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Integrated Distributors Incorporated (IDI) is a publicly traded company headquartered in Billings, Montana with over 4,000 employees in 8 locations worldwide. IDI has accounts with major market retailers, and Federal and State governments operating a fleet of delivery trucks in each of its locations across the globe offering freight forwarding, storage and delivery. In the past few months, IDI has suffered a number of network compromises through an unsecured site leading to the disclosure of business sensitive and companywide strategic information pertaining current contract negotiations and company mergers. IDI CIO has enlisted the help of an Information Systems Infrastructure Architect and An Information Systems Security Specialist to investigate and recommend improvements to IDI’s IT Infrastructure. To date, IDI’s network weaknesses out way the network strengths. The larger of the weaknesses is that IDI has no secondary locations in the event of a large scale disaster. Second to that is the lack of security implementations at some of the sites, i.e., Remote access to the Warsaw office runs through a completely unsecure channel and the blatant disregard for adherence to network security policies at the home office. Further evaluations of some of IDI sites have led us to come up with a fairly comprehensive plan to fix and mitigate and major issues that may arise in the future.
Our greatest challenge will be to ensure that all sites are working towards the same goal using the same equipment. We are driven to set IT standards which will help us: * Avoiding technological dead ends * Reducing dependency on outside vendors * Promote universality
San Paulo’s infrastructure is going to be the basis for the rest of the sites. We recommend that each site have the following hardware and software setups: * Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2 *…...

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