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Case Study 1: Revolutionizing the Retail Sector
Due Week 2 and worth 70 points
The Digipos (http://bit.ly/MOWvG1) Website states, “ We design, develop and manufacture our own range of systems that are engineered to meet the challenging and constantly changing demands of a retail environment. Using the latest technologies, we deliver positive, cost-effective solutions in compact, high performance, reliable, and energy saving technologies. Our systems are used by leading retailers around the world.” In 2004, DigiPos launched the DigiPos Retail Blade system, which was the first electronic point of sale (EpoS) system to use blade technology. Go to Intel’s Website and read “Revolutionizing the Retail Sector”, located at http://intel.ly/NAfWDs.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
Examine and assess the main computing problems Digipos faced with regard to system upgrades.
Evaluate the solutions that Digipos used to resolve the problem. Propose an alternative solution that you believe could resolve the problem.
Compare and contrast the Quantum Blade to the Retail Blade system in terms of computer architecture and system performance.
Evaluate the methods that are outlined in the study to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Provide your opinion on whether you believe the methods will or will not work.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Analyze the types of organizational and computer architectures for integrating systems.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in enterprise architecture.
Write clearly and concisely about Advanced Computer Architecture topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions
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