The current workstations in the technician department are out of date and the department is in need of a complete new system in order to keep up the quality work Computer Technologies Inc. has built its reputation on. The current workstations are only able to process half of the incoming data sent to the company by its customers. The workstations are 4 years old and are running an old operating system that is unable to meet the demands of our current workload. The old workstations are bulky and heavy, which cause workspace to be crowded and difficult to re-configure. The current memory and hard drive capacity are obsolete, on average of 64 Mb of RAM and 1.

0 Gb Hard Drive, this often causes delays and decreases the turnover rate of the department. The old workstation processors are of the Intel Pentium 1 series operating at 133 MHz. This slows down the overall operations in our department. The suggested solution is to purchase complete new workstations for the department.

The best selection for the particular brand of workstation is the Dell Dimension 4300 S. This complete workstation comes with a standard mouse and keyboard, as well as a slim design tower, and a thin screen LCD display monitor. (See Illustration 1 attached) The dimensions of the tower are 4. 2 inches width by 15.

3 inches height. The weight of the tower is 22 lbs. The monitor dimensions are 4. 3 inches depth by 18.

4 inches height, with a 17. 0 inches viewable screen. The weight of the monitor is 12 lbs. These dimensions allow an increase in workspace and provide a better opportunity to re-configure incoming systems for consumers. The new workstations are equipped with 256 Mb SDRAM for memory and 60. 0 Gb Hard Drive, this allows faster processing and a larger data storage to be utilized.

The 4300 S system uses a Intel Pentium 4 series processor operating at 1. 5 GHz speeding up overall functions in our department. These stations are able to be networked together using a device called a Hub allowing information to be shared faster, unlike our older systems. To implement this procedure, our department has suggested installing half of the new workstations. This will allow half of the department a chance to train for an estimated 3 weeks, while the other half continues the incoming workload. Then in 3 weeks install the rest of the new equipment and allow the first half of the new workstations to take over the incoming workload.

Then in 6 weeks the department will be back in full force, implementing the new systems. The department wishes to continue providing quality work for Computer Technologies Inc. and feel we can do that with the purchase of these new workstations to benefit everyone involved, from the consumer to the overall productivity of our company. All company names a fictional; this assignment was made in College English 114.