By Samuel Davis
Parramatta Education Centre
A large cattle station in a remote area of far north Queensland wishes to update its
current information technology to improve both internal and external communication.
The cattle station is within a tropical area, hence during the wet season large electrical
storms occur almost every day. The cattle station’s main income is predictably from
cattle sales, however a new tourism venture is growing rapidly.
Currently the cattle station has an office complex where 10 employees share five
stand-alone computers. The computers are only a few months old and each is
connected to its own printer. A computer in the owner’s residence has an Internet
connection via a standard telephone line. There are three other telephone lines
entering the property. Currently two are used for voice, and the other is used for fax.
The owner of the cattle station has created the following ‘technology wish list’ and
sketch of the buildings and distances involved.
Each office employee is to have their own computer.
All computers able to share files and access the cattle station’s database.
All computers to have fast Internet access via cable, DSL and two-way satellite
A new website together with an onsite web server.
Provision for additional Internet connections in each of the 10 new guest cabins.
A computer in the new tourism restaurant and office that is able to access the main
cattle station database.
Proposed new guest cabins