SFSU ISYS 363-1 Fall 2013-group: Nationals


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SFSU ISYS 363-1 Fall 2013-group: Nationals

  1. 1. SFSU ISYS 363 Fall 2013 Section #1 Nationals
  2. 2. Program Expectations/ Requirements Program must: ❖ be user-friendly; easy to utilize no matter what level of computer literacy a team member may have. ❖ have a great system of notifications/alerts and real time updates of any progress. ❖ be secure and private; as a group we want to share our ideas amongst ourselves privately without worrying about information leakage.
  3. 3. Program Expectations/ Requirements ❖ be reliable: program should be able to handle simultaneous interaction proficiently. ❖ free of cost and accessible by Mac or PC -preferably accessible by mobile phones, iPad, tablets,etc. ● not limited to storage capacity.
  4. 4. File Sharing: ❖ Pros: ➢ Accessible on all devices ■ Mobile devices (phones/tablets), Mac/PC desktops ➢ Back-Up Protected ■ In case of computer crash/device malfunction data is always backed up ➢ Secure ■ Password protected ■ Access granted to admin and and others as an invite only basis ➢ Unlimited storage capacity ■ Basic account offers 2GBs of free storage and allows account holders to increase their amount of storage without a fee by recommending other users to drop box. ➢ Update Notifications ■ Notifies users/account holders when updates have been made by other parties to the drop box. ❖ Cons: ➢ Does not offer live chat or other means of direct communication. ➢ Dropbox staff can access your files, leaving you vulnerable to leaking to public or cyber terrorists. ➢ Cost of more space.
  5. 5. Web Base Data Storage: ❖ Pros: ➢ Live interactive document ■ Multiple users can view and make edits simultaneously. ➢ Data Availability ■ Secure data storage. ➢ Web Base ■ No need to download additional programs/software. ➢ Free ■ No extra cost of software. ❖ Cons: ➢ Limited features ■ Cannot organize documents into folders. ➢ Notifications only come through gmail account ➢ Limited versatility ■ Mobile apps through third party providers
  6. 6. Audio Conferencing: ❖ Pros ➢ Free setup and cancellation ➢ Unlimited minutes ➢ International calling ❖ Cons ➢ Can’t block calls ➢ No physical telephone ➢ No 411 directory service
  7. 7. Chat Service: ❖ Pros: ➢ Real-time communication ■ Instant accessibility to those online ➢ Conversations are one-to-one ■ Can be made private. ➢ Works effectively for group collaboration/discussions ■ Immediate collaboration between members of a group and allows for file sharing. ➢ No need to be logged into Facebook to chat with other users. ■ Chat box appears on your desktop when you receive a message. ❖ Cons: ➢ Chat service comes with a side toolbar which is always present. ■ Toolbar takes up desktop space. ➢ Privacy Issues ■ Facebook users know when you’re on or offline. ■ Chats appear on your desktop automatically and visible to those near or on your device. ➢ Connectivity Issues ■ Facebook chat may not connect properly to your system and cause chat message delays.
  8. 8. E-Mail: ❖ Pros: ➢ Very thorough malware and virus checking ➢ 25 MB per email capacity ➢ Spam handling is excellent ❖ Cons: ➢ Google advertising ➢ Email canvas is smaller ➢ Some features are hidden
  9. 9. ❖ G-Mail is synced to all group members phones for easy communication ❖ G-Mail is free ❖ G-Mail is accessible through all electronic devices ❖ G-Mail is easy to navigate ❖ G-Mail is safe and secure
  10. 10. References DropBox: ● http://www.businesszone.co.uk/topic/technology/dropbox-pros-and-cons/42935 ● http://www.cloudstoragebest.com/reviews/dropbox-review/ Google Docs: ● http://www.pcworld.com/article/254457/google_drive_the_pros_and_cons.html ● http://www.trackvia.com/blog/productivity/google-docs-a-good-fit-for-your- business Skype: ● http://voip-service-review.toptenreviews.com/ ● http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/buyersguide/article.php/3816716/The- Pros-and-Cons-of-Skype-for-Business.htm Facebook: ● http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=12811122130 ● http://download.cnet.com/Facebook-Chat-IM/3000-2150_4-75689180.html Gmail: ● http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/guidesfavorites/a/Why-Gmail-Is-Good-and- Bad.htm ● http://www.informationweek.com/software/productivity-applications/gmails-new- compose-5-pros-and-cons/240152001