This 23 page paper provides a case study. The case study concerns a small advertising studio. Recommendations are made in respect to the setting up of a computer network at the office. Software and hardware are discussed as well as the networking process. Pricing and other financial considerations are included. Bibliography lists 18 sources.
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I. Introduction When evaluating any business that relies heavily on computer hardware and software, it is prudent to take operating and start up costs into account. There are questions
which linger, inclusive of how the equipment can be purchased and whether or not it should be financed. Income, and the reliability of income is crucial for projecting future profit
and creating a cash flow forecast. An example of a studio in the advertising business is used. However, while estimates concerning costs are easily accomplished, it becomes more difficult to
project just how much money is taken in, particularly in this industry. With the use of past records, one can project how much each account takes in, but in advertising,
an account can be lost overnight. Therefore, in purchasing equipment and setting up shop, the big picture is imperative. At the same time, certain equipment is standard and there is
software that is almost a given in the field of graphic art. Therefore, while cuts may be made in a variety of areas, care should be taken to make sure
that everything necessary to run the shop is purchased. Purchasing equipment, hiring people, and so forth, is something that can be difficult. Employees and freelancers need workstations and so there
must be enough computers to accommodate the studio when it is at full force. All artists and executives will need access to the system and there must be servers or
multiple serves to store data. In focusing on the purchasing of hardware and software, and the set up of a network, many things need to be considered. First, in order