Rasmussen College Module 2 Proposal and Maintenance Plan Assignment

Part I

Initech has asked you for a proposal for the hardware and software you would recommend for their business, as well as a maintenance plan that you will be recommending for their SOHO. In Microsoft Word create 3-5 pages and provide the following:

  • Business needs
    • What hardware will Initech need? Why?
    • What software (OS, applications) will Initech need? Why?
    • Will specific facilities be needed, such as server closets, HVAC accommodations, fire suppression, etc.?
    • What type of data will be stored, and how? Are there different levels of data sensitivity? If so, how will you differentiate between storing these levels?
  • Hardware specifications
    • What type of PCs will you use? Why?
    • How will you configure the PCs chosen? Why?
    • What type of mobile devices will be used? Why?
    • How will you configure the mobile devices–with one setting for everyone, or can the devices be customized? Why?
  • Software (OS, applications, antimalware) specifications
    • What software will be installed on the PCs? Why?
    • What software will you install on the mobile devices? Why?
  • Maintenance plan
    • What type of maintenance plan will you recommend?
    • How often should they upgrade the hardware? Why?
    • How often should they upgrade the software? Why?

Part II

For the second part of this project, using Microsoft Word in 1 -2 pages address the following:

  • What ethical issues could arise as you gather the requirements for your proposal? How would you address those issues?
  • While gathering information from Initech employees in regards to what Initech will need for their SOHO, you encounter a disgruntled Initech employee that is upset you were brought in for this project. As a professional, how would you handle this employee?

Use vocabulary and tone appropriate for your target audience–your client, Initech. If you used outside resources to support your content (for example, articles, charts, or images you use that are not your own), be sure to cite those sources.