Bead Bar Network You will form evaluative decisions when you determine the network topology and architecture that best suits the Bead Bar.

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The Bead Bar is a growing business where the customer makes jewelry. They have currently own six studios. It was started in New Canaan, Connecticut by Meredith S. in 1998. The Bead Bar is currently a paper based business that would like to move to a data base system. The current paper system has problems which has made it difficult for the company. If it continues the company may loose customers. Each member of management would benefit from the new system.

The Bead Bar has three divisions consisting of studios, franchises and the Bead Bar on Board. The franchise division sells the package which allows the person to open their own bead bar business. They fulfill the orders of the franchises. Currently there are five franchises. The studio division keeps track of the six bead bar studios, located in New York City, Long Island, Washington D.C., and Boston Massachusetts. The Bead Bar on Board allows them to place them on cruise ships so their customers can design their products on board.

The Bead Bar currently has very little technology they are on a paper-based system. “The Bead Bar is now large enough that the paper-based system is inefficient and has caused some problems, including lost orders, incorrect invoicing, and fulfillment delays.”(Malaga, 2005, p. 2) The management of The Bead Bar would like it to be efficient as possible and not loose customers due to this inefficiency. The computer network would make it possible to connect all of the locations and make it easier for franchises to order their beads. By creating a network it will make the business more efficient and save the business money.

The Bead Bar will need to purchase a personal computer for each company owned studio. Each of the studios should have the 17 inch LCD...