7. a) Assuming that Fastfit goes ahead with its plans to have an e-commerce site, identify two physical locations, from where customers can enter their orders to the ecommerce site and b) For each of the locations that you mentioned, identify the technologies (cover the areas of software, hardware and networks) that a customer would need (at the location) to accomplish this activity? (use a table)
Technologies for Home Location
Single user operating system software, for example, Intel CPU or
Mac Power CPU. This is the software that enables software applications to have control over processes running on a computer and use hardware resources. As the customer would presumably be the only person needing access to this operating system, they would require single user capabilities.
Browser – the customer’s computer would need to have some kind of browser icompatible with the OS installed on their PC.
For example, Google Chrome or
Internet Explorer. This browser would then enable them to access the FastFit website.
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Personal computer of some kind.
The PC would firstly need to be equipped with a CPU for processing programs and information
Input & Output Hardware. It would also need to have input hard ware, such as a keyboard and a mouse so that the customer could communicate his/her needs through the computer. It would be ideal if the PC also had output hardware such as a printer so that the customer could print any confirmation or receipt, however, this would not be vital.
Storage Systems - This computer would need to be equipped with both primary and secondary storage systems. That would mean the PC would have to have a RAM, for short term storage and a magnetic hard drive for long term storage.
Modem/Router – Modem is short for modulator-demodulator. It is a device or