Bead Bar network design
This report will break down the needs of Bead Bar, and explain how the network design will benefit the company’s infrastructure. This proposal will address the network topologies and architectures best suited for their environment, as well as its drawbacks and advantages. It will also explain what kind of database management system should be implemented to the network create a more efficient data storage system. With the ability to store large amounts of data, and to make it easier to retrieve archives and other important records.
Bead Bar currently has many locations throughout the country, and currently wants to convert to a secure electronic centralized database. Since their current network infrastructure, is archaic, there is no way to store, access, and safely manage data electronically. Their current method of transferring data relies on email, snail mail and phone transactions. This makes accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions, extremely inefficient and tedious. In addition, this leads to poor company/client relations.
There is also a strong need for the ability to track trends and inventory levels. For certain times in a year, the need for action and inventory to follow a trend is extremely useful and necessary.
Because of the shortcomings of the current systems being used, I am recommending the implementation of an Enterprise DBMS. This database management system (DBMS), will seamlessly connect all company branches, and enable safe data access, storage, and transfers. Unlike the flat file system currently in place, the network model “Codasyl” will create a secure & reliable network connecting all branches of the company. This system enables mobile access, and will be a catalyst for ecommerce in a growing online market. This may create new revenue by extending the customer base to those individuals, and companies who conduct business online....