Computer Systems Hardware Analyst: Analyzes organizational... [+] More
Computer Systems Hardware Analyst: Analyzes organizational business needs in terms of information technology systems requirements. Develops information technology systems that will provide system capabilities required for projected workloads, and plans layout and installation of new system or modification of existing system. Excludes paraprofessional positions. Confers within the organization with various managers and staff to obtain information on limitations and capabilities of existing system and capabilities required for information technology requirements of the future. Evaluates factors such as number of departments serviced by data processing equipment, reporting formats required, volume of transactions, time requirements and cost constraints, and need for security and access restrictions to determine hardware configurations. Analyzes information to determine, recommend, and plan layout for type of computers and peripheral equipment, or modifications to existing equipment and system that will provide capability for proposed project or work load, efficient operation, and effective use of allotted space. May enter data into computer terminal to store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements. May specify power supply requirements and configuration. May recommend purchase of equipment to control dust, temperature, and humidity in area of system installation. May specialize in one area of system application or in one type or make of equipment. May train users to use new or modified equipment. May monitor functioning of equipment to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications. May represent consulting firm or equipment manufacturer. [-] Less
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