A Business Function-Based Design

CompanyA is a clothing manufacturer based in St. Louis, Missouri. Facilities for the company are limited to a small group of locations in Dayton, Ohio, that are connected by T1 lines. A central IT department directly manages approximately 50% of the computer infrastructure within the company. The rest of the company is remotely managed by the following independent groups within the company:

• Sales

• Manufacturing

• Design

• Management

Detailing OU Design for a Business Function-Based Design

Although the culture of the company revolves around a decentralized business approach, the IT department wanted to consolidate into a single AD domain, while at the same time preserving the administrative autonomy that the ...

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