In Need of a Network Design Process?

Dear Proprietor;
Allow me to begin this correspondence with a brief introduction of myself. My name is John Sanderson; I am the lead Instructor/Professor of the 3rd year Technical Projects – Networking course, part of the Information Systems Technologist Diploma program at St. Clair College in Windsor.
In being presented with this letter, you and your business have been approached by a group of 3rd year students soon to be enrolled in my MIT 602 – Technical Projects course. These eager students hope that you would agree to their request, which is to use your business as a design template for their 6th semester major project.
The Information Technologist – Networking program, requires that all students in their final semester at St. Clair College complete a group based major project. This year marks the 12th year that students will be applying the 5 Phases of the Network Design Process, (illustrated below), to a real world setting or environment in the greater Windsor/Chatham area.
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Students have been assigned the task of contacting a local business to obtain management approval, to research and analyze the existing network infrastructure, as a prelude to developing specific design enhancements or upgrades.
During the completion of this project, input from both the users and management is an essential ingredient, as the various phases of the Design Process are accomplished. Such input helps personalize future designs, as well as assure that specific corporate or business needs are attained.
Finally, as part of the project’s evaluation criteria, each group of students will present their developmental designs to an assembled group of peers and instructors here at the College. Such a presentation requires that the students incorporate many of the skills learned throughout their College careers in a meaningful and well-organized format. All presentations will be accompanied by detailed supportive documentation. Although the students will NOT actually be implementing their solutions, they will be able to provide you with copies of the completed design. Such documentation by itself would normally be a costly undertaking by any firm; we trust that you will find it to be a valued reference for future Network Design considerations.
In agreeing to participate as a sponsor of our program, please be assured that the privacy, integrity, and overall security of your corporate environment will be protected. All students involved with this project MUST sign a confidentiality agreement, copy attached. Breaches to any degree will be dealt with severely, and will include a failing grade in this course.
I hope you will be able to support both the College and our students, by allowing your business to participate in this meaningful Network Design process. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to discuss any aspect of this project with me directly, please feel free to contact me via phone or E-mail, (E-mail is preferred if possible).
Respectfully yours,
John Sanderson
Professor – Computer Studies
School of Business and Information Systems
St. Clair College, Windsor.
519-972-2727 Ext. 4114
jsanderson@stclaircollege.ca
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