Operating System Suitability Assessment Plan

Portfolio Task
Due Date: 05/10/2019. Saturday. 01:00pm AEST
(Total words: 1000)
Task 5.1 Operating System Suitability Assessment Plan
Develop a tool/guideline that helps companies in assessing the suitability of different operating systems for their businesses. This tool is a table with multiple rows and columns. Table 1 is a simple and incomplete example of this tool. Your complete table should have at least five columns, as presented in Table 1. You can add more rows and columns as deemed necessary. Each candidate operating system are to be rated (1-10, 10 being the highest)based on each factor, e.g., budget, security, etc.
Table 1. Operating System Suitability Assessment
Factor Description and Comparison Windows Mac OS Linux
Budget Windows is cheaper than Mac OS.
Linux is totally free. 9 7 10
Security 5 10 9
Software 10 9 8
Hardware 9 5 10
Vendors 9 10 5
Compatibility 10 6 9

(100 words in the Description and Comparison)
Do not change the Factors and the numbers keep it the same. 
Task 5.2 Case Study
Based on the tool developed in Task 5.1, assess the suitability of different operating systems for the below companies. For each factor, provide detailed rationale behind your selection.
ABSoft Private Limited
ABSoftPrivate Limited is a new company specialized in video games design and development. The company which is set to start off with 25 employees requires high performance computers to run its business. As the company business will focus on the design and development of 3D games, it will need to purchase computer applications that support 3D game development.
Selection:

Windowsis the best option

Rationale:

(250 words) 
D&M Studios
D&M Studios is a company specialized in wedding photography. The company headquarters will be in Kuching city, Sarawak. The company is planning to open branches in Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur and Penang with 5 employees at each branch. D&M Studio’s business requires intensive use of photo editing software and other software that ease the communication among branches.
Selection:

Mac OS

Rationale:

(250 words) 
Smart Home Pty Ltd
This new company will start off with 30 employees. However, in its strategic plan, this company plans to become a medium size company with 150 employees in 2 years. The company’s core business is to develop system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Internet of Things.
Selection:

Linux

Rationale:

(250 words) 
Task 5.3 Cloud Solution
The three companies from Task 5.2 have decided to use virtualisation solution provided by Amazon to fulfil their requirements as detailed below. You need to select appropriateAmazon Web Services, e.g., Amazon EC2 instances (m2.micro, m4.2xlarge, etc.), for each of the companies based on the price and configuration of theselected Amazon WebServices.The solution must fulfil the companies’ minimum requirements at a minimum total cost. Your selection, the rationale and calculation for the selection must be described in detail.
ABSoft Private Limited
Minimum Requirements
CPU RAM Storage
TOTAL 128 512GB 1280GB SSD

Solution:

Rationale and Calculation:
(50 words) 
D&M Studios
Minimum Requirements
CPU RAM Storage
TOTAL 64 1024GB 512GB SSD

Solution:

Rationale and Calculation:
(50 words) 
Smart Home Pty Ltd
Minimum Requirements
CPU RAM Storage
TOTAL 64 256GB 5PB HDD

Solution:

Rationale and Calculation:
(50 words) 
Assessment Criteria:
You will be assessed on the following:
• Comprehensiveness and depth of the OS suitability assessment plan.
• Clarity and persuasion in the presentation of the rationale.
• Correctness of the calculation.
Referencing
You must use the Harvard Referencing Style for all references usedin this task.

Plagiarism
Put it on turnitinto see plagiarism.

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