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POS 355 All DQs and Assignments Complete Class Purchase Complete Class Here Visit : homework-aid.com Week 2 Individual Huffman Trucking Paper Write a 1-2 page paper describing the operating systems used by Huffman Trucking. Address the following questions in your paper: • Why do you think these operating systems were chosen? • What are the implications of the operating systems that are in use by Huffman Trucking? • You can access the Huffman Trucking website from the Virtual Organizations Portal. (Hint: Look at network diagrams.) Week 3 Individual PC/Mainframe Paper Write a 2-3 page paper comparing and contrasting PCs and mainframes. It will be necessary to research this topic outside your course readings. Learning Team Instructions Continue work on the Operating System Analysis. •

Outline the important features of Windows® 2003.

Week 4 Learning Team Instructions Continue work on the Operating System Analysis. •

• Outline the important features of Linux. Begin work on the Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation.

Individual Operating Systems Analysis Paper Write a 2-4 page paper describing operating systems that are common on the Internet. It is necessary to research this topic outside your course readings. Week 5 Learning Team Learning Team Project Complete work on the Operating System Analysis. • Complete and submit the 8-12 page paper that compares and contrasts Windows® XP, Windows® 2003, and Linux.


Complete and submit the Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation.

Week One Discussion Questions • What are some of the many considerations in selecting the correct information system to use for trading futures and stocks? • Is service-oriented architecture (SOA) a new solution to information technology, or is it a new name for the rehash of providing the user with what the user wants? Explain. • Based on the article by Pronk, et al. (2007), especially Figure 1, what are the general functions of processors, software, and networks? What is the classical (von Neumann) architecture of a computer system? • Based on the article by Zhu, et al. (2009), what components or modules of a standard electronic computer system might be engineered into a bio-chip? What problem in the development of future electronic computer does the developing bio-chip technology address? Week Two Discussion Questions • Do you agree or disagree that throughput and capacity are determining factors for effectiveness of a system more so than processor speed? Why or why not? • What security issues must be resolved now which cannot wait for the next version of Windows ® to arrive? Are we looking at a patch or a workaround to solve the present issues? • Based on Ornes’ (2009) article, what are the improvements that a memristor might have over current physical and electronic storage devices? Is a memristor a green technology? • Based on the article by Polakovic and Stefani (2008), what are the main requirements to reconfigure software on the fly? How do the authors define a computer component? Week Three Discussion Questions • Based on Elerath’s (2009) article, what are the two main categories of hard disk drive failure? How does SMART technology work, and what does it mean when limits are exceeded? • Based on Thibodeau’s (2008) article, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the use of mainframes? Week Four Discussion Questions • Does a new software product always provide a fundamental improvement to the system where we install the new software product? What could some of the gains include? • Based on the article by Jason Brooks (2009), what capability will XP Mode in the Windows 7 ® operating system add to PCs? What computer system hardware resource(s) may need to be enhanced to use this capability? • Based on the article by Michael Vizard (2009), why is the Hyper-V virtualization technology available in Windows® Server 2008 an important resource for many businesses IT environments? What role does SUSE Linux play? Week Five Discussion Questions


• Why or why not would you agree that Novell ® partnering with Linux will now present a viable alternative to Microsoft® in the business world? • Because there are alternatives between Microsoft®, Linux, and Macintosh®, what would make an individual choose one alternative over the other? • Based on Stallman’s (2009) article, what is the difference between the terms freeware and open-source software? Which of these two terms will you use in the future? Explain your preference for the term. • Based on the article by Robert Strohmeyer (2008), is malware a threat in an online Linux OS environment? What factor might influence the threat of malware to Linux systems that run web servers? • Based on Yalta and Lucchetti’s (2008) article, what are the advantages and disadvantages of adopting GNU/Linux?

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