Huffman Trucking Operating Systems
Huffman Trucking is a trucking company. The company was formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1936. Huffman Trucking has offices in Ohio, New Jersey, Missouri, and California.
Most of the systems in the plants as well as in the offices are Windows based, using Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000 servers, Windows 3.1, Windows 98, and Windows 95 operating systems. Within Huffman Trucking offices, a mixed use of operating system (OS) is utilized for its different needs. The operating systems architecture does not have standardization between the sites. Huffman Trucking has its current OS because it fitted the specific needs of each office and plant involved at the time. The OS is suited for its uses, and it does not require special software to be installed.
Connected to a stand-alone web server, computers at Huffman Trucking still utilize Windows 3.1, Windows 98, and Windows 95 that ran from 16 to 32-bit operating system. Receptionist in both California and New Jersey office utilizes Windows 3.1, an operating system no longer supported by Microsoft. Human Resources, accounting, and sales department in the New Jersey offices run their machine on Windows 98 and Windows 95. There are several implications in the use of different OS. Implications for utilizing Windows 3.1 lies in today’s software and hardware, drivers for newer sound and video card will not support old platforms. Another implication is the computer crashes if multiple windows are open (Advantage & Disadvantage of Window 3.1, 2011).
Similar operating systems runs in Missouri and Ohio offices. They consists of Mac OS, Windows 2000 Pro, Windows XP Pro. The use of Mac OS in the marketing department ties with the California plant, mainly use for graphics and design. With many workstations running on Windows XP Pro, Sales department utilizes one feature that other Windows OS offers, wireless networking and stability. The use of Window 2000 is a good choice for older equipment...