Overview There are two problems here. First of all, you will be dealing with an international company, meaning you will not be able to utilize the same vendor for maintenance. Secondly, information will have to be available from all levels of the organization, all day every day. The information must be up-to-date in real time. Because this could possibly tell your competition exactly what you are doing and for whom, the information must be secure.

CEO "These new products we're developing are so revolutionary and will have such an impact that it's important for us to make sure everyone has the same information at the same time."

Athens IT Manager "So let me see if I have this right. I am getting a shipment of 1,500 new computers, which all have to have the exact same security settings. According to the security experts in Minneapolis, there are about 200 separate settings that have to be changed on each computer! I am supposed to have these 1,500 systems out by what year? Come on, people, get real! You have been out in the cold too long!"

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