learned through owning a business in a particular region and practicing controlled trial and error, the larger concepts of business relocation and/or retail service practices also serve as a tool for better understandings of needs and practices.
In this particular case the owner of onnie's Place Convenience store will need to assess local and national information sources on issues particular to the transition that he/she is facing. Business relocation is…
Bertagnoli, L. (2003, Jan.13) Relocation can be risky; Stores on the move must calculate costs, retain clients. Crain's Chicago Business.
Degross, R. (2002, Oct. 5) North Carolina-based convenience store chain to close remaining 450 outlets. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News.
Delaurier, G.F. (2001, Sept.) Dying to serve you. Dollars & Sense.
Estey, R.B. (1982, Nov.-Dec.) Putting the people who come "after," "before" the decision to relocate facilities. Industrial Development.
However, this option is time-consuming to develop, which would put a freeze on new features for several months. The third option also carries a high cost associated with R&D on the hardware.
Our decision will be based on the following criteria: costs, payback and probability of success. The cost savings data can be easily calculated since the majority of costs are known in advance. We attempted to identify the cost drivers early in the process, which allowed us to detect escalating development costs so that we could determine when to abort. Payback is readily available through forecasts derived from historical data and in-hand purchase orders. Assumptions regarding the probability of success are derived from historical data and our in-depth knowledge of the industry as gathered through discussions with company management and other internal stakeholders. In calculating the probability of success we took several factors into account such as schedule…
Stated to be barriers in the current environment and responsible for the reporting that is inadequate in relation to medical errors are:
Lack of a common understanding about errors among health care professionals
Physicians generally think of errors as individual that resulted from patient morbidity or mortality.
Physicians report errors in medical records that have in turn been ignored by researchers.
Interestingly errors in medication occur in almost 1 of every 5 doses provided to patients in hospitals. It was stated by Kaushal, et al., (2001) that "the rate of medication errors per 100 admission was 55 in pediatric inpatients. Using their figure, we estimated that the sensitivity of using a keyword search on explicit error reports to detect medication errors in inpatients is about 0.7%. They also reported the 37.4% of medication errors were caused by wrong dose or frequency, which is not far away from our result of…
Discussion Paper on Adverse Event and Error Reporting In Healthcare: Institute for Safe Medication Practices Jan 24, 2000
Patient Safety/Medical Errors Online at the Premiere Inc. page located at: http://www.premierinc.com/all/safety/resources/patient_safety/downloads/patient_safety_policy_position_2001.doc
Medstat / Shortell, S. Assessing the Impact of Continuous Quality Improvement on Clinical Practice: What It Will Take to Accelerate Progress.
Health Policy Monitor (2001) A Publication of the Council of State Governments Vol. 6, No. 1 Winter/Spring 2001 PO18-0101
When one company looks at taking over another company that are many issues that must be looked at before a final bid can be put on the table. The first thing that the buying company must do is determine a vision for the combined companies. In the case of Oracles buy out of Sun Microsystems the visions that Oracles' Ellison was to transform the combination of the two companies into the Apple for the business customer by delivering high-quality, seamlessly integrated consumer products where software and hardware components were developed in conjunction, thus minimizing the customer setup process.
Ellison developed this vision by looking at what Sun Microsystems had that Oracle didn't and how would this acquisition help to better Oracles position in the market. If a company can buy another company at a practical price that has a unique niche in a particular industry it will more than…
"Contention for shared resources significantly impedes the efficient operation of multicore processors" (Fedorova, 2009). The authors of "Managing Contention for Shared Resources on Multicore Processors" (Fedorova, 2009) found that shared cache contention as well as prefetching hardware and memory interconnects were all responsible for performance degradation. After implementing a pain, sensitivity and intensity, model to test applications, the authors discovered that high miss rate applications must be kept apart and not co-scheduled on the same domain (memory). Therefore, the management of how the applications were scheduled by the scheduler would mitigate the performance degradation of the cache lines and the applications on the processors.
The authors built a prototype scheduler, called Distributed Intensity Online (DIO) that distributes intensive (high latest level cache (LLC) miss rates) after measuring online miss rates of the application. With the execution of eight different workloads for testing, the DIO improved workload performance by…
Arteaga, D. e. (n.d.). Cooperative Virtual Machine Scheduling on Multi-core Multi-threading Systems -- A Feasibility Study. Retrieved from Florida International University: http://visa.cs.fiu.edu/...i/tiki-download_file.php?field=25
Fedorova, A.B. (2009). Managing Contention for Shared Resources on Multicore Processors. Vancouver, Canada: Simon Frazier University.
Xu, C.C. (2010, Mar). Cache Contention and Application Performance Prediction for Multi-core Systems. Retrieved from University of Michigan: http://web.eecs.umich.edu/!zmao/Papers/xu10mar.pdf
Zhoa, Q. e. (2011, Mar). Dynamic Cache Contention Detection in Multi-threaded Applications. Retrieved from Massachusetts Institute of Technology: http://groups.csail.mit.edu/commit/papers/2011/zhao-vee11-cache-contention.pdf
BJ's Wholesale Enterprise Architecture
It is necessary to develop a business environment that shelters all applications under one roof. As such, the business environment will minimize the average cost of running a business and ensure that systems are not redundant. A desirable business environment is one that merges I.T orientations to a business environment without the two contradicting each other. Subsequent effort to improvise this system has seen software developers come up with responsive system, EP systems, or Point of Sales amongst others. However, these systems fail to provide a comprehensive business approach. After all, quality counts than quantity and having many systems does not denote proper service orientation. For this reason, researchers affiliated to IBM developed the MDM to ensure that various business systems are well and fully managed and thus, eliminating the occurrence of redundancy.
Part One: Business model
List of acronyms
Enterprise esource Planning. This business…
Alur, N. (2009). Master data management rapid deployment package for MDM. United States?: IBM, International Technical Support Organization.
Das, T.K., & Mishra, M.R. (2011). A Study on Challenges and Opportunities in Master Data Management. International Journal of Database Management Systems, 3(2), 129-139.
Haug, A., & Arlbjorn, J.S. (2011). Barriers to master data quality. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 24(3), 288-303.
Lamolle, M., Menet, L., & Duc, C.L. (2013). Incremental checking of Master Data Management model based on contextual graphs. Enterprise Information Systems, 4, 1-28.
Computer networks form a vital component of not only contemporary enterprises, but of 21st-century homes, as well. Networks allow one's personal computer (PC) to get connected to the Internet, enabling one to check one's e-mails, engage in teleconferencing, or update one's webpage/website. Additionally, a user is able to locally communicate with the rest of the devices on that local network. It is easy to create a network -- all one has to do is connect a router to one's device using Ethernet cables. This, though, is the most basic part of network setup. There are other components necessary for performing the functions of printer-sharing, file-sharing, media streaming, adding various devices to the network, and controlling the computers that have data access on a particular network. The task gets more complex if one wishes for a few wireless links in the network. This paper will detail the components required for…
This lead was accomplished through a partnership nearly a half-century old among government, industry and academia. I member of that partnership was the National Science Foundation (NSF). As Strawn noted, early on, scientists and engineers at American universities began to join the young APANet, as they worked on basic research funded primarily by the NSF. Acknowledging this, the NSF began supporting national supercomputing centers, in the mid-1980s, as a means of giving American scientists, engineers, and students greater access to high-performance computing that was state of the art, and developed Computer Science Network (CSNET).
Creation of these national supercomputer centers by NSF was critical to the development of the Internet. To further enhance U.S. scientists' access to these centers, NSF established the NSFNET national backbone network that connected the NSF supercomputing centers to U.S. universities. NSF also promoted the creation of regional networks to connect colleges and universities to the…
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Brief History of the Internet. 10 Dec 2003. Internet Society. November 7, 2007 http://www.isoc.org/internet/history/brief.shtml .
Cold War. 2003. National Park Service. November 7, 2007 http://www.nps.gov/archive/elro/glossary/cold-war.htm .
DARPA Over the Years. 27 Oct 2003. DARPA. November 7, 2007 http://www.darpa.mil/body/overtheyears.html .
Security Plan: Pixel Inc.
About Pixel Inc.
We are a 100-person strong business dedicated to the production of media, most specifically short animations, for advertising clients worldwide. Our personnel include marketing specialists, visual designers, video editors, and other creative staff.
This security plan encompasses the general and pragmatic characteristics of the security risks expected for our business and the specific actions that aim to, first and foremost, minimize such risks, and, if that's not possible, mitigate any damage should a breach in security happen.
The measures to be taken and the assigned responsibilities stated in this document apply to all the departments that make up the company. Exemptions can be given but will be only under the prerogative of the CEO under the consultation of the Chief Security Officer that will be formally assigned after the finalization of this document. Otherwise, there will be no exception to the security…
Internet Securit Alliance. (2004). Common sense guide to cyber security for small businesses. Retrieved from: http://www.ready.gov/business/_downloads/CSG-small-business.pdf .
Microsoft. (2004). Step-by-step guide to securing Windows XP Professional in Small Businesses. Retrieved from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9faba6ed-2e9c-44f9-bc50-d43d57e17078 .
Noriega, L. (24 May 2011). Seven Cyber Security Basics Every Small Business Needs. Retrieved from: http://www.openforum.com/articles/7-cyber-security-basics-every-small-business-needs .
Teixeira, R. (4 June 2007). Top Five Small Business Internet Securit Threats. Retrieved from: http://smallbiztrends.com/2007/06/top-five-small-business-internet-security-threats.html .
The guided practice is designed for the student to complete on his own without assistance from adults. However, library personnel will be trained in the tutorial in order to assist students who may have questions.The guided computer-mediated instruction mentioned above will end with a self guided section in which students will take short quizzes pertaining to the specific information learned through guided practice. This will encourage the students to become more confident and independent in knowing and understanding the new information.
Tutorial Proposal Outline of Content and Design
Revision of Proposed Content for Lesson 1-5
Review and talk about changes with client
Design of Website Template
Approval of Content and Design January 10
Sign-off implies no changes to look and feel, content structure, instructional approaches, and learning fundamentals.
Construction of Tutorialwith…
learning and teaching has drastically changed all over the world, in general, and in America, in particular. This is because of the sudden increase of information technology. Of late, both the teachers and learners, all over the world, have come to the realization that the old technologies cannot compete with the latest technological developments when it comes down to the practice of teaching and the process of learning. Therefore, the old technologies are being quickly replaced by the new multimedia technologies. It is important to note here that multimedia and its ever-increasing technological products have become very popular tools of both teaching and learning. This is because it allows the learners to pace their training in line with their capacity to learn; it allows the learners to gain control over the process of learning; and it allows the learning process to be individualized. The transformation of the methodology and approach…
Sorel Reisman. Multimedia Computing: Preparing for the 21st Century. Harrisburg:IDEA Group Publishing. 1994.
Shousan Wang. Multimedia and Some of Its Technical Issues. International Journal of Instructional Media. Volume: 27. Issue: 3. 2000.
Patricia Deubel. An Investigation of Behaviorist and Cognitive Approaches to Instructional Multimedia Design. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia. Volume: 12. Issue: 1. 2003.
Forensic crime labs are important institutions within the criminal justice system and each lab must be up to standard in order for this system to operate at a high and fair level. A good crime lab begins with a good design based on solid fundamentals and thorough planning. The purpose of this essay is to design a digital forensic crime lab that can be used in a university setting. In order to this, the essay will explain the budgeting process while keeping business objectives in mind. The next step of the design will introduce how the physical controls can be used to implement this design. Criteria for success will also be discussed as well as a suggested floor plan to house the lab.
The setting for this digital forensic lab is within a university setting which denotes that funds could most likely be attained for these purposes.…
Al Falayleh, M. (2013). Building a Digital Forensic Laboratory For an Educational Institute. American University in the Emirates, 2012. Retrieved from http://sdiwc.net/digital - library/web-admin/upload-pdf/00000357.pdf
Mount, M. & Denmark, A. (nd). Digital Forensics: Architectural and Engineering Facility Design Requirements. AIA, . Retrieved from http://www.aia.org/aiaucmp/groups/ek_members/documents/pdf/aiab092706.pdf
Taylor, M. (2012). NIST Offers Guidance on Building 21st Century Forensics Labs. NIST Law Enforcement Standards. Retrieved from http://www.nist.gov/oles/forensics/facilities_forensics.cfm
Vacca, J. & Rudolph, K. (2010). System Forensics, Investigation and Response. Jones & Bartlett Learning; 1 edition (September 24, 2010)
Metrics, Implementation, and Enforcement (Security Governance)
How can you determine whether there has been a malware outbreak?
The threat situation today has become more dangerous than in the past. Security and safety threats have been increasing in an alarming rate; there are more than 70,000 brand new bits of malware recognized daily. Well-funded cybercriminals have been currently making advanced malware that has been made to bypass present security options by launching prior to the operating-system and then evading antivirus defence (Mitre, 2012). Consequently, danger vulnerability has hit unprecedented degrees that need a brand new method of security and safety. With built-in security and safety options from McAfee as well as Intel, one might gain an additional layer of safety that is effective aside from the operating-system to avoid attacks instantly whilst successfully managing security over to a system of endpoints. These revolutionary options gather world-class processor chip technologies from Intel…
McAfee Labs (Q1 2012).
Intel IT Centre. (2012). Planning Guide: Preventing Stealthy Threats with Next-Generation Endpoint Security -- A Proactive Approach from Intel and McAfee. Intel IT and McAfee.
Mitre. (2012). Standardizing Cyber Threat Intelligence Information with the Structured Threat Information eXpression (STIX). Mitre Corporation.
Jones, D.R. (2011). Managing Cyber Threats Risk Management & Insurance Solutions. Roach Smith and Howard Burton.
PC Specification for Mini-Office Users
This paper gives a summary of user requirements and a PC Specifications table for mini-office users. In addition, it identifies the user type and PC categories that are recommended. Furthermore, tables identifying and containing the hardware and software requirements for the users are outlined in the paper.
User Type and PC Specification Summary
The user type in this case study is an IT-based business; Computers R'Us. James is the manager at the firm; a small business which uses PCs to create products and services such as business cards, wedding cards and advertisements for various clients. This firm employs twenty people to help in managing several subscales of the business. In addition, the firm engages in part time deejay work in local clubs and restaurants and sells products such as audio and video music compact disks. The PCs are used to download music into the disks…