Faculty of Business Administration

1 Requirement:

❖ Include a cover page with the course title, assignment number, your name, student number and session number.

❖ Page setup: Use 1 inch for left, right, top and bottom margin, 12pt for font size, single line spacing, and leave at least one line between questions.

❖ Answer in YOUR OWN WORDS. Please note that direct paragraphing from either the textbook or your notes will be subject to mark reduction.

❖ Your answer should be very ACCURATE and COMPLETE (Precise and Concise), neither lengthy nor irrelevant but cover all aspects. Long answers will NOT necessarily give you high marks.

Cheating:

❖ Identical work found by the instructor will be considered as cheating and no marks will be given to all those involved.

❖ Regarding late submission, 20% will be deducted per day and work submitted 3 days after the due date will not be accepted.

Question 1

a) Define IT infrastructure and what are its components?

b) List each of the eras in IT infrastructure evolution and describe its distinguishing characteristics.

Questions 2a) Describe the evolving mobile platform, grid computing, and cloud computing. b) Name and describe the three external sources for software.

Question 3a) Describe the features of a simple network and the network infrastructure for a large company. b) Name and describe the principal technologies and trends that have shaped contemporary telecommunications systems..

Question 4a) Define a LAN, and describe its components and the functions of each component? b) Define Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMax, 3G network and 4G networks