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Write an executive summary of International Plastics, Inc.’s business requirements for an upcoming discussion with the CEO. As a general guideline, executive summaries are typically 1 to 2 pages in length, at 12 pt font, and single-spaced. Based on the attached files.

Include the following information:

  • A high-level description of the current IT infrastructure including network, information systems, applications, mobile computing, data management, business intelligence, and security.
  • An overview of the operational environment.
  • An explanation of how a new IT infrastructure will improve business performance.
  • A chart listing at least three examples of technology hardware upgrades and how they will improve business performance.
  • APA Format no plagiarism
Narrative Descriptions of Network DiagramsCMGT/554 Version 71

Narrative Descriptions of Network Diagrams for International Plastics Inc.

The set of network diagrams for International Plastics Inc. consists of five (5) diagrams. They are as follows:

1) International Plastics Inc. – Network Overview

a) This diagram shows the 4 physical locations of International Plastics Inc. interconnected by a WAN. The WAN connection between corporate headquarters and the China facility is specifically defines as a satellite link. Along with the location pictorial is a listing of the main functions taking place at that location, and also the number of current employees at that location.

2) International Plastics Inc. Corporate Headquarters

a) The network diagram for the corporate headquarters is really a composite of a number of sections: Note the backbone base for this location is 100baseT

i) The administration section. Displays the main operational functions: Corporate, HR, etc. with a computer icon that defines the current number of employees in that function, and a description of the computer. There are 36 VOIP telephones in this section.

ii) The R&D function, which has 1000baseF network backbone and is totally a MAC based environment. There are 15 employees each with their computers; the section includes 3 high-end color printers and a plotter. The 1000baseF network is connected to the corporate LAN through a switch.

iii) The servers and an NAS. The servers include WIN server, a WIN Exchange server, a UNIX server, which hosts the corporate SAP ERP SW. All the servers are IBM servers: the WIN servers are IBM HS20 blade servers and the main UNIX server is an IBM p series.

iv) An UPS is provided to prove backup power for the server room.

v) The last section is the communications environment, which has two main parts: the data link to the Satellite base station through a switch and a VOIP router to connect the two facilities with voice. The satellite operates in Ka band and is setup to handle an OC1 data rate with end-to-end encryption. The second part of the communications environment is a router to provide a T3 connection through a firewall to the outside network.

3) International Plastics Inc. – Albany, GA Network Diagram

a) The Albany network includes 20 office computers for the administration people in the facility. The local server is an HP BL460P blade server, which handles local print; file, exchange and interfaces back to the home office. A local NAS system provides local data backup. A 5KVA UPS is provides for power backup. A link to the router/firewall provides the T2 connection to the outside network. Internally the factory floor is connected to the main LAN through a 24 port Cisco switch.

4) International Plastics Inc. – Pontiac MI Network Diagram

a) The Pontiac network includes 45 office computers for the administration people in the facility. The local server is an HP BL460P blade server, which handles local print; file, exchange and interfaces back to the home office. A local NAS system provides local data backup. A 5KVA UPS is provides for power backup. A link to the router/firewall provides the T2 connection to the outside network. Internally the factory floor is connected to the main LAN through a 24 port Cisco switch.

5) International Plastics Inc. China Headquarters

a) The network diagram for the China facility is a composite of a number of sections: Note the backbone base for this location is 100baseT

i) The administration section. Displays the main operational functions: Corporate, HR, etc. with a computer icon that defines the current number of employees in that function, and a description of the computer. There are 35 VOIP telephones in this section.

ii) The R&D function, which has 1000baseF network backbone and is totally a MAC based environment. There are 15 employees each with their computers; the section includes 3 high-end color printers and a plotter. The 1000baseF network is connected to the corporate LAN through a switch.

iii) The servers and an NAS. The servers include WIN server, a WIN Exchange server, a UNIX server, which interfaces to the corporate SAP ERP SW. All the servers are IBM servers: the WIN servers are IBM HS20 blade servers and the main UNIX server is an IBM p series.

iv) An UPS is provided to prove backup power for the server room.

b) The last section is the communications environment, which has two main parts: the data link to the Satellite base station through a switch and a VOIP router to connect the two facilities with voice. The satellite operates in Ka band and is setup to handle an OC1 data rate with end-to-end encryption. The second part of the communications environment is a router to provide a T3 connection through a firewall to the outside network.

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Link builder

Firewall

Cisco Router 2900

Fiber link for NAS

24 port 100 Mbps Switches

NAS Disk array

T 2 connection to corporate

24 port 100 Mbps Switches

Connection to Corp.

UPS

Blade Server HP BL 460 P Print, file, exchange, local ERP to home office

Cat 5 cable

20 office computers Dell Vostro i3 3.3 Ghz 4 GB MB RAM GB HD WIN 7 OS Office 2007

Cisco Catalyst 3560 Ethernet Switch 48 port

Manufacturing Floor

48 port Patch Panels

All cabling CAT 5 100baseT

HP CP4225n Color Laser Printer

Cisco Catalyst 3560 Ethernet switch 24 port

APC Smart-UPS 5000 VA USB & Serial 220V

International Plastics, Inc. Albany, GA Network Diagram

Ethernet

Satellite dish

International Plastics, Inc. – China Headquarters

Corp

Marketing

Finance

HR

R&D Network

MAC PRO (15)

Dual 1.8 GB 1 Ghz 6 core 12 GB Ram 1 TB HD 27″ monitors

Satellite base station

NAS Iomega P800M

24 Port Hub Linksys EF2H24

WIN Exchange Server

WIN Network Server

UNIX ERP/MRP Server ERP = SAP

UPS: Serve the entire server room; additional UPS in satellite base station.

IBM pSeries 6E4 Multipocessor 16GB RAM 1 TB HD

2 ea IBM HS20 Blade Svrs 2 X XEON 2.8 GHz 1 GB RAM

1 GB Fiber backbone

3 ea Phaser 6700 color Printers

100 base T

35 ea Dell Vostro i3 3.3 Ghz 4 GB RAM 500 GB HD WIN 7 OS Office 2007

12

8

8

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2 ea 24 port switches Cisco 2950

35 IP Phones

Gateway/Switch

1 HP Plotter

Identical to other WIN servers

VOIP/Data Router

T3 to outside network

Gateway/Switch

VOIP/Data Router

Ka Band ATM AA1 PVC 51.8 Mb data rate, AES end-to-end

8 HP Laserjet BW printers – P3015dn 2 in each department

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Satellite dish

International Plastics, Inc. – Corporate Headquarters

Corp

Marketing

Finance

HR

R&D Network

MAC PRO (15)

Dual 1.8 GB 1 Ghz 6 core 12 GB Ram 1 TB HD 27″ monitors

Satellite base station

NAS Iomega P800M

24 Port Hub Linksys EF2H24

WIN Exchange Server

WIN Network Server

UNIX ERP/MRP Server ERP = SAP

UPS: Serve the entire server room; additional UPS in satellite base station.

IBM pSeries 6E4 Multipocessor 16GB RAM 1 TB HD

2 ea IBM HS20 Blade Svrs 2 X XEON 2.8 GHz 1 GB RAM

1 GB Fiber backbone

3 ea Phaser 6700 color Printers

100 base T

35 ea Dell Vostro i3 3.3 Ghz 4 GB MB RAM GB HD WIN 7 OS Office 2007

12

8

8

7

2 ea 24 port switches Cisco 2950

35 IP Phones

Gateway/Switch

1 HP Plotter

Identical to other WIN servers

VOIP/Data Router

T3 to outside network

Gateway/Switch

VOIP/Data Router

Ka Band ATM AA1 PVC 51.8 Mb data rate, AES end-to-end

8 HP Laserjet BW P4510 Printers: 2 in each department. 2 HP color Multifunction Office Jet 8600. 1 in corporate, 1 in marketing

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45 client computers with Windows 7 and MS office 2007 4 Network Printers Cat 5 cabling in building

45 office computers Dell Vostro I3 3.3 GHz 4 GB RAM 500 MB HD

Manufacturing Floor

48 Port patch panels

Connection to Corp.

Fiber link for NAS

2 – HP Laserjet M602n

HP CP4225n Color Laser Printer

Blade Server HP – BL 460 P Print, file, Exchange, local ERP back to home office

Cisco Catylst 3580 Ethernet switch 48 port

Cisco catalyst 3560 Ethernet switch 24 port

APC Smart-UPS 5000 VA USB & Serial 220VAC

International Plastics, Inc. Pontiac, MI Network Diagram