You have been hired by a medium size (approximately 200 employees) widget manufacturing company to do a complete evaluation of their computer needs and make recommendations to them about an information system to support their business. Currently several of their support departments are using manual processes and they wish to automate their accounting and human resources business processes. They also want to harness the power of the Internet in their business.
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Hardware When choosing the right hardware for this company, it wasn’t too difficult. With the Apple OS X Server operating system, it only makes sense to stay in the Apple family and go for their hardware. Apple hardware offers distinct advantages over its PC counterparts and it’s most definitely worth the cost. For example, when it comes to purchasing laptops for your business, the Apple MacBook Pro with retinal display couldn’t be a better choice. These laptops would be great for personnel on the go who need to take the business with them around the world. With the ability to run Windows as well as Apple’s own OS, the MacBook provides operating system flexibility alongside a solid hardware design and exceptional customer support. The starting price of $1299 may seem hefty for this machine, but it’s important to note that you can also purchase them refurbished for cheaper. For in-office setup, I recommend the Apple iMac with retinal display. The iMac is an all-in-one desktop that combines the computer with a built-in monitor and speakers. It has everything an employee would need in one package. It is a powerful Intel Core processor and up to 3TB of Fusion Drive that combines a high-capacity hard drive with high-performance flash storage for faster application launches and quicker file access. The iMac is also Wi-Fi and Bluetooth accessible for fast wireless performance. The iMac starts at $1899, but like the MacBook, can be purchased