Mimi Meowz is a large designer-clothing company that sells mainly to large retail department stores, as well as to smaller boutique shops. The company requires its salespeople to use notebook computers to enter orders from customers. This information is then transmitted to its warehouses, where orders are shipped on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, the stores are aware of this shipping policy and are extremely competitive about which one of them will offer a new Mimi Meowz product first. Many retailers have persuaded salespeople to falsify their order dates on sales forms by making them appear earlier than they actually were placed. This situation is creating problems at the warehouse. The sales staff will not change their behavior, since it might cost them in lost sales commissions.
How can the warehouse server be used to certify when orders are actually placed? Explain in a paragraph.
Salespeople are complaining that they cannot focus sufficiently on their true job of selling because of the volume of data they must enter with each order. List the data items relating to sales of clothing to retailers that should be stored in and retrieved from a server rather than input for every order.
Describe in a paragraph or two how barcoding might help solve the problem in part b.
Describe the kinds of data validation techniques you would incorporate on the server to ensure data quality.
List and describe 8 eight tests for validating input data that will lead to more accurate data entry.
The Linux kernel is loaded in its entirety into main memory during startup; no part of it can be paged out. On the other hand, Windows privileged processes must lock pages of allocated memory to prevent them from being paged out. Each of these approaches has benefits and risks. What are they? Answer this question in a journal entry.