Information Systems Paper
Mr. Michael Szafranski
MICROTECH Computers in focusing on its Business Process Management(BPM), has integrated ample time in both building computer hardware, acquiring customized pieces, and purchasing software that satisfies the technological needs of the BPM. According to Mark Snider, Senior I.T Director of Microtech Computers, there was an immediate need for the building of a Computer Server and Workstations with the following specifications, that was capable of handling the needs of the BPM. Specifically there was a need for technology that satisfied and supported both personal and workgroup needs. (Snider, Mark. Microtech Computers, I.T Dept. May, 2012). He further went on to outline the specifications which are :-
A Server must be built and configured with a 21 user workstation license, the Windows Server 2008 Operating System, 5 one(1) Terabytes SCSI Hard Drives, 16 Gigabytes of Memory, 10/100 Ethernet port, 5 USB Ports, DVD burner drive, RAID 5 Configuration, Intel 3D graphical video adapter, sound capability, and internal wireless card. Mr. Douglas of the Computer Department of Wikipedia attempts to simplify the purpose of having a Server, by highlighting the context of client-server architecture. A Server is a computer program running to serve the requests of other programs, the "clients". Thus, the "server" performs some computational task on behalf of "clients". The clients either run on the same computer or connect through the network. In most common use, server is a physical computer (a computer hardware system) dedicated to running one or more such services (as a host), to serve the needs of users of the other computers on the network. The Windows 2008 Server Operating System is a installed and configured to a Server computer for the specific purpose of satisfying multi-user computer needs and operations, controlling...
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