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Window 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Ultimate is the powerful and most versatile edition of the Window 7. The Window 7 Ultimate combines the remarkable aspects and easy-to-use of the Window 7 Home Premium and Window 7 Professional. Typically, the Window 7 Ultimate is able to support the MUI (Multilingual User Interface) packages, UNIX application as well as the BitLocker Drive Encryption. More importantly, Window 7 Ultimate will assist a user to be productive anywhere as well as enhancing security control and streamlined PC management. While Window 7 Ultimate offers all the features that Window 7 offers, however, Window 7 Ultimate offers additional features, which include:
The capabilities of Widow Ultimate are as follow:
Window 7 Ultimate supports the x86-64 processor architecture,
Capability to enhance fast networking for media-sharing
Ability to connect wireless devices,
Ability to provide the network and sharing center.
The physical memory (AM) of Window 7…
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Pennsylvania State University (2011).Windows 7: Overview Delivered by ITS Training Services for Penn State. Computer & Technology Workshop.
Piazza, J. (2009).Computing Migration Strategies. White paper: Computing Migrations.
Windows 7 Workgroup Consultation
Setting up a Windows 7 workgroup network is an effective way to manage user accounts for multiple computer users. There are several steps that should be implemented, however, to ensure the security and integrity of the network. Taking the necessary precautions will make it far more likely that the network operates in an efficient manner for the foreseeable future.
Setting up User Accounts
When the computer is initially set up, an Administrator account will be created. This will be Sally Chu's account for each computer and she will provide a user name and a password to be used for that specific account. It can be the same for each of the computer's, but she is the only one who should know the password for the Administrator account. For each other user on that particular computer, a Standard user account can be created with its own user…
Cowan, R. & Knittel, B. (2009). Windows 7 in depth. Pearson Education.
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Windows 7 vs. Linux Ubuntu Comparison
Windows 7 versus Ubuntu: Is Linux ready for the limited skill user?
Windows has long been the default operating system of choice for the new or limited skill user. Linux attempts to claim part of the market with their open source product, but has thus far been largely unsuccessful. This paper will assess several important characteristics of operating systems for limited skill users, comparing Windows 7 to Ubuntu in terms of ease of use, security vulnerabilities against response of manufacturer, the ease of adding programs and hardware, and overall stability.
Ease of use
With Linux's new Wubi installer, Ubuntu installs easily, contrary to one of the most common past complaints. When the system boots, it asks the user what operating system the user would like to run. Ubuntu 10.04 comes with Firefox 3.6 and some other preinstalled applications. While one might hope that as…
Blankenhorn, D. (January 14, 2009) 7 reasons why Windows 7 will not wreck Ubuntu ZDNet. Retrieved from http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/7-reasons-why-windows-7-will-not-wreck-ubuntu/3287?tag=rbxccnbzd1
Collins, B. (September 14, 2010) Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04. PCPro. Retrieved from http://www.pcpro.co.uk/features/361144/windows-7-vs.-ubuntu-10-04-usability
Dawson, C. (July 3, 2009)"Windows 7 is the same as Ubuntu." ZDNet. Retrieved from http://www.zdnet.com/blog/education/windows-7-is-the-same-as-ubuntu/2770?tag=rbxccnbzd1
This will not only create a higher level of trust in the actual implementation, it will also set the foundation for more effective ongoing support for these users if they have any problems with the systems once they are installed. An effective change management strategy is as important, if not more important, than the technology upgrade and implementation plan itself (Gil, Tether, 2011).
In implementing any it Project the concept of scope creep must also be addressed immediately during the initial planning stages of the project. This is the single greatest factor in the failure of large-scale it projects because it derails the key planning components and structure of any it effort from the original expectations of the systems' users. Scope creep can also redefine the entire platform of a system if left unchecked. Studies suggest that the larger a given project, the greater the potential for scope creep as…
de Bakker, K., Boonstra, a., & Wortmann, H.. (2010). Does risk management contribute to it project success? A meta-analysis of empirical evidence. International Journal of Project Management, 28(5), 493.
Gil, N., & Tether, B.. (2011). Project risk management and design flexibility: Analysing a case and conditions of complementarity. Research Policy, 40(3), 415.
Hong, P., Doll, W., Revilla, E., & Nahm, a.. (2011). Knowledge sharing and strategic fit in integrated product development projects: An empirical study. International Journal of Production Economics, 132(2), 186.
Lim, W., Sia, S., & Yeow, a.. (2011). Managing Risks in a Failing it Project: A Social Constructionist View. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 12(6), 374-400.
Using this index, XP outpefomed Windows 7 in almost evey categoy. This test found that XP would be bette fo unning games, but the autho noted that newe games that equie DiectX 10 o 11 will not un on XP.
Of couse, some newe softwae will not un on XP at all such as Windows Live Movie Make. It would be unealistic to expect newe softwae that was developed long afte the opeating system to un. Theefoe, the use who is inteested in newe softwae should not even conside XP. The eseach ae also used Geekbench, a test developed by Pimate Labs that includes a numbe of popietay tests. The set of tests is hadwae intensive and impovements wee seen fom XP to Windows 7 (Muchmoe, 2009).
The autho then tested all thee systems using Sunspide Benchmak. The most astounding diffeence was in Javascipt pefomance in Windows 7. This opeating…
references. From a practical standpoint, this is not a big difference. On shutdown times, Windows 7 had the fastest time of nearly eight seconds faster than XP. XP outperformed Windows 7 in terms of Picasa video encoding by nearly four seconds.
The researcher then used PCMark05 Benchmark to run eleven system tests, each of which represents a certain type of PC usage. These benchmarks included hard disk access, 3D and graphics physics rendering, webpage rendering, file decryption, multithreading with video, audio, text editing, and image decompression. This test then renders a number that equals to a performance index. Using this index, XP outperformed Windows 7 in almost every category. This test found that XP would be better for running games, but the author noted that newer games that require DirectX 10 or 11 will not run on XP.
Of course, some newer software will not run on XP at all such as Windows Live Movie Maker. It would be unrealistic to expect newer software that was developed long after the operating system to run. Therefore, the user who is interested in newer software should not even consider XP. The research are also used Geekbench, a test developed by Primate Labs that includes a number of proprietary tests. The set of tests is hardware intensive and improvements were seen from XP to Windows 7 (Muchmore, 2009).
Muchmore's assessment did not show that Windows 7 was a drastic improvement over XP. Windows 7 has more features and an advanced interface, but these improvements would be expected in any operating system upgrade. The question is which features are more important to the client. For instance, do they care more about startup or shut down times and will the few seconds difference being noticeable to the average user? Windows XP performed better for power gamers, but is more likely that this segment of the market will be more interested in having the newer games, which will not run on XP. XP is starting to show its age, according to Muchmore, they will have to work on their reputation for suffering from code bloat. Windows has finally realized that they cannot rely on Moore's Law provide them with the ability to cram code. Current market trends are towards lower power, which means that windows will have to learn to write leaner code. Muchmore's was one of the most empirically conducted studies that was found in the literature review.
The questions focused on whether or not the company had migrated from Windows XP Professional to Windows 7 Pro, and if they had not, what their timeframes were for making the transition. Factors that led to the company transitioning from Windows XP Pro to Windows 7 Pro were captured as part of the research instrument, which was a survey. An initial sample of 500 small businesses was contacted and 487 met the criterion to be included in the sample. Manufacturing, computers, financial, education and transportation industries were the most represented in the sample of small businesses. 73% of respondents mentioned that they were only somewhat satisfied with Windows XP Pro. Cost, while not a primary consideration, was a factor in all decisions to migrate to Windows 7 Pro from Windows XP Pro. The Internet was used 67% of the time for information and technical magazines, 22%. The conclusion is that…
indows ME vs. indows 2000 Professional
indows Millennium Edition (ME) and indows 2000 Professional are desktop operating systems (OS) that were released in the year 2000 by Microsoft Corporation, the unveiling of indows 200 Professional preceding that of indows ME by a few months. Both operating systems were improvements on the existing indows software at the time, i.e., the indows 2000 Professional was a follow-up on the indows NT 4.0 and the indows ME was the successor of indows 98 Second Edition (SE). They are still two of the most important operating systems for indows users, although targeted at different categories of users. hile the indows 200 Professional is generally meant for the corporate and business institutions, the features of indows ME suit the home and general computer users. In this paper we will discuss the main features of the two operating systems in order to compare the two. hile…
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Ten Reasons to Move." November 18, 2002. Microsoft Windows Operating System. November 23, 2002. http://www.microsoft.com /windows2000/professional/evaluation/whyupgrade/default.asp
Kennedy, Patrick, Steven Kirk and Ken Nordhauser. "Windows 2000 Professional vs. Windows Me." August 2000. Vectors Dell Highlight. November 23, 2002. http://www.dell.com /us/en/gen/topics/vectors_2000-w2kvsme.htm
This translates into the use of system cache as part of the memory allocation algorithms inherent in the VA memory space approach to managing memory in Vista. In addition, memory manager now relies on kernel page tables that are loaded at system initiation and allocated on demand. This saves a significant amount of system resources including a minimum of 1.5MB on Intel x86-based systems and up to 3MB on PAE-based systems. The resource savings are exponential when applied to 64-bit systems, where up to 2.5GB of memory can be saved through this approach to memory management. Microsoft also continued this approach to the definition of the boot sequence on systems with large registries, predominantly found on 32-bit based Intel systems. The options on this specific Memory Managers include turning on or off the option of using a 3GB switch, which is essential for larger systems used for multipath network configurations.…
Danny Bradbury. "Microsoft's new window on security. " Computers & Security
25.6 (2006) 405. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest. 9 May. 2008 www.proquest.com
Christopher Breen. "Which Windows? " Macworld 1 May 2007: 49. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest. 9 May. 2008. www.proquest.com
Reid Goldsborough. "Windows Vista: What to Do? " Tech Directions 66.8 (2007): 14-15. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest. 9 May. 2008 www.proquest.com.
The main advantage of a system without GUI is higher reliability, resulted by fewer working components, as each of them may crash the whole system. For example Windows platforms cannot work because of a corrupted display driver, which is impossible in Linux configuration without GUI. Another advantage of Linux is ability to create scenarios for a number of administrating tasks and running them in command mode. Because of the difficulties with describing mouse-clicks in command files, windows administrators often have to look for analogies in command mode in order to solve tasks, which are easily solved by standard GUI network tools.
Remote administration of Windows NT server is considered to be rather complicated. Even though that it was adjusted for remote administration by such components as rcmd.exe (Remote Command Service) in combination with regini and regedit applications, nevertheless remote administration remains to be quite different from local analogue. Linux and…
Like many of the small towns throughout the United States, Mooresville offers a variety of residents. The groups that were observed during the window survey includes a lot of young and middle-aged families with a mixture of grandparents who seem to be the primary caregivers for their grandchildren (at least they seemed that way). A lot of the individuals seemed to be overweight, and even obese, in their physical stature. esearch shows that many of the citizens are employed and the types of jobs that are prevalent in the town are management and professional jobs at 19.5%, service occupations at 11.9% and sales and office workers at 13.9%. Other male prevalent jobs are construction, extraction and maintenance at 27.6%. Female job occupations include management and professional at 28.5% with an additional 40.5% in sales and office work as well as 17.6% in service occupations.
The physical environment of the…
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1. 2010 census population for zip code 46158. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.zip-codes.com/zip-code/46158/zip-code-46158 - 2010-
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Retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov
Even if it successfully brings back to life a story forgotten by the public and distinguishes itself from today's typical films, Disturbia is no match for Rear indow.
It is not certain if Disturbia is homage or a remake to Rear indow, since the two movies are not exactly the same, but they are not very different either. hile some might consider Disturbia to be a rip-off to Rear indow (ilonsky 66), it is not the case here, since copying an idea as long as one does not copy its expression is not illegal. The reaction of the masses to Disturbia regarding the plagiarism involved in it is most probably owed to the film's success, since it is very probable for this condition to have been inexistent if the film were to make little to no money.
Caruso was right in bringing back the story present in Rear indow, considering…
1. Fawell, John Hitchcock's Rear Window: The Well-Made Film (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2001).
2. Verevis, Constantine Film Remakes (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006).
3. Wilonsky, Robert "Peeping Bomb," The Village Voice 11 Apr. 2007: 66.
4. Disturbia. Dir D.J. Caruso. With Shia Leboeuf and David Morse. DreamWorks, 2007.
Calculating the Window of Vulnerability for SMB
The report identifies the security breach within a small Microsoft workgroup LAN (Local Area Network). Within the group membership, the primary work group contains list of users within the Active Directory infrastructure which exists on the SMB server and confines on the LAN structure. The security breach is in violation of the integrity, confidentiality, availability of the security principles. (Zegzhda, Zegzhda, Kalinin, 2005). The security hole was caused by the accessibility of an unauthorized user and was detected by the server manufacturer the previous day. Meanwhile, it would take approximately 3 days before the security patch is made available. Additionally, LAN administrator will need at least minimum of one week to download, test and install the patch.
Calculating the Window of Vulnerability for SMB
The following timeline is used to calculate the Window of Vulnerability (WoV) of SMB security breach. To do…
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Zegzhda, P.D. Zegzhda D.P. Kalinin, M.O. (2005). Detection vulnerabilities within the configurations of MS windows operating system. Computer network security. 3685: 339-351.
Nabokov's father studied criminal law at St. Petersburg University, but then channeled his legal background into political activism. He was against capital punishment, pogroms, and many tsarist practices. Nabokov explains how his father's "antidespotic" writings have gotten him into trouble (175).
In "Old World," Charles Simic celebrates a moment of contemplating eternity as he gazes on the ruins of an ancient temple in Sicily. The first line of the poem starts, "I believe in the soul," but "it hasn't made much difference." Later, the poet states that as dusk fell it was like "eternity eavesdropping on time." Motifs of soul and of timelessness permeate the poem. The imagery of ancient ruins allows Simic to examine the theme of eternity, and the potential timelessness of the human soul. Likewise, the poet engages imagery of the Sicilian shepherd way of life, which has largely remained untouched for centuries. The speaker discovers the…
Deployment and Administration - Windows Server 2012
Deployment and Server Additions
The number of servers required the roles to be combined.
Careful evaluation of present and projected activity considerations helps decide the server configuration. The number of servers required will correspond directly to the amount of functional data handling for the next three to five years. If a growth of 33% is projected, then it would be prudent to use a AM of 16 GB in the physical server. Generally, it is good enough practice to start with a 12 GB AM in a virtual operation computer, and monitor for the need to upgrade as the project and operations expand (Serhad MAKBULOGLU, 2012).
Estimate Memory (example)
Base Operating System ecommended AM (Windows Server 2008)
LSASS internal tasks
Database (Global Catalog)
Cushion for backup to run, administrators to log on without impact…
Davide Costantini. (2015, Septemeber 9). How to configure a Distributed File System (DFS) Namespace. Retrieved from The Solving: http://thesolving.com/storage/how-to-configure-distributed-file-system-dfs-namespace/
Adam Brown. (2013, April 15). Active Directory Domain Naming in the Modern Age. Retrieved from AC Brown's IT World: https://acbrownit.com/2013/04/15/active-directory-domain-naming-in-the-modern-age/
Best Practice Active Directory Design for Managing Windows Networks. (n.d.). Retrieved from Microsoft Developer Network: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727085.aspx
Dishan Francis. (2015, March 3). Step-by-Step: Setting Up Active Directory Sites, Subnets & Site-Links. Retrieved from Microsoft Technet Blogs: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/2015/03/03/step-by-step-setting-up-active-directory-sites-subnets-site-links/
She is average in her subjects, and enjoys English and art. She is seated next to Carl because of her high level of emotional intelligence and willingness to provide assistance to him.
Student 9: Adam (Gifted/exceptional)
Flagged as gifted in kindergarten, Adam goes to an enrichment program for the specially gifted after school. Adam is seated towards the back of the room so he can leave early for his program without disrupting others.
Student 10: Marta (ESL)
Another recent immigrant, Marta's father was transferred to America as part of his high-profile job working for an international corporation. Marta is seated to the front so the teacher can identify when she needs additional help in English more easily.
Student 11: Brianna (LD)
Brianna has a mild sensory processing disorder; she is seated near Jane to minimize distractions.
Student 12: Marie
Marie is a student of average academic ability who is a…
symbolism in literature. Author Nathan Hawthorne used many symbolism opportunities in his works the House of Seven Gables. The writer of this paper explores the symbolism and comments on its effectiveness.
HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES
Throughout history, the authors of literary works have used symbolism to develop a story or create an understanding. Many of the classics are filled with symbolism, and it is that very symbolism that causes the story to stick in the reader's mind and heart and make the story a classic. In The House of Seven Gables the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne displayed a particularly subtle talent at lacing the story with symbolism for the reader to stumble upon in his journey. Through the use of symbols, we are given the opportunity to view many aspects of the story from a third vantage point, and one that makes it clear for us to understand. The symbolism in…
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Noble, Michael Jay Bunker, Hawthorne's 'The House of the Seven Gables.' (Nathaniel Hawthorne's book). Vol. 56, The Explicator, 01-01-1998, pp 72(3).
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emove any service that is not needed.
There are other steps to PKI protection, but these are the three keys steps. The program should be continuously monitored and controlled to ensure that optimum security is maintained at all times and that all firewalls and other installed systems for maintaining network security are in optimum order.
Essay 2. List the benefits, features, and security measures that the deployment of Windows 7 will provide.
Windows 7 provides opportunity of a networked environment where the users can share expensive resources. These resources include printers, disk subsystems, scanners, and applications. The networks make the information more accessible and enable the users to see the information simultaneously and almost as soon as it leaves the source. This increases efficiency in all situations from academic to business where there is faster data transfer and easier and cheaper resource sharing. Productivity increases, time is reduced, and cost…
Physical vs. Digital Products -- Physical products are those that can be touched, felt, have physical presence, must be produced, warehoused, packaged, shipped and purchased. However, physical products are most certainly not limited to brick and mortar stores. The Internet has opened up an entirely new world for commerce online -- in both physical and virtual worlds with e-Commerce. E-Commerce is the buying and selling of products and services over electronic means, usually the Internet. As Internet usage grows, so does trade conducted electronically, allowing for a number of improvements and innovations that follow suit. Most economists see e-commerce as a market segment that leads to intensive price competition and consumers armed with greater knowledge. In two particular industries, e-commerce has actually changed the way the market works on those industries, causing the brick and mortar versions to fade away. In fact, larger e-commerce firms like Amazon.com, use…
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hopeful and preparing to do something I deserve by achieving my Masters in Finance for several years and am eager to now be working to turn my visions in to a certainty. I have come a long way from being granted a scholarship from the Ministry of Higher Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under The King Abdullah Program, earning the opportunity to be successful in a graduate school and accomplish my Ph.D. My efforts in finding out what career I was interested in and pursuing it has been honest but challenging which has made me stronger and more determined, nonetheless now I am a prominent and reputed senior graduating this upcoming semester in May 2011at 24 years of age.
I first attended California State University at Northridge and adjusted quite well with an inner concentration in my Bachelor's program; and have always been intrigued by the research and…
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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Belding-Royer, Elizabeth M; Al Agha, Khaldoun; Pujolle, G. (2005) "Mobile and wireless
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/
Tony Chips Independent Company Website
Tony's Chips independent company Website
Tony Chips has recently bought a new independent company and the company is interested to move its old Website from external hosted solution to internal web hosting. Meanwhile, the company management is concerned about the redundancy of the Website and insists that the Website should have a back up in case the original Website goes down. More importantly, the site will be designed to allow customer to order goods and services online.
Fundamental objective of this project is to discuss the strategy to build website architecture with minimal downturn to assist Tony Chips to develop a dynamic website that will assist the company to enjoy online business advantages. The paper uses SDLC (system development life cycle) for website development.
Building of Web Architecture
Technical expertise is required to support and maintain online business as well as planning and implementing…
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LAN and WAN Analysis
OS X Mountain Lion
Linux kenel 3.4; GNU C. Libay
Windows Seve 2008 R2 (NT 6.1.7600)
IBM AIX Vaiant
(UNIX System V Release
Range of compatible hadwae
High fo fine-tuned applications to the pocesso and O.S. API calls (1)
Vey High fo natively-witten applications
Medium fo applications using emulation mode; vey high fo 64-bit applications
Slow fo applications emulating MS-Windows; fast fo diect API-call based applications
Vey high fo applications witten diectly to the UNIX API; suppot fo emulated API calls slows down pefomance
Millions of Uses
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Millions of Uses
Thousands of Uses
Millions of Uses
Diectoy Sevices Powe
Medium; not as well defined as Micosoft
Vey Stong; suppoting taxonomies
Vey Stong with Win64-based Diectoies
Vey High; the opeating system is based on this
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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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ABC NETWOK DESIGN
A Comprehensive Proposal and Design for ABC Inc. Network equirements
Network Proposal Overview
Network Configuration Management Plan
In order to meet the needs of the customers, ABC Inc. must insure that productivity is not hindered by the growth of the company. The employees at ABC Inc. must have a robust network so that customer service is not jeopardized. The accounting firm has grown from five to fifty employees with the acquisition of a large account. Currently, each employee has their own standalone computer which contains Windows 7, Office 2010 and QuickBooks accounting software. The company does not have a network in place. Currently information is shared by copying data to a flash drive and each workstation has a stand-alone printer. The objective of this proposal is to provide a centralized solution for all of ABC's network needs.
Given the highly…
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Gateway Computers SWOT
Gateway was acquired by Acers, Inc., a multinational electronics company that has, through several acquisitions, become the second largest PC company in the world (Satariano, 2011; "Yahoo! Finance," 2011).
March 2004, Gateway acquired eMachines, one of the world's fastest growing and most efficient PC makers. The eMachines brand complements Gateway products in terms of efficient manufacturing processes, and customer-pleasing technical support ("Gateway, Inc.," 2011).
eMachines quality at low prices.
Gateway is sold through leading retailers, e-tailers, and channel partners in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Japan, and China. Acer is expanding market share the South American and Asia-Pacific regions ("Gateway, Inc.," 2011).
The total Asian PC share of worldwide shipments is expected to decline to 16.5% in 2011 from 18.2% in 2010. This is a burden for Acer because of its focus…
Gateway, Inc. (2004). Funding Universe. Retrieved http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Gateway-Inc.-Company-History.html
Gateway, Inc. (2011). Retrieved http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/U.S./content/company-background
Lee, M. (2011, July 19). Lenovo to start sales of new Android-powered tablets in U.S. Bloomberg. Retrieved http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-20/lenovo-to-start-sales-of-new-android-powered-tablets-in-u-s-.html
Ray, T. (2011, July 6). Asus can win in non-Apple tablets, says Credit Suisse, Barrons. Retrieved http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2011/07/06/asus-can-win-in-non-apple-tablets-says-credit-suisse/?mod=yahoobarrons
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…
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CEO FO or AGAINST investment in a new operating system.
Upgrading the operating system is no small task and careful consideration needs to be given to a number of issues before such a major change is implemented within the organization. The need to provide better performance and greater reliability to business clients needs to be weighed against the cost of a new software and staff resistance towards change. Issues such as training needs, compatibility of new software and existing hardware and administration problems would need to be considered. The most important question is whether the organization is truly in need of an upgrade or is it just done because Microsoft has come up with something new? Existing Windows XP version and its working needs to be compared with newer software's in the market such as Windows 7 and vista and a cost benefit analyses needs to be prepared.
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CELCAT, though, is just one of dozens of vendos competing in the class scheduling softwae industy as well as many open souces options that ae fee of chage, and the thousands of colleges and univesities that have undetaken the selection pocess have done so lagely without the benefit of a set of best pactices that can be used fo this pupose. As a esult, it is easonable to suggest that many of these educational institutions failed to ealize the full spectum of benefits that can accue to the effective use of class scheduling softwae applications based on an inappopiate selection o intenal factos that constained its implementation and use. Theefoe, it just makes good business sense to identify how these educational institutions can appoach the selection pocess and what factos need to be taken into account in identifying the most appopiate softwae choice.
Oveview of Study
This study used a…
Reporting and Printing
1. Week - shows the timetable of the whole week (days x lessons) for the selected object type. For example, if Teacher is selected, all teachers' timetables are shown on one screen. The X axis will contain the teachers' names and the Y axis the days and the lessons.
2. Day - shows the timetable of one day for the selected object type. For example, if Group is selected, all groups' timetables are shown on one screen for the selected day. The X axis will contain the groups' names and the Y axis the lessons of the day (see graphic below).
3. Personal - shows a personal weekly timetable of the selected object. For example, if Room is selected, shows the timetable of the selected room for the whole week. The X axis contains the day names, and the Y axis the lessons.
The next section discusses how you can limit what media local network users can access.
Media Streaming Options
After you've enabled any type of streaming feature, you should look over the general media streaming options of Windows: click Stream > More streaming options.
Here you can give your media player a name. You'll also see a list of detected media devices and players. You can allow or block each player from accessing your media. Plus you can click the Customize link to limit access of files based upon the star ratings you give them.
Last, we see the patented file sharing method product from Wei-hsiang and Shih-hua. This final File Sharing Method we will explore is a patented product with the United States Patent Office; came about from two gentlemen from Taipei City, Chi Wei-hsiang and Yu Shih-hua.
FILE SHARING METHOD and FILE SHARING SYSTEM for GETTING an ACCESSIBLE ADDRESS…
It initially failed to attract the desired audience, but it is believed that the recent innovations of the re-launched tablet PC would ensure its success (Search Mobile Computing, 2010).
While Apple stated that they were the first creators of tablet computers, Microsoft comes to argue the same. Thorn Holwerda (2010) however states that neither of the two it monoliths were the creator of tablet PC. "Well, no. They're both wrong. oth Microsoft and Apple were late to the game when it comes to tablet computing, and so far, neither of the two companies have been able to popularize the paradigm in any meaningful way - but boy, did they try" (Holwerda, 2010).
In understanding the history of the tablet computer, it is first necessary to differentiate between the concept of the tablet computer and the resulting final product. The concept of the tablet computer was introduced by Alan Kay and…
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Kris Corporation's parent domain (kris.local) and child domain (corp.kris.local) for the organization's AD infrastructure are running on Server 2008. The following are concerns related to AD: (1) Kris Corporation is concerned about running multiple domains, and (2) automobile manufacturers are asking Kris Corporation to use a single identity to procure orders in real time. The company has five locations in Atlanta (GA), Baltimore (MD), Chicago (IL), Seattle (WA) and San Diego (CA). The manufacturing plants are in Atlanta and Seattle. Disaster recovery is a big concern. Physical space for servers is an issue at the Atlanta location. Most of the IT staff is in Atlanta, which is the company's headquarters, but other locations have significant IT personnel as well. Business personnel are similarly distributed across the company's locations. Since all locations are independently connected to the internet, file sharing is difficult among sites.
Kris Corporation needs to migrate from…
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The market size for AAA Software based on PC usage can be estimated by the total number of new PC sales and the level of antivirus usage on them. The total PC usage during the corresponding year is shown in the figure.
C3: Competitive Analysis- Describe your company's current competition.
Number of Users
More than 150mn users
Home Users - Antivirus (Free, Pro and Internet Security), Products available for Mobile and Mac, Business Users -- Small or Home Office, Enterprise and Server needs
Home Users - AVG Antivirus Free, Antivirus, Internet Security, PC Tuneup, Secure Search, Business Users -- Antivirus, Internet Security, Email Server, File Server, Linux Server, escue CD, emote Administration, Mobile Users -- Antivirus Free/Pro
Home Users, Business Users -- Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (only…
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The direct selling strategy will be a website that will include a product configuration application. A distribution partner portal will also be created which gives distributors and dealers the ability to customize the Liberta Ultralight in quantity for their customers as well. The use of channel strategies to actively promote the use of mass customization as a product differentiator will also be accomplished through intensive dealer and channel training (Swiercz, Lydon, 388). Finally the use of an integrated Partner Relationship Management (PRM) system that will give channel partners the flexibility to provide resellers with support on a 24/7 basis will also be created. The intent is to create enough support for channel strategies so they can produce up to 60 -- 70% of overall revenue for the product line.
There are many different aspects of promotion that need to be included in the launch of the Liberta Ultralight.…
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I am purchasing a computer because I need something to do my work on at home and also it would be nice to be able to access the Internet on something other than my phone. Having a personal computer makes the experience of browsing the Internet more enjoyable and having an actual keyboard will help me to do the typing I need to do much more easily. The category of computer I am looking at is a laptop, because I want this computer to be easily portable so that I can move it from room to room or even take it with me on the go if I want to work in another environment. The manufacturer I am looking at is Dell because this brand has a very good reputation among computer users. After comparing brands and looking at what users have had to say, I am settled on purchasing…
Proposed ESTSYS Systems Upgrade
Senior IT Tech, ESTSYS Richmond
John Smith, CIO John Gibson Investment Services
Stephen Baker, VP, Purchasing, John Gibson Investment Services
Specific Issues with the System
Financial Aspects of the Problem
Feasibility of Implementation
The Average Life Cycle of Common Hardware (Garretson, 2010)
Technical Feasibility Assessment (Ambysoft, N.d.)
Estimated Project Costs
The report has identified a problem and investment opportunity that is salient to the financial services that the company offers. The problem is that our hardware and software is no longer sufficient to support our company's operations. In fact, the IT system in general is a problem that is costing the company significantly in terms of opportunity costs and lost revenue potential as well as with client satisfaction. The following report outlines these problems as well as offers a project outline to effectively and efficiently upgrade the IT capabilities in…
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Sanghani, R. (2013, October 22). 'Technology leads to 84pc increase in office productivity'. Retrieved from The Telegrahph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10396263/Technology-leads-to-84pc-increase-in-office-productivity.html
Low cost computer:
General day-to-day office work, data processing, email, and Internet browsing
4 GB ram
Windows 7 32-bit
Two Onboard SATA ports
A good processor to use with this computer would be an Intel Core i3. The i3 is good for regular computer work like that mentioned above. The two on-board SATA ports would basically limit the user to an optical (Blu-ay or DVD) drive and a hard drive. Onboard sound and video are more than enough for what is described above in terms of tasks. 4 GB of AM would also be more than enough. One note is that upgrading the AM at some future point (even if the motherboard is capable of it) would not be possible so long as Windows 7-32 bit is the OS in question (Domingo, 2015).
Multitasking of applications, dual monitor capability
8 GB ram…
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Social Engineering as it Applies to Information Systems Security
The research takes into account several aspects that better create an overview of the term and the impact it has on security systems. In this sense, the first part of the analysis reviews the concept of social engineering and the aspects it entails. Secondly, it provides a series of cases that were influenced by social engineering and the effects each had on the wider picture of information security. Thirdly, the research looks at what policies are set in place to avoid this type of practice and how has the information security society responded to the threat posed by social engineering. Finally, possible solutions to the issues social engineering raises are also presented in the context of the increased technological environment in which business is conducted in the world we live in today.
General aspects on social engineering
A non-academic definition of…
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Compliance Patch Level
The author of this report has been tasked with discussing the overall subject of patch compliance level. Indeed, the pros and cons of using the patch compliance level framework will be assessed. There will also be an assessment of several critical things such as the patch compliance level of a given patch, what level of patch compliance is safe and what needs to be considered when evaluating the current patch compliance level. Patching is very much a security-related matter and helps both system and network administrators to keep their systems completely up-to-date and as safe as possible from vulnerabilities and hacking attacks. Not applying and installing needed patches to software such as operating systems, firmware, device drivers, databases and so forth can leave an enterprise information technology environment susceptible to attack. While the deployment of patches should be planned and deployed carefully, it is very important to…
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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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workplace profile, the analysis of the organization, and the development of the organization. Accompanying this report as separate submissions will be a PowerPoint that presents change in a way to inspire action and a personal reflection. While the organization under assessment in this report is far from perfect, there are a lot of things that they are doing quite well and they are well-positioned to do big things in the future.
To get this out of the way in advance, the author of this report does not work for the organization in question but got to observe the company with the condition that the name and industry of the company was kept anonymous. Of course, the author of this reported wanted full access so this was complied with in full detail. Even so, there will be a complete and full assessment of what is known and what was…
Afsarmanesh, H., Sargolzaei, M., & Shadi, M. (2015). Semi-automated software service integration in virtual organisations. Enterprise Information Systems, 9(5/6), 528-555.
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management challenges facing the Indian software industry. Journal of World
Accountant Desktop 2015
QuickBooks Accountant Desktop 2015 offers an exceptionable accounting tool for PC users. The application is clear, intuitive and simple, with easily accessible shortcuts that give visual flowcharts of every accounting need, from transactions related to vendors to customers, employees, and banking. This version also makes it easy to fix accounting errors and to reclassify transactions. This trial version is free for 160 days and works with Windows 7, Vista and XP. The software is available for purchase through Intuit for as much as $499 per year. However, other retailers offer the program for less if one is looking to shop around. POS-Deals.com, for example, is offering it at a $220 discount.
This software did include a tutorial, which consisted of video guides, offering a basic tour of the software. The video guide was helpful, but the application is already very user friendly so many of the processes…
Biafore, B. (2015). QuickBooks 2015: The Missing Manual. CA: O'Reilly Media.
Nelson, S. (2012). QuickBooks Simple Start for Dummies. NJ: Wiley Publishing.
Section IV: Appendix
1. Sales by Customer Summary Report
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…
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Specifications include an Intel Core i5-2300 Processor1 2.8GHz with Turbo Boost2 2.0 Technology running at 3.1GHz. The system will be configured with Microsoft Windows 7 Home operating system to support the multimedia requirements as defined. The memory configuration will be expandable to 16GB, and initially configured with 6GB of DD3 Dual-Channel 1333 MHz Memory. The initial configuration will support a 1.5TB SATA hard drive with the ATA disk controller down on the motherboard to save on costs. The motherboard has Intel HD Graphics 20008 chipsets integrated in, and there are 4 additional PCI slots available if and when the need arises for a more powerful graphics controller and processes. Also included in the baseline configuration is a16X DVD+/-/W Super Multi-Drive optical drive and Microsoft Office 2010. The motherboard is configured so that one PCI-E x16 and three PCI-E x1 slots available for future expansion. The system will have ten USB…
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eCities composes of the annual research that assists local communities to measure and benchmark their performances in order to foster economic development, entrepreneurship and job growth. The eCities also aims to create environment that will enhance expansion of business organizations within the communities. More importantly, the eCities allow the local governments to implement their projects using the online interface that connects 32 items, six factors, township, empirical index and village level data. The benefits that the eCities deliver to the stakeholders make the policy makers to decide expanding the eCities information systems to assist the organization to deliver benefits that are more meaningful to all the stakeholders.
Objective of this project is to design information systems for eCities. The project develops a data flow diagram that provides the goals of the information systems and the computer programs that will be required for the systems.
Data Flow Diagrams
A DFD (Data…
The plan for processing the potential crime/incident scene depends upon maintaining the integrity of the scene as well as the integrity of the data. That means the first step is to prevent the scene from contamination. Preparing for the search is an important step, therefore, in this process.
The team should have the legal authority to proceed with the seizure of evidence and this should be shown upon arrival. Likewise, the team should use safety equipment when arriving on the scene to ensure that nothing is jeopardized (U.S. Department of Justice, 2008).
To prepare for the search, the team will first document the condition and state of the scene. Before anything is moved, the team should photograph and record screen info of all the workstations involved. It is important to assess the current state of the system before any investigative work is begun. Computers should remain on…
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Digital Forensics to Capture Data ources
Prioritizing Data ources
Live ystem Data
Intrusion Detection ystem
Event Log Analysis
Prioritizing data sources
Insider File Deletion
Prioritizing data sources
Use of Uneraser program Recovers the Deleted Data
A recent advance in information technology has brought about both benefits and threats to business organizations. While businesses have been able to achieve competitive market advantages through the internet technology, the hackers are also using the opportunities to penetrate the organizational network systems to steal sensitive data worth billions of dollars. A recent wave of cybercrimes leads to the growth of forensic investigation dealing with a collection of evidence to track cyber offenders. The study investigates different data sources that can assist in enhancing digital forensic investigation. The study identifies event log analysis, port scanning, account auditing, and intrusion detection system…
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Shoe Project -- Phase II
As noted in the first phase of this series of reports, the objective of the Adidas customized shoe project is to offer a solution that brings Adidas into the same realm as its competitors while at the same time exceeding the similar offerings that the competitors offer. The Nike ID offering is obviously not unlike that of the Adidas offering but the Adidas Corporation will perfect and hone the offering in such a way that is clearly superior to that of Nike and other companies that offer a customized shoe option.
The scope of the project is quite simple. Adidas corporation will construct and develop a framework that allows for the exhaustive yet efficient mechanism for customer to custom-order shoes that are customized to the preferences and desires of the customer while at the same time allowing for a process that…
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Equipment | adidas.com. Athletic Shoes, Casual Shoes, Apparel & Sports
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Ilities of the Apple iPad
In recent years, the Apple iPad is one of the most talked about gadgets. Creating a huge buzz before it was even released, it was a highly coveted product that sold out at many stores in moments. Since its release, it has polarized public opinion on whether it is a fantastic, cutting-edge product, or whether it is an overpriced status symbol. The "-ilities," or characteristics of the iPad, help evaluate it as a product. Different ilities are more important measures and others are less important.
The most important ility of the iPad is its capability to perform various tasks. If the right capabilities are not present, consumers will not purchase the product. The Apple iPad is designed to consolidate all of your current electronic gadgets such as your e-reader, laptop and your gaming device, all into one compact package (Sawh, 2010). It…
Director's equirements: Laptop -- Tablet Computer
Yoga 3 Pro-Orange
330 x 228 x 12.8 mm
User equirements Met
Dual mode WL Touch Mouse N700 (Orange)
Integrated 720p HD camera, 30 FPS
Logitech professional presenter 800
Sculpted right-handed shape and unique thumb controls, allowing for rapid web-browsing; effective zooming, creation and transfer, editing of files and emails, file-conversion to various formats at the touch of a button; rapid-fire scrolling of long databases and bulky files
Creating video and photo files
Delivery of presentations for staff as well as director during lectures
Epson XP-310 Wireless color printer
Integrated JBL stereo speakers
Multiple toner cartridges allowing the printing of high-quality color files and photos
Creation of high-quality audio…
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The teaching staffs are also to be linked to the system via a wireless network. However in order to facilitate efficient learning, the system is to be linked via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) through an internet link. This therefore demands that there exists an internet connection infrastructure which comprises of the necessary routers, switches, cables and an Internet Service Provider with a very high uptime. What results can be illustrated as follows:
Fig 2: A typical remote access session to the virtual network (Source: Kneale & Box, 2003).
The Virtual learning Environment is running on a minimal of 50 computers (40 desktops and 10 laptops). The remote display software allows for the interaction of both the student and the teaching staff with the system. This interaction can be from anywhere so long as there is an internet connection. The system is designed with an open architecture in order to…
change is even started, it has to be figured out what needs to change, why it needs to change and how best to go about it. Part of all that would be defining the desired outcome and end-result that should come to pass. Something else that should precede actual change implementation is getting the right resources, funds and people involved. f there are more than a few people involved, this means getting buy-in from those people.
As far as implementing the change itself, there needs to be a plan and it needs to be followed. The overall shape and scope of the plan needs to be followed to the letter. This means not leaving things out and it especially means not adding in additional things unless a scope/plan change is called for or required. Another important thing is that there needs to be one person that if firmly in charge.…
I completely see what you are saying about the types of change. Too often, it seems that organizations are more reactionary than they should be. Even when they have the opportunity to be more proactive and in charge of their future, they sometimes dawdle and/or make changes that are half (or less) of what they need to be. There is that tendency of many firms to only react when there are glaring and major problems. For example, a firm may be pretty lackadaisical with their expense reimbursement management during good economic times but they'll make things extremely difficult and tight during recessions. A project example would be an upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 from XP that is only happening because the support from Microsoft is being sunset. Some organizations do not even get that right. I saw on the news the other day that the IRS uses Windows XP on a lot of its systems and that operating system is more than a decade old (Northrup, 2015). Being able to make changes proactively allows for much more due diligence and this leads to less errors, less cost overruns and less surprises.
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363 People. Consumerist. Retrieved 1 July 2015, from http://consumerist.com/2015/05/29/the-irs-is-still-using-windows-xp-has-a-cybersecurity-staff-of-363-people/
What had begun as a defensive strategy has quickly transformed to one that is offensive and aimed at gaining new customers. The recent series of Apple commercials on television in the U.S. make this point clear as Windows PC users switch to Apple since they would have to upgrade to Windows 7 anyway. It is humorous and an example of how Apple is now making its nonconformist position now the center of its strategy to go against Microsoft Windows 7.
The last strategy of allowing rivals to misinterpret your success is critically important as a defensive strategy, especially for those companies competing in markets dominated by market leaders. Consider how AMD carefully worked through their low-end microprocessor product line as Intel continued to consider what the role of that processor price point would be on the industry. Suzuki America and their launch of the cross-over Sport Utility Vehicle, the Grand…
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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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Technology and Software
Identify How the Data Will Be Collected Before and the After Solution States
Synthesis of data
esearch analysis and synthesis methods
Discuss analysis and synthesis of measurement results
Discuss findings of the measurement results
Discussion and Conclusion on Approach (Week 4)
Compilation of Findings, Conclusions, and ecommendations (Week 5)
The pace of technological development, inclusive of both hardware and software advances, has been rather unrelenting and chaotic in the last generation or two of modern human existence. Whether it be in the West or the East, the rich nations or the poor, in Africa or in North America, the pace of change and evolution of technology and software has been very fast. However, one group and type of people that have problems keeping up at times are the governments. The unwillingness or inability to keep up can manifest in terms of enforcement, the laws that are on…
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Building a Perfect Computer
Beginner's guide to building a computer
This $850 computer is made from very cost effective perspective, which will make the individual capable of playing high graphics games without exceeding the budget at all.
The case: NZXT Source 210 Elite - NZXT Source 210 Elite is quite an expansive sized case which is made from a steel body which is as light as feather and lasts longer than expected. It's big enough to house in large components and spacey enough to allow hands to move freely. The case has grips to take off drive bays without a usage of a screwdriver, slots are given for routing the cables along fine, and there are fan grills for better airflow and ventilation. The case is all in all designed with precision. Bonus add-ons are 120mm fans, USB 3.0 ports and front side audio ports. The NAZXT cases are famous…
Ralph, N. (2010, August 23). The Perfect PC: Don't Buy It, Build It. Retrieved January 31, 2015, from http://www.pcworld.com/article/203827/build_the_perfect_pc.html?page=2
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com) and Point of Sale module (NetSuite has a POS Module on their cloud-based ERP system available today).
Relying on a cloud computing-based series of systems will allow Sierra Brews LLC to scale quickly to the specific growth needs they have over time. The immediate need the company ahs is to orchestrate its many suppliers globally to a common quality standard, and enforce minimum quality levels for incoming inspection. A cloud-based system will allow the company to move quickly in the direction of strategies that ensure product quality veer time. Second, the company needs to do a thorough Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis to track the overall costs of cloud-based vs. on-premise applications. The costs of a cloud-based ERP system will save Sierra thousands of dollars a year for example. As all ERP modules are from NetSuite, there will not be an integration issue, which saves a significant…
Darren K. Boyer Resume
Electrical Supervisor Job Resume
20619 New Hampshire Ave Phone ***
Torrance, 90502 Email: [email protected]
A top- performing, enthusiastic, and self -motivated Electrical Supervisor working with civil service, and having extensive supervising experience is seeking for the Electrical Supervising position with an organization poised for growth. Strong expertise in both off-site and on-site electrical supervisions with a track record of meeting a deadline and delivering projects on time.
To utilize my extensive experience and a strong educational background to bring a company to the next level of excellence.
To meet the challenge of technological changes while keeping fiduciary responsibilities as my core value.
Areas of Expertise
• AM, FM, and Microwave Communication Systems.
• Fiber Optic Communication Systems
• Fire Alarm Systems
• programmable logic controller (PLC),
• Traffic Lighting, and Power Distribution Units.
• Problem-solving skills
• Excellent Communication Skills
• Ability to identify,…
ole-based EP systems are critical for the siloed, highly inefficient architectures of legacy EP systems to be made more relevant, contribute greater financial performance, and lead to higher levels of overall customer satisfaction.
c. Purpose of the study
The purpose the study is evaluate how enterprises who adopt role-based EP system implementations are able to attain higher levels of financial and operations-based performance vs. those that rely on silo-based, more functionally defined EP structures. ole-based EP systems have been proven to lead to greater order accuracy, velocity and customer satisfaction as a result. The ability to gain greater visibility throughout supply chains, better manage pricing, discounts, implement and maintain contract management systems, and also deliver consistently high customer service have all been attributed to role-based EP systems. Conversely siloed EP systems that are managed strictly to functional areas have been shown to severely limit the ability of enterprises to be…
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The two stores whose pricing strategy has been looked at here are GIM Computers and Ginstar Computers, both located Downtown Atlanta, with the varying prices for their computer related products. The computer related products were picked for this case study since their specifications are easier to match to the last detail hence an easier comparison of the prices.
The five products selected are Seagate 1TB hard disk,
GIM Computers price ($)
Ginstar Computers price ($)
Seagate 1TB hard disk
Internal Floppy drive
External Floppy drive
Microsoft windows 7 professional
GIM Computers.com and Ginstar Computers Inc. website.
From the pricing trend seen above, it is apparent that the two businesses are engage in the customer-based pricing strategy. They have the customer needs and way of thinking in mind and specifically employs the psychological pricing as a sub-set of customer-based pricing strategy. This is bearing the unusual…
Ginstar Computers Inc., (2012). Storewide Holiday Sale. Retrieved November 7, 2012 from http://www.ginstar.com/home.aspx
GIM Computers, (2012). Welcome To GIM Computers. Retrieved November 7, 2012 from http://new.gimcomputers.com/index.php
Mr. Walter King
Savannah, GA, USA 34566
| Network Fundamentals
Proposed Network Layout
This is a tender proposal for the project involving the design and the configuration of the local area network (LAN) aboard Gulfstream IV business jet. The LAN is be used for the provision of in-flight entertainment and communication. This proposal gives the details of the hardware requirement for the completion of the project together with the approximate cost of the project components.
The router that should be used must have more than 20 ports. The best in this case is CISCO 837-K9-64 ADSL Broadband Router.
The memory can be expanded to 48MB
Ports: 24 10/100 ports
Will be wired to use 100T Base speed
Switch-Cisco Catalyst® 2950C-24
The memory can be expanded to 48MB
Ports: 24 10/100 ports
Will be wired…