Cis 175 Assignment 1 Essay

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Week 10 Assignment 3: Business Intelligence and Data Warehouses

CIS175008VA016-1154-001 Intro to Networking
Professor Obi Ndubuisi
June 14, 2015

For the company DesignIT, I would use a LAN type of network (for local-area network). This networks several computers, a mail (exchange) server, a database server and a file share server in one building and interconnects with each switch or backbone. I chose this for this small space because it is less than 100 square feet and is all within a single dwelling. This way the employees can all share their resources with one another, an intranet, database and printers.
This network only needs a single modem with wireless capabilities and an optional access point
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If there's a failure troubleshooting the server can be done- singled out and fixed. With peer-to-peer the scability disallows central management on one server or several servers which would increase a burden of managing multiple clients rather than the servers themselves.
Peer-to-peer networks may cost less but the company would have to dedicate IT support for the desktops assigned to employees. The enduser support would need one or two people to manage those individual computers and files/applications are shared on single computers rather than access through the servers. Administration is easier with client-server networks becasue the resources are shared in a central location or locations.
Licenses are cheaper than a whole person's salary yearly. An IT personnel makes $30,000-50,000 yearly while purchasing extra licenses for client-server is $2,000-15,000. A company that small can have 2-4 people in their IT department: a network engineer, a software ingineer and an IT manager- maybe one person for enduser support. All of which could be outsourced and handled by a third party.
With peer-to-peer, because of the software and applications are individualized and not in a central location there would be a need to have personnel for enduser support and management. The worry is spread out rather than centralized on a few servers that are interconnected.
It's harder to add workstations/PCs to a peer-to-peer network, each workstation has to

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