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  1. Evolution of Laptops in the Business World

  2. Portable Personal Computer Hardware Evolution Devon Greco

  3. The Epson HX-20 (1982) • Field terminal for word processing • Standard 16 KB RAM

  4. Tandy 100 (1983) • ROM programs written by Bill Gates • Runs for 20 hours on 4 AA • Built-in 300 baud modem • Text Editor • BASIC • $799

  5. IBM 5155 Personal Portable Computer (1984) • 9-inch amber display CGA graphics, 80 X 25 text • Two 360KB 5.25-inch disk drives • Intel 8088 @ 4.77MHz • RAM: 256K, 640K max • 30 pounds • $4,225

  6. TRS Model 200 (1984) • LCD display: 40 X 16 text 240 x 128 graphics • Intel 80C85A @ 2.4MHz • Bar code, modem, cassette • Microsoft BASIC in ROM • US $999 w/ 24K RAM • 24K, 72K max

  7. Compaq SLT/286 Laptop (1988) • 12-megahertz 80C286 processor • Only 8 1/2 inches deep • 20-megabyte or 40-megabyte hard disk drive • An optional 2,400-baud internal modem is $599 • 1.44 Floppy Drive • 14 lbs • $5399

  8. NEC UltraLight (1989) • 4.4lbs • DOS Compatible • $2,399

  9. Mac Portable 1989 • 9.8” 1-bit 640x400 display • Front mounted handle for carrying • Up-to-10 hour lead-acid battery • 2-MB RAM • 256 KB ROM • 16 MHz • $7,300 with hard drive

  10. Fast forward a few years…

  11. Thinkpad 700 (1992) • Windows 3.1 • 120 MB Hard disk • 7 lbs • $4350

  12. Fast forward a few more years… Fast forward a few years…

  13. Toshiba RX1 (2008)World’s Lightest Computer! • Intel Core 2 Duo U7700 1.33GHz • 3 GB RAM • 128GB SSD • DVD±RW DL • 12.1" WXGA TFT • 12.5 hour battery • 1.88 lbs • $4999

  14. Uses of Laptops In the Business World Diana Tobias

  15. What its used for? • Mobility • Work At home • Virtual World

  16. Laptops is the Workplace Adam Jarrah

  17. SaadJarrah • General Sales Manager- Santa Barbara Auto Group- S.B., CA • Manages 5 of group’s 9 departments (Audi, Land Rover, Infiniti, SMART, used cars)

  18. Use of Laptops at SBAG • Only used by three members of upper management (General Sales Manager, General Manager, Controller) • Used to increase range of use, portability, cross-use between dealerships.

  19. Hardware • HP laptops • VPN servers

  20. Internet • Autotrader.com • KarPower.com • Cars.com • Google • Manufacturer Websites

  21. Software • ADP – form of DMS (Dealer Management Software) • Dealer Socket – CRM program which takes data from ADP and converts into various reports, marketing suggestions, etc.

  22. Business Restrictions Zack Mathews

  23. Restrictions - Volt • Before laptops were around, Volt made sure nothing left the office, such as floppy disks or CDs. • With laptops being in the business world now, Volt had to make certain restrictions and requirements for software on the laptops so employees can access the VPN client. • Includes XP Professional, Service Pack 2 and Tunnel Guard.

  24. Restrictions –Software & Theft • Laptops are much easier to get stolen than a PC. Can be very dangerous when working with private information. • The growth of laptops has led companies to not allow certain software such as GoToMyPC.

  25. Restrictions – Personal Use • Laptops can lead employees to be using their time at work for more personal reasons rather than getting work done. • Checking E-mails, watching videos, listening to music. • Having laptops at work can potentially lead to increases of sexual harassment reports.

  26. In depth with Internet Restrictions AricTimm

  27. Internet Restrictions Government vs. ISP’s Military Businesses

  28. Government vs. ISP’s • China’s “The Great Firewall” • Conflicts with popular websites • Vietnam to preserve culture

  29. Military • Communicating using networks such as FaceBook, MySpace… • Safety concerns by commanders • Compromising strategy • Productivity levels • Bandwidth usage

  30. Others • Businesses & Schools • Administrative firewalls

  31. Questions??? Comments!!!