CMIT 364: Windows Desktop Operating Systems
University of Maryland University College Asia
Desktop Migration Proposal
Upgrading HACKM, LLC from Windows 7 to Windows 8 is a change the company feels it needs to make to be prepared for future growth of the company with new technology ideas as they come out. Due to some difference in the layout of the two, we will have to take the necessary steps to make sure that end users do not have a long downtime between the changes, and are knowledgeable of the new system. Windows 8 is built on the foundation of Windows 7. Windows 8 can use the same hardware that was used for Windows 7. Throughout my proposal, I will show you how I plan to have HACKM, LLC upgrade to Windows 8 smoothly, and be able to add new hardware, like tablets. The proposal will also address issues of concern like Group Policies to control access to applications, how data storage will be managed, the network, security, and monitoring of the varies workstations to name a few areas.
Description of Hardware Needed for Upgrade
HACKM, LLC will not have to do much buying of new hardware, due to Windows 8 being able to work on the same hardware as Windows 7, which they already have in place. However, I will have them implement a Metropolitan Network (MAN) with gigabit Ethernet connection. The MAN will allow HACKM, LLC to have great internet speeds. They are going to have fast download and upload speeds of critical information, so employees will be able to work from anywhere through the use of mobile devices, such as tablets like they wanted. They will also have to buy a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to help keep the new network secure. I would also have them set up a cloud network through the SkyDrive feature of Windows 8 to allow for faster saving of keys files so they can be download on any of the companies’ computers being used no matter where the employee is at. This few changes, will give HACKM, LLC many options on