· IntroductionProposalto purchase office hardware and software equipment within the budget of$200,000 for 20 staff across 3 countries.
Hardware:Forcomputers, I went with 3 laptops, the HP 15-Ay013NR 15.6 laptop 6thgeneration, Dell Latitude E7470 Business Ultrabook 14 Inch i7-6600U and the LenovoThinkPad E570 Notebook, however I highly recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad E570Notebook HP 15-Ay013NR 15.6 laptop 6th generation Dell Latitude E7470 Business Ultrabook 14 Inch i7-6600U Lenovo ThinkPad E570 Notebook Display 15.
6″ (39.62 cm) display, 1920 x 1080 px 14.0″ (35.56 cm) display, 1920 x 1080 px 15.6″ (39.62 cm) display, 1920 x 1080 px Storage 128 GB SSD 512 GB SSD 180 GB SSD Processor Intel Core i5 (6th Gen) Processor Intel Core i5 (6th Gen) Processor Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) Processor Ram 8 GB DDR3 RAM 8 GB DDR4 RAM 8 GB DDR4 RAM Operating system Windows 10 Windows 10 professional Windows 10 professional Extra features – – Comes with an additional 1TB SATA hard drive Weight 2.1kg 1.
5kg 2.3kg Price (Sgd) 653.88 1896.
24 1190.04 Withthe comparison table above, the Lenovo ThinkPad E570 is highly recommended as ithas a bigger display screen, allowing users to see more lines of code when programming,allows multiple programs to be displayed for quick references, navigation forfiles. It also lets users to spend less time scrolling to find the issue. Also,it allows bigger font to be displayed without zooming in. Althoughit is heavier compared to the rest of the laptops, its pros outweigh its conssuch as having the latest generation of its processor, i5(7th gen),and coming with an additional 1TB SATA hard drive for extra storage for backups,saving space on its main storage to allow the computer to run smoothly The Lenovo ThinkPad E570 operating system isin Windows 10 professional. Lastly it cost a total of $1190.
04 SGD relativelycheap for its features. Even when buying one for each 20 staff members its costa total of $23,800.8.Enterprise Servers.
With enterprise servers I came up with BuffaloTeraStation 1400D Buffalo TeraStation 1400D Dimensions(WxDxH) inch 7 x 8.9 x 5 Processor ARM 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 512MB DDR3 RAM Storage Controller SATA 3Gb/s interface; RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, JBOD levels Hard Drive Hot-swap HDD, 4 x 1TB capacity, SATA 3Gb/s interface Expansion Expansion Bays: 4 (total) / 0 (free) x hot-swap Interfaces: 1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T – RJ-45; 1 x USB 2.
0 – Type A; 2 x USB 3.0 – Type A Software NovaBackup Business Essentials v14 (10 licenses), Buffalo NAS Navigator Price(SGD) 1111.57 Settingup the Buffalo TeraStation is easy as just plugging it into the router, onceset up ad easy to use NAS Navigator appears for easy customization of itssetting with an Easy admin section for less-technical users and a Easy tonavigate Advance setting utility screen. With its software it also gives freepersonal cloud access from any PC & Mac computer, tablet and smartphone, It’sNetwork setting allows users to hide allthe IP address details, workgroups/domains, and also includes a Ping utility to check connectivity. Backupoffers a replication utility to another Buffalo NAS, backup to something else(like a cloud for disaster recovery), and a direct copy from a drive attachedto one of the USB ports to a location on the NAS. The Buffalo TeraStation alsocomes with 4x1TB capacity with SATA 3gb/s interface allows huge amount of datastorage and fast transmission of files.
Total cost of getting 3 Buffalo TeraStationis $3334.71 Mobile devicea) Formobile devices for the managers I have picked up 3 offers which is The SamsungGalaxy S8, Google Pixel 2 and the iPhone 8 plus. The option I chose was theSamsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8 Google Pixel 2 iPhone 8 plus Display Size(inch) 5.8″ 5″ 5.5″ Storage 64GB 64GB 64GB Battery 3000 mAh 2700 mAh 2675 mAh Ram 4gb 4gb 3gb Price $1,148 $1029 $1,148 Fromthe comparison chart alone, there is not much of a difference between the 3 phonesincluding the price, however it is much better to get the S8 as not only has ithas a bigger screen to read and send email, it is also has a greater batterycapacity to last throughout the whole day. The total cost of getting 6 SamsungGalaxy S8 is $6888 b) Software:Theoperating system I recommend for the laptops will be Ubuntu due to it being free and easy to install.
Asit is very easy to install any library or tool without searching for a specificpackage on the internet. One advantage of using Ubuntu/Linux is having theability to have as many screen as we want so that all of our programs will notbe shared on the same with the need of alt-tabbing many tabs to reach thedesired program. Anotherbig advantage is that developers can install and configure their own developmentplatform on their system so they can also test the code that they write. Youcan have the same apache, php, python or java versions with the sameconfigurations like on the live server on your laptop so if an error appears onlive, you can simulate it on your computer and solve it. i. Software for mobiledevice ii. Office software suiteReferencesLaptop:Enterprise Server:http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/peripherals/servers/dell-poweredge-t20-mini-tower-server-1257381/reviewhttp://www.channelpronetwork.com/review/buffalo-terastation-1400d-review-good-price-and-lots-storage?page=0%2C0https://www.cloudwards.net/best-small-business-server/ Mobile:https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7162-best-smartphones.html