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(Long Report) Serafinas Deli Network Mrs. Sherwood

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1. PL NETWORKS 2. Serafina's Deli Network Copyright 1996-98 © Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc. 3. Background <ul><li>Computers have played a major…
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  • 1. PL NETWORKS
  • 2. Serafina's Deli Network Copyright 1996-98 © Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc.
  • 3. Background <ul><li>Computers have played a major roll in the lives of humans, but networking has played even more of a role. In 1969 when the project ARPA evolved, this gave way for a whole new future. Networking has become a part of life. Credit reports, medical records, banks are some of the few seen through the ability of networking. Today a car dealer in France can check the credit report of a man from the U.S. right from his monitor with the capabilities of a network. </li></ul><ul><li>LAN (Local Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network) are two mostly known Networks. A LAN is a network within a single office or building within a small area. WAN on the other hand is a group of a LAN’s networked together. The internet is an example of a WAN. </li></ul>
  • 4. Problem and Purpose of Serafina’s Deli <ul><li>Serfafina’s Deli has zero connection to the outside world through computers. All orders and records must be written on paper and then stored in a filing cabinet which holds very little but takes up a good amount of space. Menus constantly change and purchasing them often becomes expensive. The best solution for the problem we have encountered is a whole computer network installed which consists of 3 computers and a server. We will also purchase the correct software to create menus which will be found to be very helpful and a money saver. </li></ul>
  • 5. Discussion <ul><li>In such a little business a big network is not needed but yet a simple and inexpensive network is. All products must also be selected to be able to perform for many years to come without being outdated to quickly, which means that products will come heavily equipped with memory, fast processors, large hard drives etc. This makes for future updating a bit simpler and sometimes a bit cheaper. </li></ul>
  • 6. Workstation <ul><li>When choosing the workstation, Gateway and Dell were found to be the best companies for our needs. The main reason was because of the great support they had in cases of troubleshooting. All workstations were chosen with a flat screen monitor because of the small amount of space within the business. The choice between the two companies was the Gateway Professional S1700. </li></ul><ul><li>*Specifications shown on next slide </li></ul>
  • 7. Workstation Specs <ul><li>Intel PIII 1.7 Ghz </li></ul><ul><li>256mb </li></ul><ul><li>40 gb </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 2000 Prof. </li></ul><ul><li>15.7” Flat Screen Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>3 Year Warranty </li></ul>
  • 8. Workstation/Laptop <ul><li>Portability was a factor for one of the workstations so the Gateway Solo 9500 was chosen over the Dell. Gateway was also cheaper than Dell. </li></ul>
  • 9. Workstation/Laptop Specs <ul><li>Intel PIII 1000mhz </li></ul><ul><li>256mb </li></ul><ul><li>20gb </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>15.0” Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>3 year Warranty </li></ul>
  • 10. Server <ul><li>In such a small working environment, a very basic server is all that is needed. The chosen server for Serafina’s was the Gateway 7400 W2KS. </li></ul>
  • 11. Server Specs <ul><li>Intel PIII 1Ghz </li></ul><ul><li>512mb </li></ul><ul><li>(3)18gb SCSI Raid 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Win 2000 Server w/5 Client Licenses </li></ul><ul><li>15” Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>3 Year Warranty </li></ul>
  • 12. Printer <ul><li>A laser printer was chosen for Serafina’s due to the printing that will be taking place with all the menus. An inkjet was considered but the concern for smudging, bleeding, and speed was a factor. The chosen laser was the Lexmark C720 color laser printer. </li></ul>
  • 13. Printer Specs <ul><li>16ppm B+W </li></ul><ul><li>6ppm Color </li></ul><ul><li>2400 dpi </li></ul><ul><li>1 Year Onsite Warranty </li></ul>                        
  • 14. Hub <ul><li>The hub chosen was the 3Com OfficeConnect Dual Speed Hub 8. An 8 port hub was chosen in case of expandability and in case a port may break, another may be used. </li></ul>
  • 15. Hub Specs <ul><li>8 Ports </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Windows 95 </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Windows 98 </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Windows ME </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Windows 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Supports NT 4.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Macintosh </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Unix </li></ul>                      
  • 16. Firewall Security <ul><li>The firewall chosen for Serafina’s network was in software form. The chosen firewall was Norton Personal Firewall 2001. </li></ul>
  • 17. Firewall Specs <ul><li>Enhanced intrusion protection </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic firewall configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Alert Tracker informs you of important activities </li></ul>                                                  
  • 18. Cables <ul><li>The cables chosen for the network were CAT5 Patch Cable w/boot 3ft and 7ft cables. </li></ul>                               
  • 19. Wiring <ul><li>All wiring throughout the building will be done by GEM Electric. Gem electric gave a very good price which included all cabling. </li></ul>
  • 20. Internet Connection <ul><li>Internet connection for Serafina’s will be provided by a cable modem which will be purchased through Optimum, A service of Cablevision. Monthly cost for the service is $39.99. </li></ul>
  • 21. Software <ul><li>Software for all the design needs of the business can be done through the ease of Adobe Photoshop 6.0. Adobe Photoshop gives the capability to create any designs needed in any type of creation. </li></ul>
  • 22. Adobe Photoshop Specs <ul><li>Integrated tools for creating and outputting crisp, editable vector shapes and text </li></ul><ul><li>The new rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, polygon, and line tools let you create a wide variety of vector-based shapes </li></ul>                                                                                       
  • 23. Serafina’s Deli Network Outlay $19,064.36 Total $2,000.00 $2,000.00 Network Installation 2½ Days 1 $1,150.00 $1,150.00 Wiring Installation-GEM Electric 1 $571.91 $571.91 Adobe Photoshop 6.0 1 $49.99 $49.99 Norton Personal Firewall 2001 1 $4.77 $1.59 Cat5 Patch Cable 7ft 3 $11.70 $1.17 Cat5 Patch Cable 3ft 10 $99.99 $99.99 Cable Modem 1 $117.00 $117.00 3Com Office Connect Hub 1 $2,099.00 $2,099.00 Lexmark C720 Laser Printer 1 $3,968.00 $3,968.00 Gateway 7400 W2KS 1 $3,456.00 $3,456.00 Solo 9500 XL 2000 Deluxe 1 $5,536.00 $2,768.00 Gateway Professional S1700 2 Total Cost Cost Each Item Description Quantity
  • 24. Conclusion <ul><li>With the installation of this new network, the possibilities you will encounter are tremendous. Once installed you will then have access to the internet, making ordering, easier, keeping records more organized etc. These are just a few of the opportunities waiting out there. This network will benefit everyone in the workplace and most of all the workplace itself. </li></ul>
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