PC for a receptionist

components needed to build an office PC

Motherboard- Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to 16GB DDR3, USB 3.0, uATX) £48.95- don't need a good motherboard.

Hard Drive- WD 2 TB Eco 3.5-inch Desktop Hard Drive  £69.12- more than sufficient memory to store all the documents.

PSU- Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit £33.36- a powerful supply unit is not needed for low end components.

RAM- HyperX FURY Series 8GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 DIMM Memory Module - White

£54.99- more than enough RAM for a receptionist.

Graphics Card- Asus GeForce GT 610 Silent Nvidia Graphics Card (2GB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, HDMI, DVI-I, VGA, Low Profile Design, 0dB Silent Cooling)

£33.99- basic graphics card as not much will be running

CPU- AMD APU A6-6400K Black Edition (3.90GHz Richland Dual Core Processor, Socket FM 2) (AD640KOKHLBOX) £36.88- would be a fast enough CPU to run the programs and tasks that a receptionist will need.

Fan- Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 - Sleeve Bearing 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators0

£6.55- to keep the computer cool

Case- Antec VSK-4000E 3 Bay ATX Solid Metal Construction Case - Black £25.17- basic case to store all of the components.

Sound Card- Asus Xonar DGX 5.1 Sound Card (PCI Express 1.0, Smart Volume Normalizer, Xear 3D Virtual Speaker Shifter, Magic Voice) £22.99- basic sound card

Microsoft Office Professional 2010 

http://www.mrhightech.com/office-suites/3489-microsoft-office-professional-2010-0637282947275.html

£77.99- required to create letters, documents and spread sheets.

ViewSonic VA2246M-LED LCD Monitor

£104.44- basic LED monitor.

Windows 7 Professional COA License and Disk 64Bit

£49.99- this is what most receptionists are trained on and it easy to use.

Logitech H330 Headset USB Lightweight with Noise-cancelling Microphone

£29.99- a headset so the receptionist can make and answer calls while typing.

Microsoft Wired Desktop 600 USB Keyboard and Optical Mouse

£20.00- basic input devices are needed for the receptionist to do her job.

BullGuard ANTIVIRUS £11.81- comes with spyware protection firewall protection and fishing protection. a strong piece of security software is needed to protect sensitive or personal information that will be stored on the recruitment agency network.

TOTAL: £628.42

they will need to be connected to both LAN and WAN. They need WAN to send e-mails, research and have Skype conferences.

components needed for LAN : 

Network Adapter

Network Medium

Cable Connectors

Power Supply

Hub/Switch/Router

Network Software

Topology:

I recommend a star topology because it has a central hub that every computer and device connects to and it constantly backs up data so that none of it is lost. the main disadvantage of this is that if the central hub fails, all of the other connected devices will fail.

the other types of topology are: bus and ring.

bus topology- a network setup where each computer or device is connected to a single cable. useful in small networks and have the advantage of using less cables. their main disadvantage is that if any of the segment of the network fails, all transmissions do as well.

ring topology- a computer network configuration where the devices are connected to each other in a circle shape. each packet is sent around the ring until it reaches its final destination.

Client server and peer to peer network. a client server network is a computer network in which one centralized, powerful computer (the server) is a hub to which many less powerful personal computers called clients are connected to it. the clients access data that are stored on the server and run programs. Peer to peer network is a network of personal computers, all of them act as both client and server. they can all exchange files and e-mail directly with every other computer on the network. all computers can access any of the others. access can be restricted to certain files by the user. peer to peer networks are cheaper than client/server networks but less efficient when large amounts of data needs to be exchanged. I recommend a peer to peer network because every computer or workstation act as client and server, they can exchange files and e-mail each other and it is cheaper to run than a client/server network.

Network connectivity issues:

electrical interference- this can occur between non shielded cables and electrical devices, such as wireless routers. electrical disruption or nose given of by the cables and other devices sometimes interfere with each other and cause disruptions in network service due to problems caused by electrical noise. to help with this you could try and move your router to a different place and reduce your cables to reduce electrical interference.

unplugged cables- the first thing to do is to make sure that all of your cables are intact, plugged in properly and working. if you experience network issues it is important to check all connections to and from your computer system, router and modem. make sure that all of the cables are seated properly and the indicator lights are working properly. if you feel one of your cables is faulty, replace it with an identical cable and retest your network connection.

improperly configured settings-  when a router is first set up, there is a series of settings and controls that need to be configured properly in order for the network to run smoothly. you can experience network issues if one of the settings was changed by accident or altered by an outside program. locate your router's configuration page, and verify that all settings are set to their recommended options. if you are unsure of the correct settings, contact the manufacturer.

conflicting applications- a lot of self-installed applications use a portion of the network bandwidth to operate and transfer information over the network. some of these applications use a large amount of the bandwidth, which slows the network down. it is also possible for applications to conflict with each other and cause more network issues. check your network manager to make sure that no applications are using too many system resources, and close all the ones that are.

How the recruitment agency can use the network to manage its resources.

all of the data is stored on the central server and backed up on the central server. everyone else has their own account where nobody else can view their folders.

legal requirements of software licenses.

you need to buy a software license so you can distribute software in your organisation legally as covered by the licensing agreement.

if you get caught without a software license, the maximum penalty is a fine around £100,000 but usually is negotiated down and  company found with a deficiency of £8,000 will get a fine of around £60,000 and have to buy the £8,000 in software too.

how to install windows 7:

benefits and implications of installing software:

might let you do something you couldn't do before

might make whatever you are doing quicker, improve productivity.

implications could be:

The computers that the software will be installed on might not meet the software system requirements, you will need to upgrade the hardware to install the software. this could cost a lot more money

software may be too big for your computer and you will need to update your hard drive.

possible benefits of network registration:

you can use all of the resources on the network, such as network printers, software, files and folders.

get access to all new updates.

access your work from home using a remote desktop.

centralised data management.

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receptionist feedback changes:

Motherboard- Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to 16GB DDR3, USB 3.0, uATX) £48.95

Hard Drive- WD 2 TB Eco 3.5-inch Desktop Hard Drive £69.12

PSU- Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit £33.36

RAM- HyperX FURY Series 8GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 DIMM Memory Module - White

£54.99

Graphics Card- Asus GeForce GT 610 Silent Nvidia Graphics Card  £33.99

CPU- AMD APU A6-6400K Black Edition (3.90GHz Richland Dual Core Processor, Socket FM 2) £36.88

Fan- Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 - Sleeve Bearing 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators0 £6.55

Case- Antec VSK-4000E 3 Bay ATX Solid Metal Construction Case - Black £25.17

Sound Card- Asus Xonar DGX 5.1 Sound Card (PCI Express 1.0, Smart Volume Normalizer, Xear 3D Virtual Speaker Shifter, Magic Voice)  £22.99

Microsoft Office Professional 2010  £77.99

ViewSonic VA2246M-LED LCD Monitor  £104.44

Windows 7 Professional COA License and Disk 64Bit  £49.99

Logitech H330 Headset USB Lightweight with Noise-cancelling Microphone

£29.99

Microsoft Wired Desktop 600 USB Keyboard and Optical Mouse £20.00

BullGuard ANTIVIRUS £11.81

Nortel Meridian Norstar T7208 System Phone- £29.00

the client wanted to use a phone instead of a headset.

Microsoft wireless keyboard 800- £24.99- client wanted wireless mouse and keyboard.

HP X3500 Wireless Mouse- £13- client wanted a wireless mouse and keyboard.

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