Customer Ordering System for SME
1. Aims and Objectives 2. Introduction 3. Procurement of PC Technical Review Pros and Cons Critical Review 4. Current OS for today’s organisations Technical Review Pros and Cons Critical Review 5. Other software/hardware requirement 6. Evaluation 7. Bibliography
Aims and Objectives:
The aims and objectives of this report are to provide detailed information and advice to the managing director of an SME (Small/Medium Enterprise), which is planning to computerise operations. This will be achieved in the report by analysing the necessary hardware and software requirements of the SME and providing information on the most suitable products to be purchased. The report is aimed to be detailed, concise and free from technical language the SME it is intended for may not understand. Furthermore, in consideration to who the report is for, namely an SME, an important goal to achieve is finding the most suitable hardware and software for the cheapest price. The most suitable hardware and software will be chosen by looking at the pros and cons of those available while considering what they will be used for while considering the cost. So, in brief the objectives of this report are: Aid an SME computerise their operations Analyse requirements of SME Choose suitable Hardware (PC) and Software (Operating System and programs) Justify the choices made by weighing the pros and cons of available hardware and software solutions
This report will provide a concise yet detailed overview of how the SME in question can computerise operations by assessing hardware and software that will best suit its requirements in terms of efficiency and cost. The structure of the report will provide an insight into the requirements, a technical review, pros and cons and a critical review of the procurement of PCs, Current Operating Systems for today's organisations and other software and hardware requirements. Finally an evaluation will provide a means of assessing if the goals of the report have been met.
Procurement of PC:
This section of the report will look at the PC the SME requires, specifically in looking at it's suitability for the tasks that will be performed on it. (All of the PCs reviewed come with essential hardware and are bundled with essential peripheral hardware: USB, monitor, mouse and keyboard etc. as bundles were found to be the cheaper option.)
Many sources where PCs could be purchased were looked at(websites, in-store and magazines) but narrowed down to two where the most suitable PC was chosen from that
source: 1. dell (website: dell.co.uk) Name: Vostro 320 (Dell, 2010) Price: £445.33 (inc. VAT) Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (32 BIT) Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5400 (2.70GHz,800MHz,2MB,65W) Memory: 2GB (1x2GB Dual Rank DIMMs) 800MHz Monitor/Display : 19" LCD Panel ( 1440x900) Hard Drive: 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache Optical Drive: Optical Drive : 8xDVD+/-RW Drive Video Card: Intel video GMA4500 HD, Integrated graphics 2. PC World (website: pcworld.co.uk and in-store, Oxford branch, Botley) Name: COMPAQ Presario SG3110uk-m (PC World, 2010) Price: £399.99 (inc. VAT) Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 BIT) Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 215 Processor (2.7 GHz, - 2 GHz HT, - 1 MB cache) Memory: 2GB (DDR3) Monitor/Display : 20" Compaq monitor Hard Drive: 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive Optical Drive: DVD-Rewriter Video Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 Series
Pros and Cons
Dell Vostro 320 Pros Exceptional dual core processor from leading processor manufacturer Suitable amount of RAM Large screen included in bundle Integrated graphics which is suitable...