Wilderness Supply is a small 38-person company that makes outdoor clothing such as parkas, jackets.
Wilderness Supply is a small 38-person company that makes outdoor clothing such as parkas, jackets, backpacks, hats, gloves, bags, and other equipment. The management group, sales representatives, purchasing agent, and inventory and shipping specialists all use computers that must be connected to the Internet for communications with distributors, suppliers, a payroll preparation company, and many other purposes. Currently, all of the computer users have V.92 modems and access to telephone lines for outside communications. Also, the computer users are connected to one another through a local area network. The company is contracting with you to consult about ways in which to support the modem access and to improve these communications.
In one paragraph for each question, complete the questions below using complete sentences
1. Several members of the company have learned that ADSL is now available through a local telecommunications company. Cable modem access is also available. Compare these two alternatives and prepare a report for the company’s management so they can consider these as replacements for analog modem access.
2. Wilderness Supply has a contract with a two-person research team in Alaska that field tests new clothing and equipment. The research team has access to a telephone line, but the noise problems are so severe on that line into their country residence that often they cannot use it to access the Internet. What is another alternative they can use to quickly exchange information via computers with the Wilderness Supply home office? Briefly describe the alternative you recommend along with the equipment that is necessary.