Changing to a Multi-Platform Configuration Research Paper by The Research Group

Changing to a Multi-Platform Configuration
An examination of the switch from a single operating system to a multi-operating system.
# 70776 | 3,450 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2003 | US

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This paper analyzes a situation for a hypothetical company in relation to switching from a single-operating system configuration to a multi-operating system configuration. The paper presents the analysis methodology, analyses of the issues, an implementation plan should the decision be to change from a single-operating system configuration to a multi-operating system configuration for the company's network, training costs should the decision be to change the configuration of the network and the cost-benefit effects of a change in the network configuration.

Analysis Methodology
Analysis of Issues
Implementation Plan
Training Costs
Cost-Benefit Considerations

From the Paper:

"The problem of providing support for an IT system that moves from a one-platform configuration to a multi-platform configuration will increase in scope and complexity. This problem will be centered in the IT Department. The Department will find it necessary to expand the base of knowledge among personnel to develop the in-house capacity to provide effective and efficient support to clients regardless of the platform they are using.
"Process support also will be necessary. The primary process support will involve preparing and facilitating client workshops, and forming client/IT teams to jointly arrive at agreed decisions concerning the implementation of any cross-platform services (Brochu 24).
"Providing the necessary levels of additional support will be more problematic for the company in relation to the introduction of Sun Solaris work stations in to the network configuration than is the case if Apple Macintosh desk tops are integrated into the network configuration ("Operating System Technical Comparison" 1). The introduction of the Unix-based Sun Solaris work stations will increase support requirements at both client and server level of the company's network."

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