Huffman Trucking Operating Systems
ý Huffman trucking is a national transportation company with logistical hubs around ýthe nation strategically located in Bayonne, New Jersey, St. Louis, Missouri, and Los ýAngeles, California; with a centrally located maintenance facility and marketing ýheadquarters in Cleveland Ohio (Huffman Trucking, 2005). The company maintains ýdatabase records of important information, which include driver information, driving logs, ýdriver-moving violations, parts inventory purchases, parts inventory used, parts ýcatalogues, parts purchasing history, vendors, vehicle maintenance, tire maintenance, ýmaintenance descriptions, vehicle types, vehicle details, and maintenance work orders ýý(Huffman Trucking, 2005). The overall operating systems architecture does not have ýstandardization between the sites. The company has two main operating systems at the ýMissouri and Ohio locations and the operating systems at the New Jersey and California ýlocations are significantly smaller in scope, which indicates that the company does less ýbusiness at the sites with the smaller infrastructure. The operating software and network ýdevices are antiquated with a vintage from the mid-eighties to the early nineties with little ýsupport available from the companies that produced the products.ý Major Logistical Hubs
ý The two main locations of the company located in Missouri and Ohio use a Token ýRing Network Admin/OPS, IPX/SPX Protocol, Cisco router, Cisco 10mb Hub, Cisco ýSwitch, CAT five wiring, Novel 4.11 (NOS), Novel Border Manager, Apple-TAK ýý(Graphics & Design), Lotus Notes RS, Netscape Corporate Browers, Norton Antivirus ýCorporate Edition, and ArcServe Backup Software in the office area (Huffman Trucking, ýý2005). The plant areas use a Token Ring Network, TCP/IP Protocol, Cisco 10 mb Hub, ýCAT 3 wiring, Wyse Terminals, and Wireless Barcode Scanners in the facilities. Both ýlocations also use a firewall and an Avaya Digital Phone Systems...
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