The thesis paper is first and foremost an evaluation of an existing company′s IT infrastructure to include the hardware network configuration (both LAN and WAN, servers and clients, routers, switches, etc) and the business software in use that is critical to the company′s operation. The purpose of the evaluation is to uncover flaws, performance bottlenecks, inadequacies, and the absence of systems needed to help the company run its business smoothly. Since IT helps a company be more completive, any flaw in the design of a company′s IT infrastructure diminishes it′s competitive edge.