Migration Proposal Presentation

Proposal Overview
You’re a Linux specialist working for Go2Linux LLC, an organization that specializes in helping companies migrate their environments to Linux. Your company was approached by a potential new client, Faster Computing Inc., which is looking to migrate some of its environment from Windows to Linux.

*****Attached is the template and 2 examples*****

Faster Computing has contacted Go2Linux and requested a brief proposal presentation for migrating its systems from Windows to Linux.
The company is specifically interested in seeing the following information:

(10.1.1: Identify the problem to be solved.)
    Based on your current understanding of Faster Computing’s business, what are some potential benefits of Linux?
    The company is aware that many different Linux derivatives exist. Be very specific and choose only one version (e.g., Ubuntu, Mint, Zorin, Redhat, CentOS, Kali). Which would Go2Linux recommend, and why? Give specific reasons for your choice (e.g., security features, support, updates, user interface).

(10.1.2: Gather project requirements to meet stakeholder needs.)
    What steps will be required to migrate the systems from Windows to Linux?
    Are there graphical interfaces available for the Linux workstations that would provide similar functionality to Windows? Some users are concerned about working with a command-line interface.

(10.1.3: Define the specifications of required technologies.)
    What tools are available on Linux for the servers to provide file sharing, Linux services, and printing? (e.g., Apache/Nginx, Samba, CUPS, SSH/SCP). Ensure you identify what the functions/services are used for (e.g., Samba is used for file sharing).

(1.1.3: Present ideas in a clear, logical order appropriate to the task.)
The deliverable for this phase of the project is a three- to five-slide PowerPoint narrated presentation.
    An introductory slide
    A summary slide
    Voice narration on every slide (I will narrate)
For each slide, you will embed your own audio recording as if you were presenting the content to the Faster Computing team. Faster Computing has not yet committed to the project, so this should be presented as a proposal. The presentation should be visually appealing; the inclusion of at least one image that supports the content and adds value to the proposal is required.

(1.3.3: Integrate appropriate credible sources to illustrate and validate ideas.)
You must cite at least two quality sources.
You used at least 2 references and your references were cited properly following an accepted style. Ask your instructor for clarification.
Use the Migration Proposal Presentation template to get started.

(2.3.1: State conclusions or solutions clearly and precisely.)
You should present your proposal as if you are selling to the company. Revisit all of these important reasons in the summary slide.

How Will My Work Be Evaluated? (RUBRIC)
As you progress in your IT career, you may find yourself making presentations to customers, client audiences, and professional peers. By creating an effective presentation, you are showing how you use your technical knowledge and convey your ideas to others in a professional setting, an important workplace skill.
The following evaluation criteria aligned to the competencies will be used to grade your assignment:
    1.1.3: Present ideas in a clear, logical order appropriate to the task.
    1.3.3: Integrate appropriate credible sources to illustrate and validate ideas.
    2.3.1: State conclusions or solutions clearly and precisely.
    10.1.1: Identify the problem to be solved.
    10.1.2: Gather project requirements to meet stakeholder needs.
    10.1.3: Define the specifications of the required technologies.

You will be playing the role of a Linux specialist working for Go2Linux, an organization that provides expert help for organizations that are migrating to Linux. As your first major assignment, you’ll be working with Faster Computing, a company that is contemplating a major migration to Linux.

On Board with Go2Linux!
You recently completed your degree and have landed your first gig working for Go2Linux. A small but growing company, Go2Linux provides Linux consulting services to clients across the United States and a handful of European countries. Go2Linux is actively recruiting talented Linux administrators, and you’re working with some other recent grads.
Your initial task will be to create a proposal for Faster Computing to help its leaders understand the potential benefits to the organization. Faster Computing is also a growing organization, and leadership believes that transitioning to Linux may help reach the company’s goals. You’ll need to present the company with not only the “general” benefits of Linux, but also specific suggestions that are relevant for the organization.

Client Background
Faster Computing is a young and growing company in the field of smart home technology. The company imagines and designs technologies that are used in a variety of smart home products. Faster Computing has 500 employees across three different sites. The main site, where most employees work, is in New York City. There are two satellite sites: one in Los Angeles and one in London, England. The company expects to experience rapid growth over the next three to five years, eventually opening additional sites and reaching as many as 5,000 employees.
The current server environment consists exclusively of 20 Windows Servers. These systems provide a variety of services, such as file sharing, web servers, and email servers. They have a mix of hardware configurations, but all are sufficient to run any popular Linux derivative. The company would like to migrate all of these to Linux.
The 500 employees primarily use Windows 10 for their workstations, although there are some users are running Windows 7, and a few in the design department use Macs. The plan is to allow any users with a specific need to remain on Windows; others will be migrated to Linux. The Mac users will continue with Mac.
As with the servers, the client systems have a mix of hardware, but all are sufficient to run any popular Linux derivative. Their primary requirements for a Linux distribution are that it be able to interact with their remaining Windows environment, that support be available, and that it be flexible to run on different types of hardware.