In this simulation, the learner will understand how to design an enterprise architecture for a Mountain Resort by using the interactive map tools and get a sense of their vision and estimate their expenses.
The simulation will allow the learner to interact with the decision-makers of the enterprise through the following tools: Email, Voicemail, Instant message, Architecture Designer, and Web meeting.
Upon logging in to the application, the learner will have access to the following tools: Email, Voicemail and the documents. These are seen on the home screen of the application.
The learner will be using various means of interaction in the simulation, which shall be divided into stages as the interaction proceeds.
Once the learner clicks on the email icon, he/she will be able to see three emails, two are replies to the email sent by Ed, one from Se Jong and the other reply is from Ariane.
The subject of the email from Ed is “Devil’s Canyon ICT”. In the email Dan says that the maps of the resort are ready for the development, he wants to be sure that everything is right before investing on the computers, networks, and software. He plans on having all the cables underground so that people have wireless access throughout the resort. He warns about the storms during which the internet would be down. He says that electricity will not be an issue, as they have their own generators which would make a small data center feasible for them.
Ed informs that he has placed the cost estimates made for the software, data center construction, servers, training, maintenance and other things in the document folder to work out a budget. The budget needs to be around $750K for a year, which should include all the startup costs. He wishes for the costs to be around $1.2 million for three years.
After reading the mail from Ed, the learner then closes the mail and goes to read the reply made by Se Jong to Ed’s email.
Se Jong goes on to say that she has added a map of the resort to the folder and is working on the installation of the Architecture designer software for the user. She says that since they do not have a legacy software to fall upon, it would be of advantage to choose a software that would be suitable for the resort. She wants a thought on the cloud computing and software as a service and thinks of using it, as it would mean that there would be no requirement for the data center. She goes on to say that if they go in as an infrastructure-as-a-service they would not have the need to buy bigger hard drives.
After reading the mail from Se Jong, the learner then closes the mail and goes on to read the reply made by Ariane to Ed’s mail.
Ariane says that she has been thinking about the hardware side. And asks for opinions regarding the usage of optical scanners at the base of the lifts to keep the lines moving faster or using the RFID to track the charges of the customers so that they could avoid carrying their wallets. She thinks that it is costly to imply RFID’s but would be helpful to track the customers during bad weather in the slopes. She goes to mention that Se Jong is pretty good at developing a mobile app which is costly as well.
After reading the emails, the learner exits from the email folder and reaches the home page where he/she can find that the voicemail has been highlighted. The learner clicks on the voicemail icon.