You Decide: MIS-589 Week 4
A. Summary of Stakeholder Issues
There are several concerns existing in the Leonard Cooper Charter School in regards to network performance and access points. As a result of these concerns, interviews were performed with each of the key stakeholders of the charter school. A summary of each of the concerns resulting from the interviews is included below:
1) The current network has become congested with collisions. This results in data throughput becoming slow in the network, especially when multiple teachers are on the network accessing email and reporting at the same time. This problem is also realized when users are trying to access multiple printers in the 50 printer network
2) The current bandwidth of the network is operating at 10 Megabits, while recommended connection should be at 100 megabits.
3) Per the HVAC technician, wireless access points should be established
4) 23 classrooms need to establish a live network connection port, while connection to the mail server is very slow
5) Establish VoIP by running a 1,000 based network, while backbone switches are currently a bottleneck in network communication
My technology solution to this set of problem involves the installation of the Category 6 UTP 1000 Base – T Ethernet Cabling. This type of cabling will bring about solutions to each set of stakeholder issues. First, this Ethernet cabling solution comes with collision detection service, which should help detect and troubleshoot the recurring problem of congestion via collisions. This detection service will be used to allow each PC interface card to send transmissions at intervals, resulting in the number of known collisions to decrease dramatically. Also, with this type of Ethernet installation comes a printer server, which should allow the entire printing queue to be accessed from one dedicated server.
Perhaps a more urgent fix comes with the current network speed at 10 Megabytes. The...