Bead Bar Network

Essay by pfoster282005College, UndergraduateA-, February 2009

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In the business world, to keep business booming some type of computer technology must be used to keep up with the flow of customers. Computers are now a must for a business to succeed, as gone are the processes of paper filing. The emergence of computer networking allowed businesses to transmit electronic data throughout a company and to other companies. There are many aspects that are involved with computer networking, as there are more companies that require the use of a network. This is the case for the Bead Bar, a company that allows customers to create their own jewelry with the use of beads. The Bead Bar is in need of a computer system that will allow them to network all of their computer devices through a telecommunications system.

The Bead Bar is a company that specializes in allowing customers to create their own bead jewelry. A woman named Meredith S.

in New Canaan, Connecticut founded it in 1998. It all started from a small studio to now currently having five franchises in Missouri, Illinois, California, Washington, and Florida. The Bead Bar also has three divisions to its company consisting of the studio, its franchises, and the Bead Bar on Board. The Bead Bar on Board is a bead bar designed for cruise ships. Employees for the Bead Bar consists of fifteen full-time and twenty part-time. Annual revenues for the company average 1.5 million and the Bead Bar is still using paper-based forms. So with its growth, and the constant problems they have encountered with using the paper-based system the Bead Bar.

With the computers the Bead Bar currently have and the many locations in different states, there is a need for a network to connect each location to each other. A computer network would be very beneficial to...