Essays on Information & Communications Technology Assignment

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Report for the Recommended Computer System for Byrnes Motor SalesBased on the information given, identify the essential hardware equipment that would need to be purchased in order to fulfil the design specification of the system you are recommending. In addition, recommend, with detailed specifications, the software that should be purchased to meet the company’s requirements. Outline clearly for Mr. Byrne a training plan you propose for the existing staff of the company. In all cases, give reasons for your choices. You must with a work within a budgetary constraint of €30,000.Existing State of CompanyByrnes Motor Sales is a company which is in need of a better computerization system for the processing of its day to day activities.

Currently, they are using only one computer which has Windows 98 and Office 95. They also have one inkjet printer for printing purposes. MS Word is used for typing letters and invoices. The promotion and advertising is handed over to another company on large costs. The company also requires bookkeeping which is not done by the company itself. The sales information is updated manually on day to day basis.

Two sales representatives are good at usage of computer systems while the other two are not. Recommended Hardware optionsAccording to my recommendations, the Byrnes Motor Sales can get a new as well as used computer hardware system which will be suitable for all the software to run. First OptionAcer Veriton 5900Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 (1.8GHz 2M 800FSB), Q965 Chipset, 160 GB SATA, 512MB DDR2 Maximum supporting upto 2GB DDR II 667MHz RAM Dual Channels Supporting on Four DIMM, Embedded 10/100/1000 base TX Ethernet controller, 1 x Parallel, 1 x Serial, 8 x USB ports; 4 rear connectors and 4 front connectors, 1X VGA Port, PS/2Keyboard, PS/2 Mouse, DVD, Onboard VGA, Windows XP, 3 years warranty. Second OptionAcer Power FHIntel Dual Core 925 (3.0GHz 2X2MB 800FSB), Intel 946GZ / ICH7,80 GB SATA, 512MB DDR2 Maximum supporting upto 2GB DDR II 400/533/667MHz RAM Dual Channels Supporting on Four DIMM, , Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)3000 with Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) 3.0 PCI Express X 16 Graphic Card Support, 1 x Parallel, 1 x Serial, 8 x USB ports; 4 rear connectors and 4 front connectors, 1X VGA Port, PS/2Keyboard, PS/2 Mouse, COMBO, Onboard VGA, Windows Vista, 1 years warranty. Third option Acer Power FHIntel Core 2 Duo (2.0GHz), Intel 946GZ / ICH7,160 GB SATA, 1GB DDR2 Maximum supporting upto 2GB DDR II 400/533/667MHz RAM Dual Channels Supporting on Four DIMM, , Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)3000 with Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) 3.0 PCI Express X 16 Graphic Card Support, , 1 x Parallel, 1 x Serial, 8 x USB ports; 4 rear connectors and 4 front connectors, 1X VGA Port, PS/2Keyboard, PS/2 Mouse, COMBO, Onboard VGA, Windows Vista, 1 years warranty. Recommended Software optionsSystem software (Operating System)Windows Vista or Windows XPUtility SoftwareMS Office 2007 including MS Word, MS Access and MS ExcelAnti Virus (Norton anti virus)Scan Disk (for trouble shooting)Internet browser (Netscape Navigator)MS OutlookReasons for the Above RecommendationsThe usage of above utilities will save time and cost because due to computerization in the whole company, people will work faster as before.

Moreover, they can use the utilities to improve the performance of their company.

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