Information Technology Proposal
April 16, 2006
To:Director of Information Technology at Riordan Manufacturing From:Darren Brown, Information Technology Systems consultant Date:April 16, 2006
Subject:Information Technology Proposal
As an Information Technology Systems consultant for Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, I have completed a review of your organization's current software and hardware systems and determined that with some changes Riordan Manufacturing will be able to exceed its current organizational goals and maintaining its place as the industry leader in identifying industry trends. The current network architecture that exist at Riordan Manufacturing consists of three sites connected by WAN to a fourth, which is the Headquarters located in San Jose, CA. The Headquarters network consists of two Ethernets supporting Research and Design and the rest of the organization. R&D contains fifteen MAC G5's, three Phaser color printers, one HP Plotter, and two WIN server for network and Exchange mail all on a 1 GB backbone Ethernet. Corporate, Marketing, Finance, and HR reside on the second Ethernet consisting of thirty-five Dell Optiflexs running WIN 2k and Office 2000, which is running off a 100 base T Ethernet. Two WIN servers reside on this Ethernet as well running Network Services and Exchange mail services. A UNIX server is also located on the network providing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) applications. Also within the network is a NAS Iomega P800M Server utilized for easy backup of essential data. San Jose also possesses a satellite and Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), which is connected to both Ethernets. All three are connected to the internet on a T1 line. The Second site is Albany, GA. This site's network consists of 20 Compaq PC's with Win 98 and MS Office, 2 HP LaserJet V's, WIN NT File Server, WIN NT Exchange Server,...