You have been hired as an IT consultant by an entrepreneur starting a small advertising company called MilleniAds. As a start-up, your clientâ€™s
company is relatively small and has a limited budget. There are only 10 employees, including a few creative directors, graphic designers, sales staff, a financial
accountant, and an office administrator, with the entrepreneur as CEO. The current IT budget cannot exceed $25,000 and ideally should come in as far under
that number as possible. MilleniAds will produce customized sales flyers, brochures, and other branded items, such as letterhead and business cards, that apply
a youthful, fresh perspective targeting millennial demographics. Therefore, the company needs the ability to store and manipulate digital images and to produce
physical copies of their products for their clients. The CEO wants to keep track of inventory, sales, and expenses digitally, but she does not anticipate having very
complex records for the first year. She projects having only a dozen or so accounts but hopes to scale up in the coming years. It would be ideal to have a simple
and user-friendly system for sharing information and files between employees. Many of the employees are millennials themselves who have indicated that their
current desktop PCs are limiting their capabilities and that they prefer using their phones and other mobile devices for their professional and personal
responsibilities. Two of the ten employees will operate primarily outside of the office, soliciting business from regional firms, and they will need to access
company information while on the road, in their home offices, and at customer sites.
Beyond the specific information given above, you have the ability to fill in the gaps with assumptions or additional details that will make your final project unique
and meaningful to you. If you have any questions, reach out to your instructor for guidance.
Prompt: Given the scenario above, what are the best hardware, software, networking, and information security options for addressing your clientâ€™s business
In Milestone One, you determined your company’s general hardware and software needs. Once those needs are established, how do you determine the specific hardware components needed to complete a task for a particular type of business or organization? As you complete this milestone, recall the material discussed in the last milestone assignment.
The purpose of the milestone activities is to scaffold learning and ensure quality final submissions. You will receive feedback from your instructor based on the rubric. Be sure to incorporate your instructor’s feedback into your final project.