problem1) What do you mean by an IP Address?.
problem2) Describe briefly the attributes of the client/server computing model.
You are interested in starting your own Music Store, Quality Sounds, in the suburban area of your town. You require to design and build the network and computing solution for your stores. You have done some initial planning and you would start with two stores (but you plan to add two more stores across town within one year). Your store would sell new and used music and allow customers to get “online” in your stores and download music. You also would offer classes on how to setup music downloads and configure MP3 devices. You took computer networking courses in college and you feel you could tackle this solution yourself. Upon initial planning, you have identified the following requirements for your network:
• Connects three office computers and one computer used for Point-of-Sale (POS) services at each of your stores. You also want six (6) computers in lobby/store where patrons could download music and you could run “training classes” for people to learn about using MP3 players and get other basic information. Two offices have to be connected into one cohesive network, sharing POS services and other critical company information. You also require to provide a “hand out” casual area for people to stop in and discuss music and connect wirelessly to the Internet (you may even offer free coffee to entice people to come in to your store).
• Provides adequate security for all of the company communications and documents (especially sensitive sales documents). All POS services should be protected. All general network access must be segmented from the company POS services.
• Fast and have extra capacity as the company grows
• Provides for centralized printing
• Supports eventual addition of other stores to the network
• Provides customers with the general information Website and a secure Website where clients could buy services, and products
• Provides for limited downtime (24 hour downtime maximum)
• Provides for centralized management and control of the computers in two stores, so that you could maintain the network from off-site
• Provides for long-term cost effectiveness
• Provides a suite of software tools for employees to effectively communicate and a POS solution for the stores
The company does not have any equipment. Your plan must include a complete network and computer system which meets these requirements and future expansion plans.
The two store locations would (eventually) be within a five-mile radius of each other. The locations are within a suburban area which has present technological infrastructures and related technology offerings. The stores would require a sales system and print services for invoices.
problem1) Complete your proposal including costs for computing equipment, network infrastructure, network servers, printers, and related hardware, software, and accessories. Include as much detail as possible as well as justification as to your selections. As you are a small business, cost is a main factor and must be minimized.