Assignment 3

CIS3003 2016 Assignment 3


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There are two (2) parts to the third assignment. For part A (80%) need to write a single
report not more than 12 pages in the body. For part B (20%) you need to present the report in Power Point with
voice overlay of the report to the management.
Read the section describing the formatting requirements for the
assignment carefully.
Report Part A (80%): Mobile Systems,
Virtualization and Clouds
After management deliberation of the first
report commissioned, it was decided that the best options for the organisation
would be to either build a private cloud infrastructure or utilise a public
solution. Upon closer review of the
information provided, the conclusion was that the public solution with the
possibility of being locked into a provider, possible loss of control of data,
and the possibility of having to modify the business processes to be in line
with the provider, was to restrictive for the organisations future plans. As a result it was decided to extend the
existing network and build a private cloud solution.
In order to better manage the new network
operations required for the cloud solutions, the management is looking for a more
modern systems to manage the new network infrastructure. After some external consultations the
possibility of implementing Software Defined Networks (SDN) or Policy Based
Network Management (PBM) solutions have been identified as possible
During the discussions it became obvious that some
confusion exists within the organisation regarding the two proposals. The main gap in knowledge has been identified
to be insufficient understanding of the capabilities and network requirements
of the two solutions.
Before committing to any further development you have been tasked to
write a report to explain and explore the following technology and services:
a)Research and describe to the management what is
involved in SDN (Software Defined Networks) approach to network management. In your explanation provide a description of
the benefits of the process, benefits to the organisation and any possible impact
on the IT staff.
Research and describe to the management what is involved in PBM (Policy Based
Network Management) approach to network management. In your explanation provide a description of
the benefits of the process, benefits to the organisation and any possible
impact on the IT staff.
c) Provide a detailed analyses of the
processes (SDN and PBM) in terms of capability and infrastructure requirements
to support the solutions and type services offered by the solutions.
d) Provide recommendation as to which
of the two approaches you would recommend as being the most suitable for the
organisation in the case study. You will
need to clearly document the reasons for your selection.
Report Part B (20%): Presentation of the Report Power
Point Voice Over
You are to prepare and present the
major finding of the report to the management.
The presentation will consist of a Power Point presentation with voice
over on the slides highlighting the reports major findings for the research
areas in Part A. The report is not to be
of more than 12 minutes in duration.
Because of the time constraint you will have to make sure you focus only
on the major issues and information recorded on the report.
If you don’t know how to do voice or voice annotations on power point
slides please follow these links for a quick example”>
and”> Just a few of the resources available and
might slightly varied due to the version of PPT you may have access to.
Please read the next section very carefully.
Format for
Assignment 3
Your report MUST follow the structure for a report as
specified in the Faculty of Business Communications skills handbook,
however, you will notbe required to submit the following
sections: Glossary, or Appendices. You may want to consider the structure of
the marking scheme when structuring the body of your report.
Your report must include references where you have
used other sources (both in the body text and listed at the end of the report)
as specified in the Communication skills handbook. For current
reference style guide please refer to the document online at <”>>.
Work submitted with no in text referencing will NOT be accepted.
Your report must be printed with 1.5 line spacing;
at least 12-point font size; and the body of the report should be no more than 12
pages of single-sided A4 paper. Penalty will apply for exceeding the page
Assignments not following the report style will be
heavily penalised.
WIKIPEDIA is not considered a suitable reference
source and its use in referencing is strongly discouraged. You should use the
information on Wikipedia as a possible starting place for your research.
The assignment is to be submitted using a link on
the course study desk which will be made available for that purpose a week
before the due date.

Important Referencing
Please refer to the USQ Library web site for referencing guides in the
Harvard style. Go to <”>> and click on‘What is referencing’ under the‘Reference’ heading. This provides
details on the referencing of print and electronic publications. This is a
must. Failing to correctly reference your
sources will result in submitted work being penalized severely.

Marking guide:
assignment 3
Name: ______________________________ Number:________________________


Maximum marks

Marks obtained

Part A:
Cloud / Network Management

a) Software
Defined Network Management
b) Policy
Based Network Management
c) Comparison
of SDN and PBM
d) Recommendations
and Justifications
Presentation and structure of the report
page, Letter of transmittal, Executive summary, Table of contents,
Introduction, Body, Conclusion/Recommendations, List of references
Use of references




Part B: Presentation
Presentation Structure
Information Relevance
Presentation Impact


for exceeding page limit–5 marks
for every page. Maximum 20 marks



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