Plan an installation and an upgrade of security software.

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The small charity has accepted my proposal of upgrading their anti-virus to a fully integrated Internet security suite. They currently have five computers, all of which require the software upgrade. They have asked me to create a comprehensive plan showing the procedures I will be following when upgrading the software.

First, I will plan everything ahead of the installation of the software so everything works how I want it to work. To start, I will make a defined sequence of activities to follow in order to ensure the installation is completed successfully. I will check that the system meets the requirements for the software and decide if I will install a fresh copy or install over the previous software. Also I will ensure that the installation method is suitable. For example if the files are stored on a DVD, I will need to have accesses to a DVD slot and to make sure the hardware is compatible to that format. I will also need to select the most appropriate location for the application to be installed as this could be the main hard drive or an external one. Lastly, I will define a suitable procedure for the installation. This will involve checking contents, performing virus scans, backing up data or configuring the software.

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Also I will consider timing. Installations or upgrades perform at different rates depending on the time that I complete them. I will complete the installation in the evening because it will run faster and more efficiently due to no traffic on the servers.

I will also have a well-defined communication procedures planned for every installation. This means I will consider who needs to be communicated with during the installation stage. It’s important to keep the following people informed during the installation. End users who are the people who will be using the system. Management who will be interested in ...

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