AAS-Design is a North American fashion label specializing in luxury goods for men and women (ready-to-wear, leather accessories, shoes, luggage and hats), founded in 1990 by Abel, Angus and Satish in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Fulana inherited the company in 1995 by which time sales were up to U.S. $450,000. With John alongside her as business manager, Fulana was allowed time to implement her creativity onto design. Initial success was not instant, as they were hard to sell due to the lack of advertising and high-prices, but later become her first commercial hit.
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Each branch has its own network which is connected with the main backbone located in Virginia Beach through a T1 circuit connection.
Those branches have the same type of network structure, same network architecture and same network topology. This form of standard allows the company to save money; the IT department is more efficient in their responsibilities, knowledge of the network and could manage critical situation faster. Each office is composed by: Routers, 24 ports Switch, 10 to 16 Workstation, 3 HP Laser Printer, 1 print server for its network, some of the external users have access to the FTP connection to access important document in the database at the main office, Corporate.
All the users have access to the file server where they can upload and download their important documents to the server and also share information over the network without having to physically transfer files or external storage device. The company is managed by a Domain controller server, this facilitate the functions of the network, creating accounts and password and give them permission to access the network.
One of the first decisions in computer environment design is the selection of the network type- a group of products that work together, even if they are manufactured by different companies. Products in the same group each follow the same networking rules, and you can count on them to work together properly. Today's most common network types include Ethernet, token ring, and ATM. Each of these three offers a viable alternative for supporting a LAN, each with its own costs and performance benefits. Ethernet stands as the prevailing technology and generally is the most appropriate choice for small business network, the network cards, cabling and network software you choose must be compatible with that group.
Almost all small networks will use some type of Ethernet, the most inexpensive and flexible option. As a reflection of Ethernet's dominance, most business-class desktop computers come with Ethernet ports built directly onto the motherboard. Ethernet is associated with a set of networking rules called CSMA/CD (Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection); these network rules describe how devices on the network communicate with one another. Ethernet is a broadcast network, in which all nodes have access to all datagrams or data packets. Each packet has an origin and destination address, and each computer should open the packet only if the destination address matches its own network address. The network supports multiple devices per segment, and each device can transmit on the network at any time. If devices transmit exactly at the same time, however, a collision occurs and the transmissions are lost. Therefore, each station must check after it transmits to see if a collision occurred and, in the event of a collision, wait a random interval and retransmit. Most varieties of Ethernet operate at 10 Mbps and each of the nodes on a...