I’m working on a business question and need an explanation to help me understand better.
Using the Library Information Resource Network (LIRN), JSTOR, or any other electronic journal database, research two (2) peer-reviewed articles for the upcoming PA1 assignment
Summarize the articles in such a way that it can justify any arguments you may present in your PA1 assignment
The summary must be different from the abstract
Include an example of the article researched as it is applied by industry (company or business entity)
Ensure that your reference for the article is incorrect APA format, as your reference in your discussion post
See a Cite selection for your article
Include ALL the following in your DQ post in this order:
Incorrect APA format, write the Reference of the article
Clearly state what the article is about and its purpose
Describe how you will use it in your upcoming assignment
Repeat for a total of two (2) peer-reviewed sources
PA1: Plastic Molds Industries (PMI) operates three (3) machine shops across the United States, and one location that serves as their headquarters in Westbrook, Maine that is being leased. PMI has also been an ISO 9001 organization since 2006. There is no manufacturing occurring at their headquarters as this is only a 2,700 sq. foot facility that provides the customer service team, sales, and some basic IT support. PMI owns the three machine shops located in Chicago, Detroit, and Indianapolis. While PMI operates across multiple industries, its core clients are General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler.
There were discussions in the late 90s of expanding the Detroit facility and an additional 2,000 sq. feet of office space was built in 2000; however, this one floor area has remained vacant. Upon completing the shell of the expanded building, the economic downturn after 9/11 occurred, which led to the decision to suspend finishing the inside of the new building.
Due to smaller than expected growth, PMI has not upgraded their IT department in several years and currently runs Windows Server 2008, with basic file storage for the customer service, engineers, and managers in Westbrook. All sales employees currently scan and email all orders into the Westbrook office, where these are then faxed to the needed plant. The Detroit plant has three secretaries that manage all orders. The secretaries print and copy the faxed orders, then send a copy into a smaller office within the plant via an air tube for the foreman to begin processing the orders by creating a new work order.
You have been tasked with proposing a new IT infrastructure. Please provide a recommendation that will bring PMI up to date in regard to its server infrastructure and desktop operating systems. Also provide a recommendation and justification to the hardware that will be needed when upgrading this outdated network.