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Date Created: 11/17/15
What needs to be changed and why One of the most important characteristics of a good IT infrastructure is consistency Most of the computers need to be the same the servers need to be the same throughout the network and the voice equipment needs to be consistent The first thing that needs to change is all computers need to be running Windows XP with the exception of the Macs The technology of Windows 31 and Windows 98 is to antiquated for today s technology Having all Windows boxes with XP will help ensure easy manageability data surety and when problems do arise XP can be supported and repaired The next change arises from the physical infrastructure of the networks Cat 3 is old and slow the equipment made for it isn t manufactured anymore therefore finding support for any of this equipment will be hard to find and expensive Connections between locations and to the internet need to be consistent Using AOL and modems at one location while having a T1 at others doesn t give a very efficient operations ow The networks all seem to operate independently so if one site goes down nothing is lost unless you are at that site but what about communications and load balancing between the sites during normal working hours All Token Ring Networks will need to be replaced This method is significantly slower than using TCPIP on a switch
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