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EXTERNAL ATTACHMENT REPORT
INSTITUTION: KIMATHI UNIVERSITY COLLEGE.
OF TECHNOLOGY.
COURSE: BSC.INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

NAME: PETER LYANDA BARAZA.

REG.NO: C025-0630/09.

COMPANY: KARUTURI LIMITED COMPANY.
NAIVASHA.

DURATION: 13th FEB 2012 -14TH April 2011.

SUBMISSION DATE: 8TH MAY 2012.

Scope /purpose.
The Industrial Attachment program fulfils part of the requirement in pursuing the degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in Kimathi University College. (Constituent college of JKUAT). This attachment however is purposely meant to bring into practice the knowledge and skills gained in classroom and also enable the student to understand practical working methodologies in different companies. This report serves to summarize the activities and experiences gained with Karuturi Limited Company for the period of two months. It is however limited to information that is deemed confidential to the company.

Acknowledgement
All my gratitude goes to all the Karuturi Limited Company staff for their humble time and their support throughout my attachment period. Special appreciation to my supervisor, Mr Frank Wambua with his assistant Lekishon Karbolo, for his supervision, devoted time, support and ensuring that my work is up to date. He made me gain much more than what the scholastic or industrial aspects of the program could not have given. May God bless him abundantly.

Table of contents
1.0 Executive summary………………………………………………………………………4 1.1 Short count of the activities accomplished……………………………………..4 1.2 Introduction……………………………………………………………………….5

2.0 Description of the work station………………………………………………………….6 2.1 Software Section………………………………………………………………….6 2.1.1 Software support ,maintenance and other services……………………..6 2.1.2 Software Development…………………………………………………..9 2.2 Hardware Section………………………………………………………………..14 2.3 Networking Section……………………………………………………………….16

3.0 Impact of the attachment………………………………………………………………….18 3.1 Social conditions…………………………………………………………………..18 3.2 Implications on future study………………………………………………………18

4.0 Recommendations and conclusion………………………………………………………..18 4.1 Recommendations…………………………………………………………….......18 4.2 Conclusions………………………………………………………………………..18

1.0 Executive summary.
1.0 Short count of activities accomplished
The ICT department in Karuturi Limited is comprised of three personnel who are highly skilled in all sections of IT in the company. The areas handled by the department includes Networking, Hardware ,mobile telephone support, landline/Telkom telephone installation and software services. The report covers the activities that I was able to engage in throughout the attachment period of two months in the ICT department. This comprises the following sections i.e. Hardware section-this part encompasses activities such as installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair. The software section includes all operations on the software applications this Includes; installation, software configuration, software customization, performing backups, upgrading of software, troubleshooting and software development. The networking part brings out the layout of the domain structure of the company, laying of network cables, setting up the network, email configurations, internet configuration and settings, client server platforms. The report also entails other services provided by the ICT section such us keeping record of all ICT gadgets in the company i.e. computers, printers, IP phones, Uninterruptible Power Supply, Networking Cables etc.

1.2 Introduction.

General background of the company.
Incorporated in 1994, Karuturi Company Limited is today the largest producer of cut roses in the world, with are area of over 292 hectares under Greenhouse cultivation and an annual production capacity of around 555 million flower stems. An integrated production model...
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