Essay Bsa 375 Week 3 Individual Assignment

847 Words May 28th, 2013 4 Pages
Riordan Manufacturing Service Request 022
Arce Estremera
BSA 375
April, 1 2013
Dr. Belinda Moses

How do you define application architecture and process design? Wise Geek defines application architecture as “the organizational design of an entire software application, including all sub-components and external applications interchanges. There are several design patterns that are used to define an application architecture” (wiseGEEK, 2013). The design patterns are created to meet the objectives described in the system requirements. “The activity of determining the workflow, equipment needs, and implementation requirements for a particular process,” is the definition of process design. “Process design typically uses a number of
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And lastly, the network is many times more stable and reliable due to all applications being supported my more than one server. “If any one server fails in client-server architecture, only the applications requiring that server will fail; the network will continue to function with all the other servers” (Dennis, Wixom, & Roth, 2009). A normal client server design is shown below.
Typical Client Server Design

Security Controls
Security is becoming increasingly important as technology becomes more sophisticated. “Security is primarily the responsibility of the operations group. The staff responsible for installing and operating security controls such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and routine backup recovery operations” (Dennis, Wixom, & Roth, 2009). Not only does the operations group have a responsibility in the security of business technology, system developers are equally responsible. “Developing security usually starts with some assessment of the value of the system and its data” (Dennis, Wixom, & Roth, 2009).
System Processes
Application processes can benefit utilizing third-party software. Hence Riordan Manufacturing can also have the security guarantee of the third-party vendor. My Staffing Pro is a program that tracks and screens applicants and allows for improved management of job postings (My Staffing Pro, n.d.). This would increase Riordan Manufacturing efficiency in employee application process by saving time

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