Network Requirements and Business Drivers
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Prompt: You will evaluate the critical elements within the scenario (found in the Final Project Document and Final Project Visio diagram) and determine the
network requirements and business drivers within the scenario. In your report, you will summarize your analysis related to the scenario and then gather and
assess information related to a solution that will help you in the creation and analysis of your design.
Milestone One must include the following critical elements:
I. Executive Summary
a. Network Performance Analysis: Analyze the information provided in the final project scenario. What are the key issues that the company is
experiencing? Where are the bottlenecks occurring? What given information supports your reasoning?
b. Root Causes: What are the root causes of the issues that the company is facing? What specific network problems are causing the key issues?
Support your reasoning with examples and supporting resources where necessary.
c. Continued Impact on the Business: How is the current network performance misaligned to the needs of the business? Explain how persistence
of these issues will cause underperformance of the network and how that could affect business functionality. How is the predicted result
misaligned to what the organization needs? Be sure to support your reasoning with examples and relevant resources.
d. Business Needs and Initiatives: You have identified the key issues, root causes of these issues, and sources of misalignment to business needs.
What are the specific business needs that need to be met by your network architecture? What business initiatives may create new needs and,
therefore, require additional network support or alteration? Cite resources and specific examples from the scenario to support your reasoning.
e. Security Standards and Best Practices: What are some security standards that might be applicable to this company? Are there industry-specific
standards for security or security needs of this specific organization that the network may not be attending to? What network security standards
could help establish sound security practices (e.g., NIST, FIPS, SANs, etc.)? Why do you feel these standards would be beneficial for this particular
company? Are these standards industry requirements or just recommendations? Cite the resources that you use to support your conclusions.
Imagine you are a freelance networking consultant working with FreshSource Distribution Inc., a medium-sized food packaging and distribution company that is