Introduction to management information systems homework
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Question 1: (40 pts)
Suppose you have a consulting practice implementing local area networks for fraternities and sororities on your campus.
- Consider a fraternity house. Explain how a LAN could be used to connect all of the computers in the house. Would you recommend an Ethernet LAN, an 802.11 LAN, or a combination? Justify your answer.
- This chapter did not provide enough information for you to determine how many switches the fraternity house might need. However, in general terms, describe how the fraternity could use a multiple-switch system.
Considering the connection to the Internet, would you recommend that the fraternity house use a DSL, a cable modem, or a WAN wireless? Although you can rule out at least one of these alternatives with the knowledge you already have, what additional information do you need in order to make a specific recommendation?
Should you develop a standard package solution for each of your customers? What advantages accrue from a standard solution? What are the disadvantages?
Question 2: (30 pts)
Define cloud and explain the three key terms in your definition. Compare and contrast cloud-based and in-house hosting. In your opinion, explain the three most important factors that make cloud-hosting preferable to on-site hosting.
Question 3: (30 pts)
Apple invested more than $1 billion dollars in the North Carolina center that will host the iCloud. For them to do so, they must perceive the iCloud to be a key component of their future. Using the principles listed in page 88 of your textbook, explain all the ways that you believe the iCloud will give Apple a competitive advantage over other mobile device vendors.
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