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Prepare a report that look at some of the issues 00. Task Outline involved in setting up and running an internet café in the greater Brisbane area. Your budget for the project is $500 000 over 3 years. The café requires approximately 100 square metres of floor space (this is twice the size of C5 computer room) use the site www.realcommercial.com.au to find a shop front or office to setup your internet cafe. You will need to get a price to lease or 01. Location of the Cafe rent the premises for a year. You will need to get an image of the premises you will be using. You will need to get a map showing an approximate location for your Cafe. Explain how someone would get to your cafe using public transport from St Patrick's College. Explain where you think your customers will come from to use your cafe. Internet Access for the café: The café needs internet access for the customers to be able to access the internet. Upload speeds are very important for the cafe. For this reason we will only choose SDSL or SHDSL. You will need to choose speeds of at least 10Mbs for upload and download. You will also need to find an unlimited amount of downloads for the month with no throttling of speeds when going over the download limit. NOTE: For further information look at www.broadbandchoice.com.au 02. Internet Access for the café. Give details about the internet plan you choose and give details about the speed, download limits and setup costs and ongoing costs. Questions: What will customers be uploading and downloading? Why is upload speed so important for the cafe customers? Why should there be no throttling of speeds by the internet provider Specifying the Workstations 03. Specifying the Workstation Hardware What are the main uses for the computers at the café? What are the main features that people will expect from the computers? Is it important for all the computers to have the same specifications? Why? Items to be considered when choosing the computers for the internet cafe: What are the main uses for the computers at the cafe? What are the main features that people will expect from their computers? Decide on the number of computers for your cafe (remember that 32 computers fit easily into C5 which is 65 square metres.) Should all the specifications be the same for all the computers? Why would this be useful? Should they be gaming, basic, multimedia or a mixture? Should you buy Headphone or speakers Should the computers be name brand eg. Dell or Apple or built up from a store eg. Umart. Decide on suitable CPU, RAM, Hard drive, video card??, monitor size Decide on network options Warranty must be 3 years Further information look at www.dell.com.au www.apple.com.au www.umart.com.au www.pioneercomputers.com.au ITEMS REQUIRED FOR THE REPORT A quote showing all the components that make up the computer system by selecting the quote and copying into Word. Explain in 50 words why the system you have chosen makes a good choice for your internet gaming café. The computers in the cafe will require software to be loaded up on them. Examples of this software include: 04. Specifying the Workstation Software Office Applications (Word, Excel etc) Adobe Reader / Flash Player Graphics /Photo Software Games Instant Messenger Programs (Skype) Browsers to surf the internet CD / DVD Authoring Software Media / Music / Video Players Virus Checking Software Find a paid version of each type of software and a free version of each type Explain what each of these programs allows the customer to do. Add any other software you think is necessary. Look up 3 Internet Cafe's that are found around Australia and then look at 2 internet cafe's that are located overseas. Find out about the following items: Location and name of the Cafe 05. Looking at Internet Cafes around the world Screenshot of their homepage. Costs to use the cafe. Extra services offered (eg. printing, copying) Hours cafe is open Any special features. The internet cafe will be functioning as a simple cafe that can serve simple drinks and food. Equipment that will be required to do this includes: Glass door Fridge Coffee machine (business not home use) Microwave Food warmer box (glass windowed box for food) POS (point of sale) system Barcode Scanner Furniture that will be required for your cafe includes: Swivel chairs with backrests and armrests plus 06. Cafe Extras & Furniture some spares Individual workstation desks Front counter Sofa chairs 1 and 2 person Round or square café tables Printer / scanner / Disk duplication desks www.empirefurniture.com.au www.ht.com.au www.officeworks.com.au Decide on furniture for the café and discuss why the furniture was chosen. Find images and prices of the furniture and cafe extras you have chosen and calculate the total cost of furnishing your café. Floorplan of the Internet Café Use a drawing program such as Microsoft Visio 07. Floorplan of the Internet Cafe to show a floor plan of your proposed Internet Café showing all the main features that it will contain. What points need to be considered when drawing the floorplan for the café? At a minimum it should show the entrance area, counter area, workstations, server and café area. Include furniture you have chosen for the café as well as the cafe extras. Provide labelling showing the different sections of your cafe and also give your layout a Title. Server Hardware The cafe computers will be controleed by the server computer. Some software that will be required by the server include: SQUID (free proxy software, controls access to the net, controls speeds for different users to the net, control computers that can access the net) WINGATE (windows version of SQUID) GIAI (printer charging software, different prices for different print jobs) HotSpot( product that is able to combine all the above products into 1 ) Find how each product will benefit the café. (Why do we need it?) Get screenshots for products offered by Hotspot software. Find licencing costs for using http://www.antamedia.com/ software 08. Server Hardware & Software You also require some networking equipment We require 2 switches (why?) We require 2 Wireless access points (why??) B & W Laser Printers, Scanner, CD Duplicator, POS, fax All of the above devices will be attached to the main switch. Draw a network diagram using visio showing all connections (including your computers). www.officeworks.com.au www.ht.com.au http://www.antamedia.com/ www.primera.com Construct a spreadsheet that shows how much money will be required to do a partial setup of an internet café. List down the different categories where your money goes and be as specific as possible. 09. Budget for the Internet Cafe Decide on the amount of money that customers will be charged to use the facilities. Look at other café’s to see what prices they charge and also what types of specials they offer. List some items that have not been budgeted for in our proposal that would need to be included in a real proposal to be more realistic. Format of the Report. Prepare a report using the following guidelines: • A title page with your name, subject and title 10. Final format for the report of your report. • Contents page with each of the sections listed. • Each section should have a title with the information listed to complete each section.
"internet cafe report"