Project Plan, Titans Apparel Essay

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Project Plan, Titans Apparel

Background and Statement of Need

The name of this company is Titans Apparel. It is a large clothing manufacturing store with four major branches in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Miami. The amount of the business that they are accumulating is growing fast, and the current network that they use is not enough to keep up with consumer demand. This is costing the company major amounts of money, which, in turn, is making the company slowly fail in its mission. The network is becoming slower due to the demands brought on by the lack of networking update. If this networking update is completed the company will run faster and smoother to allow better communication and enable the company to
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This would involve changing their current hubs for new and more productive switches, upgrading their current servers and computers with more efficient and faster processing power and basically overhauling their old and slow network with a new and much faster network. The tasks involved with creating this new network include, setting up a complete network in parallel to the existing one so that no productivity is lost during the crossover. With the implementation of new servers, computers, switches and cabling if necessary, the new network must be done in a way not to impede the current business processes. Our goal is to update the current network without interrupting the existing network.

Project Approach

To provide adequate bandwidth and reliability from each Titan department to centrally provided services. This minimum standard should take the form of a link running at a base speed of 100Mbps full duplex. Any equipment installed should have an upgrade path to 1Gbps and have a lifetime lasting for the foreseeable future although in computing this is ever changing. Current priorities will dictate that we ensure each 10Mbps link is upgraded to run at 100Mbps. At this stage each department will still maintain control and support of any pre-upgrade network equipment within their department. The

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