Wireless Network Proposal, Riordan Manufacturing

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Wireless Network Proposal, Riordan Manufacturing

University of Phoenix
CIS 319

June 14, 2008

Riordan Enterprises has requested to look into the possibility of adding wireless capabilities to their existing network. The need for wireless is understandable. It enables employees to be productive from anywhere. If they need to travel to a potential customer in Montana, or are at a plastics conference in Hawaii the ability to connect to the Riordan’s intranet is vital. Not only does it allow the employee to continue to stay connected with work, it also allows them to share the intranet and all it has to offer to potential clients, as well as offering those potential clients use of the system for easier ordering and up to date financial and tracking information regarding their purchases. This is why a Virtual Private Network would be a good tool to add to the Riordan tool bag. It will allow the current network to stay intact as well as adding the ability to access the network from anywhere. This adds in the efficiency and productivity of Riordan and its many employees and global locations.

Riordan has four locations spanning the globe. With three locations in the United States and one major location in China the VPN would be able to keep all four locations connected at a speed that would enable them to stay productive, accurate and up to date in many aspects of their business. There are also many options that can include mixing and matching systems to best suite Riordan’s complicated and far stretched needs. This is what makes the VPN best suited for Riordan and their needs. VPN is expandable and can be used from anywhere. Cost is in issue with any change and Riordan has also made it clear that cost, and keeping it down, is important to them. Many different companies that offer VPNS and WIFI cards; it is a matter of finding the one that is compatible with all of Riordan’s needs. It is important that we research what each company is capable of giving...
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