Recommended PC components for a receptionist

Intel Core i3-4370 ( – Would be a fast enough CPU to run the programs and tasks that a receptionist needs.

WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive  ( - would have alot of room for all the personal information that they receive.

Microsoft Office 2014 ( This applications software is needed to create letters, documents and spreadsheets.

LG 22M35A 22-inch Widescreen LED Monitor (16:9, 1920 x 1080, 200 cd/m2, 5M:1, 5ms, VGA)( A basic LED monitor.

Antec VSK-4000E 3 Bay ATX Solid Metal Construction Case - this is to protect all the components an   

Plantronics .Audio 326 Stereo PC Headset- to answer calls an to call people hands free so they can still type.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 3 User, 1 Year- This is to stop the computer from getting viruses an breaking.

Network recommendation (client server or peer to peer) (topology) (network components)

A receptionist would need to be connected to both local and wider area networks to be able to do their job well.

Networks can be set out in different ways for different users. These are called topologies. For this company I would recommend:

Star topology - I have chosen this topology because it is very fast and reliable and has much better performance.

Client server - I have recommended client server network for the reasons below:

Security- Each user has an individual username and password. A Network Administrator can set different levels of access for users, restricting what they can do on the network.

Robustness-  If a server goes offline, then any resources on that server are unavailable.

Access-  A user will be able to use any client station in the network to access their files.

Backup- Since all the files are stored centrally, it is an easier job to back up each server in the network.

Peripherals- Web servers and print servers can all be shared, saving on buying extra peripherals devices.

Network connectivity issues and how to solve them.

Electrical interference -

Electrical interference can happen when wires are non-shielded, between them and electrical devices, such as wireless routers. Electrical disruptions can also be known as noise, is given off by the cables and devices sometimes disrupt each other and cause a disruption in network service due to the complications associated with the electrical noise. Try to move your router to another location and separate your cables to reduce the electrical interference.

Unplugged cables -

The first level of troubleshooting is always verifying that all your physical connections are intact, plugged in and working. When experiencing network issues, it is important to check all connections to and from your computer system, router and modem. Ensure that all connections are properly seated and that indicator lights are working properly. If you suspect that one of your cables is faulty, replace it with an identical one 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. It is possible to experience network issues if one of the settings was mistakenly changed or altered by an outside program. Locate your router's configuration page, and verify that all settings are set to their recommended options. Contact the manufacturer if you are unsure of the correct settings.

Conflicting applications -

Many self-installed applications use a portion of the network bandwidth in order to operate and transfer information over the network. Some of these applications are resource heavy and use a large chunk of the bandwidth, which slows down the network. It is also possible for applications to conflict with each other and cause network issues. Check your network manager to ensure that no applications are using too many system resources, and close out the ones that are.

Network problems are attributed to a variety of common issues. Do your research to find the best information for the network problem you are facing.

Faulty network interface card -

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

Network problems sometimes happen without any prior warning  which leads many people to  think that the problems are fairly simple to troubleshoot (trace and correct faults) as most issues are connected to one of several common factors.

It is possible for electrical interference to occur between non-shielded cables and electrical devices, such as wireless routers. Try to move your router to another location and separate your cables to reduce the electrical interference. Try to move your router to another location and separate your cables to reduce the electrical interference.

The processes of installing software is easy first of you have to insert the disk into the computer then you have to run the program that you are installing after that is finished click it and run it.

How organisations can use networks to manage resources.

Organisations can use networks to manage resources by:

Sharing resources: such as wireless printers therefore more than one computer can be connected. This means the organisations save money.

Sharing security: Being on a network means there can be shared security between all servers connected to the client. This means that the company can save money so being able to buy a better security software.

Sharing storage: Being on a client server network means the main client can have a part for data storage. This can then be centrally backed up saving the company from possible data loss. This can save both time and money.

Sharing licenses: The company can share licences such as Microsoft Office by using a multi user license. This saves the company money.  

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