The Impact of Technology at Background
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The College of Business has always tried to implement new technology into the classroom. As a result, new applications and multimedia has been purchased to enhance the learning environment of students. The implementation of this is carried out through the Computer Application Learning Center.
Microsoft Access 7.0 Compilers
Microsoft Visual C++
Microsoft Visual J++
Microsoft Visual Basic
Because computers are a necessary entity in today’s business world, the College of Business has designated the necessary funds to provide students with the technology required for advancement. These funds have been allocated into providing more software, better computing systems, and more multimedia for teaching purposes.
Desktop Pentium III
450 MHz Memory: 64 & 128 MB Monitor: Dell M770 17" Hard Drive: 10 GbOS: Win NT4 CD-Rom Drive: 40xZip Drive: 100MB
Processor: 600MHz Monitor: Dell M770 17" Hard Drive: 20 GbOS: Windows 2000 CD-Rom Drive: 40xZip Drive: Iomega Zip 100MBMemory 128 MB
Dell GX1p/T+ MiniTower:
Pentium III 450Mhz Processor Memory: 128MB Ram Monitor: 17" Dell M770 Hard Drive: 13.6 GB Operating System: Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Workstation with CD media using Fat16 Cd ROM Drive: 17/40x CD-ROM Zip Drive: Iomega Zip 250MB Internal Drive Printer: HP Laserjet 8000N
MS Access 2000
MS Great Dynamics
MS Excel 2000
MS Word 2000
Internet Explorer 5.0
All the cabling at the calc lab was replaced with category 5 cables which increase the bandwidth of our local area network from 10 MHz to 100 MHz.
With the ever changing technology, the College of Business must begin to prepare. The following are points that I believe must be covered when evaluating future growth.
Upgrading should always be high on the list so that current applications do not become obsolete. Possible software to be upgraded in the near future includes:
For security reasons, all PCs should be running on a Windows 2000 Professional environment so long as all applications are supported and as long as the hardware requirements are met.
The idea of creating a new multimedia classroom should be considered given that professors prefer teaching students on a hands-on approach
All classrooms should be equipped with multimedia so that the roll-out equipment becomes obsolete.
Given that the PDC and BDC are running Windows 2000 Advanced Server, it would be ideal for all servers to be on the same platform . The possibility of adding hardware requirements may have to be considered.