Cookies are Us runs a series of 100 cookie stores across the Midwestern U.S. and central Canada. At the end of each day, the stores express mail a diskette or two of sales and inventory data to headquarters, which uses the data to ship new inventory and plan marketing campaigns. They have decided to move to a WAN. What type of a WAN architecture and WAN service would you recommend? Find information on the Web to support your ideas. Please discuss with your classmates.

As we can see that there are limited application requirements in this case, an ordinary broadband would be enough for the file transfer of daily information to the headquarter. If broadband is not available, dial up internet would do the job.

In my opinion Star Architecture could be another option to use in such situations. Start architecture has a dedicated circuit and it has the capability to route all messages from a central location in a network to client computers.