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Hardware and Software Paper
Your Name
CIS 205 – Management Information Systems
Instructor’s Name
University of Phoenix

Hardware and Software Paper
As the new technology has grown, and new products become available, we consider these products for our environment. As an employee of Polycom, I use many devices in my daily routine. Working in security department of POLYCOM requires me to use two-way radio, pager, cell phone, fax, copier, scanner, digital camera, pen drive, touch pad, mouse, keyboard, modem, router, computer and software to interact within the organization. This paper will explain in detail how and what hardware and software are used in security department of Silicon Valley Technology Center.

Security department of POLYCOM is using hardware in daily routine. Officer working in security depart of POLYCOM have to deal with two-way radio, pager, cell phone, fax, copier, mouse, keyboard and CPU on daily basis. Cell phones are also provided by the company to the security officers as a backup in case radios do not work. These cell phones are restricted to call within the organization; and at the end of each shift, cell phones are given to the next shift officers. Two-way radios are required for each officer to keep with them when once is away from the post. Grant Eckert described in The Importance Of 2-Way Radios During A Disaster, “Two-way radios provide an inexpensive way to ensure adequate communication during a disaster. These radios provide a quick, and reliable, means of organizing a coordinated evacuation and response to any disaster situation.” POLYCOM is using two-way radios to communicate in between the officers in case of a disaster. Pagers are provided to help security to get immediate update on ERT situations. This pager always stays at the front lobby of security department and no one is allowed to take pager with them. Fax machine also provided to the security department to send...
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