Develop recommendations for the TIMS system architecture. Include an overall client/server design, number of tiers, and network topology.
2. Comment on these issues: legacy data, Web-centricity, scalability, security, and batch processing that might be needed.
3. Perform research on the Internet to learn more about TCO, and develop a TCO checklist that includes the five most important elements of TCO, because of their magnitude or potential impact on TIMS.