Widget Wonders Case Study Summary

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The purpose of this case report is to detail, to the best of the consultants knowledge hardware recommendations for Widget Wonders. This new facility will house a manufacturing area as well as a distribution center. There are five departments that are expanding, sales, manufacturing, inventory control, research and development and MIS. Due the experience of the consultants, they choose Dell as the main brand for supplying the IT room with data and application servers, laptops for the sales department, manufacturing department, inventory control, research and development and MIS department. They will also supply monitors for the research department for the CAD designers.
The sales department consists of 50 employee’s needs 100% mobility and to have the ability for accessing the company’s resources as well as having the ability to conduct presentations at a client’s site. The consult chooses the Dell Latitude 15 5000 series 64 bit laptop with the 5th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 15.6” HD screen, 8GB of DDR3L 1600MHz memory, 500GB hard drive and Intel dual band wireless-AC network card (Dell, 2015). This should be more than ample for giving presentations to clients as well as accessing data form the main office.
The consultant chooses for the
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There shall be separate servers for each department including an email server. It is recommended that Widget Wonders uses Dell’s PowerEdge R320 rack servers. The servers come with Xenon processors, hot swappable hard drives and a memory capacity up to 192GB. To start off with, the consultant recommends for each department a PowerEdge R320 with a Xenon E5-2400 processor, 64GB DDR3 memory, 8TB of Hot-plug hard drives, four 3.5” hot-plug drive bays, RAID controller, 1Gb embedded NIC, and a 10Gb Ethernet card (Dell,

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