IFSM 310 3D PRINTING CASE STUDY STAGE 3 ASSIGNMENT Before you begin this assignment, be sure that you: • Have completed all previously assigned readings. • Read the “3D Printing Case Study Background Document”. • Reviewed the feedback on your 3D Printing Stage 1 and Stage 2 Assignments. It is now several months later, and Nathan has implemented your recommendations for his IT infrastructure. Business is booming! Nathan’s father has seen what a great success Nathan’s 3D printing business is, and he wants to provide the capital to open two more facilities near Veterans Administration Hospitals in St. Cloud, Minnesota and in White City, Oregon. Nathan is very excited about expanding his business and being located near servicemen and servicewomen who will benefit from his 3D printed accessibility and assistive devices. Since he has already purchased several server and storage devices to hold his designs and business information, he would like to retain that investment. One thing that he has learned is that, with very high-speed Internet connections, the 3D design files can be downloaded in just a few seconds, so they would not have to be stored at each of his new locations. Nathan’s plan is to create two new facilities, each with the same number of 3D printers and staff as he has at his current location. The employees at the new locations will also need access to the ERP system to report their time, to order supplies, and to perform other business functions. Nathan has asked you to explain how his IT infrastructure should be changed to accommodate these two new facilities and to allow him to manage the overall enterprise as one business. ASSIGNMENT Use the following outline for your paper: 1–List the components. In part 1 of your Stage 2 assignment, you listed the computer system, information system, and network components needed at Nathan’s facility. In this section, you will list which of those components (hardware, software, security devices, communication network and devices, wired/wireless devices, Internet, and data and information, as appropriate) will be located at each of the two new (remote) locations. Create one list; it will be the same for both new locations. Some components may not be needed at the new locations; do not list those. The new locations may require some components not in use at the original site; these should be included in the list. 2–Explain the changes that will be need to be made in Nathan’s current (existing) IT infrastructure to incorporate the two new locations and to handle the increase in the number of designs and orders and the additional employees. 3–Explain what is different in the IT infrastructure at the two new locations versus the IT infrastructure now in place at Nathan’s current facility, and explain why the differences exist. 4–Create an original graphical representation that includes all three facilities. Show the devices that would be located at each location. Show how the locations would be connected and the devices required to manage the interconnection. FORMAT • Parts 1, 2, and 3 should be about 2 single spaced pages in length, and be in Microsoft Word format, or a format that can be read in Word. • Part 4 is an original graphic diagram(s) that should be included in the same document. If you have too much difficulty inserting the diagram, you may provide it as a separate file that can be read by Word, Excel or PowerPoint.