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IFSM 370 Project 4: Architectural Diagram Instructions




Question;IFSM 370 Project 4;Architectural Diagram Instructions;Introduction;This;is an individual project. This project is related to the Case Study project.;Each student must complete an Architectural Diagram that illustrates the;placement of security and other technologies within the converged;network solution. The foundationfor this project is the;requirements analysis and proposal document that you completed for the Case;Study project. The target audience will be the organization?s Chief Information;Officer (CIO). The Architectural Diagram deliverable is an MS Word document. If;you use a drawing tool to complete the diagram you must copy and paste the;images into a Word document so that you only submit one Word document for;grading.;The completed Architectural Diagram;deliverable is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the due date shown in the Course;Schedule. See the Additional Information section of the syllabus for the;penalty for late or missed assignments and projects.;The diagram is valued;at 10% of the course grade.;Case Study;Company;Overview;Universal;Transport, Inc. (UTI) is a global logistics provider that offers fully;integrated freight and supply chain services through managed warehousing and;domestic and international freight forwarding. Services range from door-to-door;domestic and international delivery services to total supply chain management.;With branches across the United States and Europe and partners worldwide, UTI;continues to expand, and it has experienced rapid growth through acquisitions.;Note;The;termsupply chainrefers to all the elements involved in;bringing anorganization's products from the raw-goods stage to the;customer.;The;Association for Operations Management (APICS) dictionary ((;defines ?supply chain management (SCM)? as the design, planning, execution;control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of;creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide;logistics, synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance globally.;Page 1;of 5;IFSM 370 Project 4;Architectural Diagram Instructions;The;Business Challenge;UTI;is competing in an environment where freight transport is as much about keeping;customers informed as it is about on-time delivery. The company has adopted;web-based technologies for tracking freight, differentiating its services;keeping customers informed, and ensuring the on-time delivery that is UTI's;hallmark. As a result, UTI enjoys a very high level of customer satisfaction.;Its;mobile workforce has rapidly increased, with drivers using PDAs to scan;consignments, which are then synced in real time via GPRS links to headquarters;applications that track the consignments. Customers use UTI?s web services to;view the progress of orders, from dispatch to warehousing to final delivery.;Customers also use UTI?s web-based systems to create freight documentation and;generate reports. With the EDI interface, invoices and payments are transferred;directly between the customers' systems and UTI, saving both time and money.;As;the company has expanded, the data flowing in the system have increased as;well. Now, with more than 5,000 employees and thousands of customers worldwide;UTI is suffering from the effects of explosive growth. Demands on its wide area;network (WAN) are exceeding capacity. The main data center has experienced;several network outages and unscheduled downtime. The aging ISDN telephone system;is failing, as the company has avoided the costly upgrades necessary to keep it;operating at optimal performance. Telephone bills have increased without;warning, and the voice mail system is overloaded.;The;Opportunity;UTI;wants to provide increased bandwidth between all 47 of its US offices and the;main data center located in Chicago. There are three regional business centers;that have four to eight satellite locations that need to able communicate and;exchange data daily.;These are located in Chicago, Kansas City, and Tampa. The;company desires a reliable and secure network to accommodate its planned growth;without exceeding 85% of capacity.;The;company does not want to spend any more on telephone services than it does;today, and its goal is to upgrade the services while protecting against;escalating costs from its ISDN service provider.;Efficiency;and productivity goals for this rapidly growing company are of paramount;importance, and there is a desire to provide capabilities and services that;incorporate technology solutions to improve in those areas as well as retain;the high level of customer satisfaction. UTI is also interested in reducing;travel between its sites by implementing video conferencing.;In;addition, UTI wants to be able to monitor and manage data and voice services;and ensure that capacity and performance is consistent with its business needs.;Page 2;of 5;IFSM 370 Project 4;Architectural Diagram Instructions;The Deliverable;For;this assignment, you will use your proposed solution for the UTI requirements;analysis. Briefly describe the proposed technology solution and list the;business requirements (including security requirements) that are satisfied.;This should be done on one (1) page. Then provide a diagram that illustrates;the placement of various communications components within the context of;developing an effective, efficient, security posture for the proposed solution;for TUI's converged network.;Your;deliverable will be one MS Word document that includes a 1-page business;requirements summary and an architectural drawing. Your deliverable will be;scored according to the scoring rubric below. Successful documents use;the bolded rubric attributes as major section headings.Be;sure you have incorporated all requiredaspects of the;assignment, and that the diagram satisfies what you have described;in the summary.;Page 3;of 5;IFSM 370 Project 4;Architectural Diagram Instructions;Scoring Rubric;Attribute;Full;points;Partial;points;No;points;Possible;Points;Business;Business;requirements;Business;Business;2;Requirements;of the converged;requirements of the;requirements are;network are;proposed solution;not included, or do;(including clearly;appropriately identified;are partially;not apply to the;identified security;from the proposed;identified and/or;proposed solution.;requirements);solution, work;explained, work;demonstrates;may be lacking in;understanding of course;demonstration of;concepts, analysis, and;understanding of;critical thinking.;course concepts;analysis, and/or;critical thinking.;Technology;All communications;Some;Communications;6;Diagram;components are clearly;communications;components and;identified and the layout;components are;the layout are not;is appropriately;identified and the;included in the;integrated in the;layout is somewhat;architectural;architectural diagram.;appropriately;diagram, or are not;Work demonstrates;integrated into the;incorporated;understanding of course;architectural;correctly.;concepts, analysis, and;diagram, work may;critical thinking.;be lacking in;demonstration of;understanding of;course concepts;analysis, and/or;critical thinking.;Diagram quality;The architectural;The architectural;No architectural;1;diagram is professionally;diagram could be;diagram is;presented, is clear, and;clearer, and/or;provided.;appropriately conveys;could be improved;the information.;to adequately;convey the;information.;Page 4;of 5;IFSM 370 Project 4;Architectural Diagram Instructions;Attribute;Full;points;Partial;points;No;points;Possible;Points;Document format;The document;reflects;The document is;The document is;1;effective organization;not well-organized;extremely poorly;and correct sentence;and/or contains;written and does;structure, grammar, and;grammar and/or;not convey the;spelling, it is presented;spelling errors;information.;in a professional;format;and/or it does not;and any references used;follow APA style for;are appropriately;references and;incorporated and cited;citations.;using APA style.;Total Points;10;Page 5;of 5


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