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A Case Study
A study of a computer operating systems upgrade project for A&K Ltd. - a manufacturer of data storage devices.
# 8937 | 12,770 words | 22 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This report identifies both the technical and human areas associated the selection of the new operating system for the computer. It describes a survey that was conducted to assess employee feelings about the old system and assess potential reactions to the new system. The paper analyzes the differences between the company's existing UNIX-based Linux system and the proposed Windows XP system.

Table of Contents

Project Definition and Objectives
Literature Review
Factors Involved in Choosing an Operating System
Traditional System Life Cycle
System Needs
Information Archiving and Data Storage
Types of Operating Systems
Choosing an Operating System
Unix, Linux and Windows
The History of Unix and Windows
The Linux Operating System
The Windows Operating System
Other Operating Systems
The True Cost of an Operating System
A&K System Analysis
Types of Information by Department
Information Isolation and Integration
Perceived Security Needs
Computer Literacy and User Questionnaire
User Survey Results
Final Conclusions and Recommendations
How This Will Improve the Company
Implementation Strategy
Recruitment and Selection
Overcoming Resistance to Change
Self Critique
Works Cited
APPENDIX I: Windows vs. Linux
APPENDIX II: User Survey

From the Paper:

"Changing the computer systems at A&K Ltd. is only one of the major changes caused by its massive expansion. The company is undergoing many policy and structural changes as well. The command structure of the company is being re-structured and the managerial and departmental hierarchy is changing as well. A&K Ltd. began as a small family business and is now on the verge of becoming a world player. The same strategies and structure that worked as a small business no longer work efficiently for a large corporation. "

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