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During the spring term of 2017, DU (DENVER university) had at least two substantial network outages that affected student and staff use of widely used university applications such as Pioneer Web, the library’s online resources, and Canvas. Both also killed the campus network connection to the public internet. In both cases, the applications and services remained available to users whose connection paths did not pass through the failed network elements. Thus, services hosted off campus (e.g. Canvas) continued to be available to users located off campus during the outages, and locally hosted services remained available to users on campus.
One of these outages was attributed to a failure of a networking device on the campus, another to a failure in the network connection to the ISP providing service to the campus. Clearly, the immediate need was to restore service; service restoration was handled efficiently by IT technical staff and the ISP involved within a few hours in each case.
In the longer term, a strategic evaluation needs to be made and a strategic decision taken: How do you think the campus IT leadership should respond to these outages? Does the campus have an adequate network connection today? Or is the network sufficiently important to the campus that an upgrade, possibly involving a second (redundant) network connection, is needed?
For this assignment, develop an analysis of both options and compare them (25%). Your analysis should include a summary of likely impacts of each option on the largest user groups on campus. You do not have enough information to complete a proper financial analysis, but you should be able to think through the process and lay out arguments for both options that, when the data is available, will provide enough information to our CIO to make a decision (25%). Present your arguments as a report to our CIO. Include enough supporting information from outside sources to justify your work in each case.
The remaining 50 points will be awarded as specified in the grading rubric:
Idea presentation & clarity of thesis statement, 20%;
Organization and coherence of thought, 10%;
Use of outside support for your analysis, 10%;
Writing style and word usage, 5%; and
The Mechanics of formatting, spelling, grammar, and punctuation, 5%.
Please limit your response to 1200-1500 words, double spaced, using the Turabian Style manual for formatting, citations, and references. Include a title page and any references you cite (including the textbook) in your response. Submit your work to the drop box provided in Canvas.
Rubric
Assignment 2: Core Tech RubricAssignment 2: Core Tech RubricCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeComparison of Options25.0 ptsExcellent20.0 ptsSatisfactory14.0 ptsWeak0.0 ptsUnsatisfactory25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupport for Recommendations25.0 ptsExcellent20.0 ptsSatisfactory14.0 ptsWeak0.0 ptsUnsatisfactory25.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThesis and Idea Presentation20.0 ptsExcellent16.0 ptsSatisfactory10.0 ptsWeak0.0 ptsUnsatisfactory20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization10.0 ptsExcellent8.0 ptsSatisfactory5.0 ptsWeak0.0 ptsUnsatisfactory10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOutside Support10.0 ptsExcellent8.0 ptsSatisfactory5.0 ptsWeak0.0 ptsUnsatisfactory10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting Style5.0 ptsExcellent4.0 ptsSatisfactory2.0 ptsWeak0.0 ptsUnsatisfactory5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMechanics5.0 ptsExcellent4.0 ptsSatisfactory2.0 ptsWeak0.0 ptsUnsatisfactory5.0 pts

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