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Resource: Riordan Manufacturing Virtual Organization

In the Library Virtual Organizations page, find the Riordan Manufacturing Virtual Organization in the drop-down menu under Businesses and navigate to the Riordan Intranet pages to examine the information about the network diagrams for various Riordan sites.

How to Navigate to the Riordan Mfg. Intranet Pages:

Visit the link below to view a two-minute video describing how to navigate to the Riordan Manufacturing intranet web pages:

You will need the network diagram for the Pontiac, Michigan site to complete this assignment.

Review the following scenario:

You are an employee of Riordan Manufacturing, which has just gone through a company reorganization.

You have been reassigned to a different position and are now the information technology (IT) assistant project director.

Your supervisor has informed you that the company is expanding and will open a new office in Provo, Utah.

You have been tasked with expanding the company’s IT infrastructure by setting up the IT system in the new office.

For your new Provo, Utah location You will design a system similar to the existing system at the Pontiac, Michigan location, but you will recommend up-do-date, state-of-the art hardware and software instead of the old outdated hardware and software now used in Pontiac.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that answers the following questions:

1. Describe and discuss the existing systems at the Pontiac, Michigan location. 

2. Discuss the global inter-connectivity and the potential result of a failure of a major component of this system. 

3. Describe the reasons to protect your new Provo, Utah system and the consequences of inadequate security.

4. List the upgraded replacement hardware and software will you use in your Provo, Utah site based on the existing old equipment at the Pontiac, Michigan site.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Be sure to INCLUDE YOUR NAME IN THE FILE NAME when you save the document.