Network technologies can be employed in various ways to meet business needs. Developing a solution begins with a set of requirements that must be understood and met. Following is a scenario that requires the use of a variety of network components and technologies. When working on developing a solution, all requirements may not be explicitly stated. When in doubt, post targeted questions. When making assumptions, be sure to include them in your design document.
The construction industry has struggled over the past years due to the economy. Nearly a dozen companies, including builders and subcontractors, banned together to develop a strategy to increase their business in the greater Washington, D.C. area. This consortium of builders and subcontractors called themselves BLDRS-DC.
BLDRS-DC engaged a well-known marketing company that recommended that they use a Web site to exhibit their services, capabilities, and availability. Other social media sites would be represented in the final solution as well. This site would tie together their sales and scheduling information. They also identified the need for the project managers to have access to project details from the construction sites. This remote access would ensure tasks were completed correctly and decrease construction time considerably.
In addition to engaging a marketing firm, BLDRS-DC hired a company that develops and manages Web sites. The Web site management company would be responsible for developing the software to connect sales materials and scheduling information to the Web site. Fortunately, all the companies involved use the same scheduling software and database software for sales material.
As the network specialist selected to plan and coordinate all of the activities, you need to develop a design document that outlines the technologies needed at each company to connect their unique information to the Web site. Specify the necessary network components that each company would need to enable customer access and scheduling.
In addition, you need to identify a solution for allowing construction managers to securely access drawings and other pertinent construction details remotely.
Prepare a Word document that is approximately 3–5 pages in APA format.
Be sure to include the following.
- Title page
- Description of the network components needed to allow access to marketing materials and scheduling information
- Specified technologies needed to allow construction foremen remote access to construction details
- Explanation of any challenges or considerations uncovered from the research conducted