case study related to network and distributed systems
Part B: Report (12 pages for body of the report)A business seminar dealing with future adoption of technologies to enable businesses highlighted the theme of mobile computing. Mobile computing which enables employees to have flexible access to the company services was seen as a way forward for many service oriented organisations.Management has identified that in order to provide employees with mobile access a more flexible networking environment needs to be created. Since the organisation uses a typical client server network design, management feels that it would be a simple and reasonable inexpensive process to add extra connection capabilities to realise the mobile design benefits. In order to proceeded with the planning and implementations of the solution you as the IT manager have been called in to provide a report on the type of changes that would need to be implemented. During your initial discussion with management you discussed how your department has just upgraded the network design to modernise the old ad-hoc system that existed up to now. Current design, due to the processing needs of the applications, the employee’s workstations had to be quite upscale systems in terms of CPU, memory and storage, and the back end systems are used mainly as secure data access and storages. This was done under the original management goal of distributing, securing and managing the data in the organisation. The employees have only just begun to come to terms with how the new system operates and their responsibilities under the new system. The new direction from management means that the network design needs a major rethink and redesign. As a result you have been tasked to provide a report to address 4 areas of concern raised during the meeting.Note: When we say Mobile devices we mean devices that can be used by employees to access the data and services in a more unstructured network environment. Major feature of the mobile devices is wireless network connection...