Chapter 1 Case Project 1-1
For Thrift Towne I would choose a peer-to-peer network because they only have four computers and it’s the simplest form of a network. This type of network is simple to configure, so that would be an advantage for the volunteers that will be working there with minimum experience. With a peer-to-peer network, the computers can directly communicate with each other, so there is no need to purchase any more equipment. With a peer-to-peer network, all of the computers will have the same roles. No computer will have more authority over the others. At Thrift Towne, their workstations will be sufficient with the ...view middle of the document...
If Scoops decided they wanted to expand, network management would help them balance out the data and distribute the data evenly. By using this service, none of the devices will become overwhelmed. Hence the slow servers. Network management is a good service for this company because of how many workstations they have connected to the server. Network management will help with security as well as back up. This service also helps with notifying administrators of any type of failure to hardware. Scoops would benefit from asset management. This will help them keep track of each client’s hardware and software and save it. With that being said, the data can be used for future reference.
Chapter 1 Case Project 1-3
I would advise Scoops to continue to use their Windows Server 2008. When operating Linux, the employees would have to have a higher level of expertise to operate compared to Windows. Windows is a lot easier to use and run compared to Linux. Windows seems to be a stable platform and you can set access control mechanisms without a software add-on. Both NOSs are very similar in the things they can accomplish. Linux is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to fully understand the simplicity. The only downside to Windows Server 2008 is the price. Windows is an expensive program. Scoops would want to decide if they want to spend the money on a stable expensive program or spend money on more training for the administrators.