DDSY 1 (SF113-31-C2V8) Shortlisted Mobile Devices: iPhone

DDSY Case StudyIntroductionThis report’s objective is to shortlist and then propose technology including hardware and software for iStar Infrastructure Pte Ltd. The report will cover the needs of the company, which currently are to procure hardware such as work computers, enterprise servers and mobile phones along with software such as operating systems, mobile device software and office software suites. The budget is capped at $200,000 and it is noted that these technologies should be purchased for 20 staff spread across 3 countries.

This proposal will also provide the necessary justification for the chosen technology.AssumptionsIt is assumed that iStar Infrastructure has different departments like Research and Development, Marketing Department, Human Resource Management Department and an Operations & Production Department. Thus, there will be listings of different peripherals to meet the needs of the different operations. And, if any additional setup is required, it can be delegated to the respective department.It is also further assumed that iStar infrastructure does not currently own any of the tools required to produce their solutions for consumers.

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The final assumption is that the 20-staff stated in the scope will be able to receive the products via shipping, and that shipping costs and locations will not be covered in this proposal.Part 1: HardwareShortlisted desktops: Acer Chromebox CXI2-4GKM Desktop, Lenovo 10KY002BUS S510 SFF Desktop PCShortlisted laptops: HP Stream Laptop PC – 14-ax010nr, Acer Swift 1 (SF113-31-C2V8)Shortlisted Mobile Devices: iPhone SE, ZTE Blade V8 Acer Chromebox CX12-4GKM Desktop HP Stream Laptop 14″ – 14-ax010nr PC iPhone SE Price: $282.58 SGD Price: $296.04 SGD Price: $568 SGD Processor (CPU): 1.5 GHz Celeron 3205U Processor (CPU): 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron Processor (CPU): Apple A9 chip (64-bit), M9 motion co-processor Random Access Memory (RAM): 4 GB DDR3 Random Access Memory (RAM): 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM Random Access Memory (RAM): 2 GB RAM Hard Drive: 16 GB Flash Memory SSD Hard Drive: 32 GB eMMC 32 GB Storage Capacity Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics 400 Brand: Apple Number of USB Ports: 4 USB 3.0 ports Number of USB Ports: 2 USB 3.

0 Ports Other Specifications Brand: Acer Brand: HP Battery Capacity: 13 hours of video playback Display: 4″ Operating System: iOS 9.3 Product Dimensions: 4.87 x 2.

31 x 0.3 inches Other Specifications Other Specifications   Series: DT.Z09AA.004 Model Number: CXI2-4GKM Operating System: Chrome OS Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.5 x 2.3 inches Computer Memory Type: DDR3L-1600 SDRAM Processor Count: 2 Average Battery Life: 10.45 hours Series: Stream Model Number: 14-ax010nr Product dimensions: 8.

9 x 13.3 x 0.7 inches Processor Count: 2 Flash Memory Size: 32.0 Operating System: Windows 10      Acer Aspire Desktop TC-780-ACK15 Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 WD Blue 1TB SATA 3.5″ Price: $645.

92 Price: $ 806.27 Price: $66.03 Processor (CPU): 3 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor (CPU): 3.4 GHz Core i3-4130 RAM: 1 GB Random Access Memory (RAM): 12 GB DDR4 Random Access Memory (RAM): 4 GB DDR3 Storage Capacity: 1 Terabyte Hard Drive: 2000 GB Mechanical Hard Drive Hard Drive: None (Customisable) RAID: Software supporting 0, 1, 5 levels Number of USB Ports: Graphics Processor: Integrated Graphics Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics 4400 Series: WD10EZEX Number of USB Ports: 4 USB 2.0 Ports 3 USB 3.0 Ports Number of USB 2.

0 Ports: 2 Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM Brand: Acer Brand: Lenovo Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM Other Specifications Other Specifications Other Specifications Series: Aspire Model Number: TC-780-ACKI5 Operating System: Windows 10 Home Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 6.9 x 15.7 inches Computer Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM Processor Count: 4 Hard drive rotational speed: 7200 RPM Optical Drive Type: DVD-RW Series: ThinkServer TS140 Item Model Number: 70A4000HUX Operating System: NA Product Dimensions: 17 x 6.

9 x 14.8 inches Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM Processor Count: 2 Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM Screen Size: 3.5 inches Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 4 x 1 inches Cache: 64mb  Final RecommendationQuantity Needed: 16 of HP Stream Laptops 4 of Acer Aspire Desktop TC-780-ACK156 of Apple iPhone SEDescription of Choice: The HP Stream Laptop 14 is a work laptop developed by HP. The laptop has 1 central processing unit with 2 cores, 2 threads and a processor base frequency of 1.

60 Gigahertz (GHz) called the Celeron Processor. It also includes 4 Gigabytes of RAM, it contains a hard drive with storage capacity of up to 32 Gigabytes. Its graphic processor is Intel HD Graphics 400 series.

The Aspire Desktop is a desktop that contains an i5-2320 core processing unit, it contains 4 cores and 4 threads and has a base frequency processing of 3.00 GHz. It has a RAM size of 12 GB of type DDR4. Its mechanical hard drive can store up to 2000 GB, and its graphics processor is Intel HD Graphics 540.The Apple iPhone SE contains 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage capacity and the Apple A9 processor chip.

Reasons for Choice: Departments such as Marketing and Human Resource would fare better as their productivity would not need to be confined to an office, thus the portability of a laptop is most needed for on the fly administrative jobs. The reason for choosing the laptop is also because to save costs on purchasing accessories, a desktop would require the purchase of a mouse, keyboard, monitor, webcam and other peripherals to match the features of the HP Stream Laptop. This thus makes the laptop cheaper than the Acer Chromebox, even though the initial price is higher than it by 14 dollars, it is overall more affordable than compared to spending an estimate of 200 dollars extra for the desktop accessories (Business News Daily).

If an optical drive was ever needed, an external USB optical drive could be purchased. The HP Stream Laptop also has a higher storage capacity compared to the Acer Chromebox, allowing for more documents to be stored inside it. The 4GB RAM is the same size as the Chromebox, and it is relatively enough to handle normal business workloads, which are usually spreadsheets or documents or web browsers. The largest document at 10MB each will need over a 100 of them to occupy 1 GB worth of space (Batt, 2016). The power that the Stream provides is equivalent to the Acer Chromebox.

There will be a need for 4 high powered computers to perform server-side jobs and act as workstations. Data processing requires the computers to be constantly on and processing information in and out of the data centre, and thus the Acer Aspire specifications has enough random-access memory space and good processing speed of 3 GHz to handle such operations. These 4 computers will also be used by the technical team for other purposes like networking, database manipulation, word processing software and the likes.

Desktops are generally easier to maintain as well and upgraded should the need arise to handle more jobs.The Apple iPhone SE was chosen because of its affordable pricing of among all the iPhones, yet still has powerful enough specifications to handle administrative management tasks like messaging and document writing. The device size is small enough to be portable unlike newer devices and can be carried around by the management staff. It also has an extra advantage like being small enough to be used for talking over voice calls like Skype or the phone function which businesses are likely to use in the event of meetings, besides just being generally easier to carry around. iStar infrastructure also offers solutions in the forms of iPhone and iPad applications, which an Android phone cannot be used to test or even view the application. iPhones can also run HTML5 applications, which is why this product was chosen instead of an Android phone.

Quantity Needed: 3 Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 9 WD Blue Hard Drives 1 TB SATA 7200RPM 3.5″ Description of Choice: The Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 has a 3.4 GHz i3-4130 core processor, it contains 2 cores and 4 threads. Its RAM size is 4 GB DDR3 and contains no hard drive, this is because of customisability of storage space.

The WD Blue Hard-Drive provides storage capacity of up to 1 Terabyte (TB) and has a rotational speed of 7200RPM. It fits the server storage bays at 3.5″.Reasons for Choice: While the ThinkServer pales in general comparison with the specifications for the Acer Aspire, purchasing a desktop to act as a server is a bad idea in general. The reason is that they both are engineered differently. Desktops are designed to fulfil user goals, while a server has been created to handle all network resources besides individual functions and requirements a typical user needs. Furthermore, the reliability and durability of a server far exceeds that of a user desktop, because it is required to run 24/7. The components used to make the ThinkServer are more durable than that of an average desktop.

The ThinkServer is also equipped with Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, which acts as a failsafe for hard drives that crash. With 3 extra storage bays, it can be customised to host hard drives with a lot of storage capacity.Compared to other servers, the ThinkServer is more affordable than other servers, its price at $806 is lesser than the average server’s cost of about $1000, an example is the SuperWorkstation 5039A-il, which costs $1,343.

The ThinkServer’s scalability is great, with expansion slots and hard drive slots for future upgrades.The WD Blue Hard-drive provides a good amount of storage space for a relatively cheap price, and the rotational speed is on par with other more expensive hard drives. For a small business enterprise like iStar, 3 TB of data storage in each country is more than enough to support the company’s storage needs.Part 2: SoftwareSome of the Operating Systems that were considered included Windows 7, Linux and Windows 10.

Considerations for Office Suites: Microsoft Office 2016, Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite. The final proposal includes these software: Linux Ubuntu Server OS iOS 9.3 Microsoft Office 2016 Price: Free Price: N.A Price: $349.00 Features: Features: Fully installed version of Outlook Server Management Mail Fully installed version of Microsoft Word Role-based access Two-Factor Authentication Fully installed version of Excel Kernel Livepatching Stronger Battery Life Fully installed version of PowerPoint Compliance reporting 6 Digit Security – New Security Patches Fully installed version of OneNote Informative Monitoring Deploy or rollback security updates      Final RecommendationOperating Systems: iOS 9.3 for mobile and Linux Ubuntu Server Operating System for servers, Windows 10 Operating System for PCsOffice Suite: Microsoft Office Home & Business 2016 for PC Quantity Needed: 3 Linux Ubuntu Server (Bootable from a USB flash drive or a hard disk), 20 Office 2016, 6 iOS 9.3, 20 Windows 10 Operating SystemDescription of Choice: Windows 10 Operating System is an update of Windows 8. Windows 10 comes pre-installed on the work laptops and desktops but do not come with the enterprise servers, thus we must install server operating systems ourselves.

iOS 9 comes pre-installed in the Apple SE phone.Ubuntu Server Operating Systems are free to download, and is a subsystem of the Linux OS. It can be installed without any existing operating system on the machine from a CD, hard disk or bootable USB flash drive.

It comes with role-based access to edit the policies in the computer and overall can be used to create a business network in all three countries.Windows 10 arrives with the start menu back in place, as it had not been in Windows 8. Microsoft Edge is the new browser replacement for Windows Explorer, which had a lot of issues, exploits and bugs that made it the least popular web browser. It also comes with the capability of creating multiple desktops to organize workflow and daily task procedures. Microsoft Office 2016 comes with: OneNote, a notebook like application.

Microsoft Word: One of the most popular document editing software. Microsoft Excel: Software for creating graphs, tables, statistics and diagrams. PowerPoint: For creating visual presentation slides virtually, with animations, transitions, multiple font support, great GUI. Outlook: Microsoft’s email software.Reasons of Choice: Windows is generally more flexible, and a lot more of applications offer support for it.

The OS is flexible because of the ability to bend to compliance with industry needs, tools and applications are more easily configured and monitored across the windows framework, and it will make the job easier for IT administrators. Office 2016 is the most extensively and robustly built office suite application to date, and is widely deployed throughout the world and the model is constantly being developed on. It is one of the most powerful tool with many features embedded inside its programs, other competitors can only do a small subset of what Office can. Office also includes many kinds of productivity software for almost all needs, for example Excel has a lot of useful tools included in it for data manipulation and calculation.

Online collaboration is also supported with Office Online. It has withstood the test of time for popularity and ease of use, and has an extremely large pool of help resources should the user face trouble, both from official support and public sources. It can be assumed that people would not need extensive training with this software.Additional ConsiderationsShould the team require additional specific specialist components to perform their duties, there will be a reserve pool of funds dedicated to specialist needs for both hardware and software. These components are not included in the original suggestion because the needs are very niche and may not accurately be pinpointed by the budgeting team, potentially wasting resources if a component is wrongly purchased, thus it is more efficient to make a withdrawal from this allocated pool.ConclusionSo, the above stated technologies for both hardware and software should be purchased because they are in overall, the most affordable and most powerful out of all the technologies that have been researched through. By purchasing these technologies, iStar infrastructure gains by saving costs and maximising productivity.

This proposal covers important balance in work, speed, power and features to make sure the technology won’t prove a hindrance to work speed while remaining at a low cost and the proposal wishes the committee would select this one to allocate the budget to.Total Expenditure Budget (SGD) $200,000 HP Stream Laptops (Quantity: 16) $296.04 x 16 = $4,763.64 Acer Aspire Desktops TC-780 (Quantity: 4) $645.92 x 4 = $2,583.68 Apple iPhone SE  (Quantity: 6) $568 x 6 = $3,408 ThinkServer TS140 (Quantity: 3) $806.27 x 3 = $2,418.81 WD Blue Hard Drives (Quantity: 9) $66.

03 x 9 = $594.27 Ubuntu Server Operating system (Qty: 3) Not Applicable iOS 9.3 Not Applicable Microsoft Office 2016 (Quantity: 20) $349.00 x 20 = $6,980 Specialist Needs $10,000 Total Cost: $30,748.40 Budget Met? Yes Budget Remaining $169,251.60 (84% of original budget remaining)             Pricing and Conversion is based on Amazon, Google as of 1/12/2017.   AppendixAn operating system is the software that resides in a computer and consists of several different managers in the computer.

” means inches. An inch is about 2.54 centimetres. SATA means Serial ATA, it is a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage drives known as hard disks.RAID means Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks. It is a way to store data on multiple disks, typically to prevent server failure and thus losing data.

GB means Gigabyte. It is 1024 x 1024 x 1024 bytes. GHz means Gigahertz.TB means Terabyte, one Terabyte is 1000 Gigabytes.CPU means Core Processing Unit, or Central Processing Unit. It receives input and processes it into useful information.CD means Compact Disc, a small plastic disc in which data can be stored on.

USB means Universal Serial Bus, a connector for computers with cables. DDR means Double Data Rate, it is a dynamic random-access memory.RPM means Rotation Per Minute.Flash memory is a type of direct access storage devices that reads and writes data with strong electrical flashes.Two-factor authentication is a process where the user must authenticate their identity with not only a password but something else he or she has. Like a mobile phone clearance message.Microsoft edge is Microsoft’s new web browser, with new security patches. It is going to replace internet explorer.

Mail is the new application released by Apple that finally supports attachments such as pictures.Microsoft Outlook is Microsoft’s own personal email software, like Gmail and Yahoo Mail. It is also available for free on web browsers without the need to download the software.Microsoft PowerPoint is a visual presentation creation software. Microsoft Word is a document editor, the same one used to write this report.Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet creator, it can also create graphs and diagrams.

Microsoft OneNote is a notebook software that allows people to record things in a journal.SGD means Singapore Dollars.     References/AcknowledgementsAcer Chromebox. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www. Swift 1 (SF113-31-C2V8) 13.3″ FHD IPS Ultrathin Celeron N3350/4GB RAM/128GB SSD Laptop (Gold). (n.d.).

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