Desktops and laptops can both run the same software applications, but they function in different ways to serve the needs of different people. The main differences between the desktop and the laptop are size, portability, and hardware stats.
Although the basic hardware and software components of desktop and laptop computers are the same, the two vary in the ways and contexts in which they are used. Desktops are far bigger than laptop computers: size is one of the most noticeable differences between the two. With a desktop computer, the user needs room for monitor and the CPU, as well as extra space for mouse and keyboard. Even with a compact flat LCD monitor, desktops take up a lot of room. Laptops, on the other hand, are small. Each component, including the monitor, CPU, keyboard, and mouse, is contained within the same chassis. Unlike desktops, laptop computers fold up.…… [Read More]
History Of Laptop Computers
Laptop computers have truly changed and wiped out the idea of the "used to" and old-fashioned bulky computer machines. Aside from the desktop computer which was the first reduced-size computer, turning a "room-size" machine into a convenient desktop one, laptop computer is another technology that further makes computing convenient and easily transportable. Thanks to the creative vision of Alan Kay. An online source (History of the Laptop Computer) has the following description of Kay's vision of a laptop.
Kay imagined a laptop sized portable computer which he called the Dynabook which would have wireless network capabilities, excellent color graphics and tremendous computing power.
Kay had the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center to sponsor his Dynabook which was successfully completed and was later called "the Alto."
Some argues, on the other hand, that in 1979, it was William Moggridge of Grid Systems Corp. who designed the first…… [Read More]
To some users of personal computers, who state, never trust a computer that you cannot lift; the IBM has been viewed, more often than not, as an enemy, and according to Byte, the computer magazine, this was because of the fact that the IBM company rose to fame mainly on the basis of its mainframe computers, that were large and forbidding, and overwhelmingly bulky. This was probably why, when the rest of the world was eyeing the emerging opportunities in the minicomputer market, the IBM never paid any attention, and even though IBM did succeed in capturing a large chunk of that market, it did not happen until Digital had captured the minicomputer market and had grown into a large corporation.
In the past few years, IBM has agreed to change the ways in which it conducts its business, and adapt to the changing times when the prices of computers…… [Read More]
ABSTACT OF THE DISCLOSUE
A flat, transparent cover for protecting laptop computers from damage caused by dust and other air-borne contaminants, or from liquids splashed or spilled directly onto the computer keyboard. The protective cover conforms in height and width to the corresponding dimensions of the laptop computer keyboard and is provided in a thin, flat, rectangular section, or panel, fashioned of a material such as vinyl, which is impermeable to liquids and air-borne contaminants, and which is sufficiently soft or deformable that it does not impede typing or interfere with normal laptop computer use and keyboard access when laid on top of the notebook computer keyboard.
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2011 from the USPTO at:
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Cover." etrieved September 20, 2011 from the USPTO at:
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=5931297.PN.&OS=PN/5931297&S=PN/5931297… [Read More]
Laptop Implementation Program - Action Plan
The ideal school in the modern era of global education evokes dynamic and progressive thought to what exactly enables a student population to excel and succeed in life's endeavors. Truly, this is central to any discussion regarding educational reformation via school and classroom development. The critical component to these decisions is inherent to the leadership at the school to understand that, according to Cause & Chen, "the children's active use of technology in making decisions, technology resources in writing and drawing, and logical thinking programs to solve problems and illustrate ideas." (Cause, Chen, 2010)
The ideal school will therefore target the way young children learn and teach accordingly. According to Cause & Chen, an appropriate method to educate the young is to "offer pictures and sounds to support the natural ways that young children learn." (Cause, Chen, 2010) The importance of vision…… [Read More]
First coming to theaters in 1984, The Terminator was a movie that captured audiences and enveloped them in a world of unknown- robots, intelligence, destruction and the future. The cyborg assassin in the movie fostered society's greatest fear- technology that developed so rapidly that people would not be able to control it. ut to what end could this scientific fantasy movie become a reality? Could the laptops that people use everyday suddenly be able to think, act and even cause the destruction similar to that in the blockbuster movie? As technology develops at a rapid pace in modern day society, it solicits the all important question, can computers think?
Foremost, an understanding to the term and concept of thinking must be established as a foundational framework to move forward with the dilemma of computers being able to think. There are two different components to the concept of thinking:…… [Read More]
computer is a device that accepts information in the form of digitalized data and manipulates it for some result based on a program or sequence of instructions on how the data is to be processed. Used the right way, computers can be an enormous personal and business productivity tool for automating numerous routine tasks and increasing information storage, retrieval and exchange. Unfortunately, computers also facilitate and expand crime.
Computer crime pertains to any intentional or unintentional harm done to or with information and/or hardware that may result in losses of, or injury to, property, services, and people. Many crimes involving computers are no different from crimes without computers. Some examples include:
Using a computer and peripherals for forgery or counterfeiting is the same crime as using an old-fashioned printing press with ink.
Stealing a laptop computer with proprietary information is the same crime as stealing a briefcase that contains papers…… [Read More]
Technology is the in-thing in the current world. All sectors and institutions that exist rely on technology and technological advances. Since the invention and incorporation of computers by the for-father of the computer era, several progressive steps have been achieved towards enhancing the quality of these computers. The initial and founding machines are renowned worldwide for their extremely large sizes. The first computers being as large as to occupy more than a standard room space. Continued improvements and studies into more efficient and effective technology re-sized these magnanimously large machines into the current small sized desktops and stand-alone (Howard, 2009).
The technological progression did not, however, stop there. The advent of the technological era in the early 1960s saw the designing of the first, smallest and more portable machines that later came to be called laptops (Chambers, 2008). The name laptop originated from the fact that these devices are…… [Read More]
The story of Pandora's Box reveals the dangers that technology brings along with its many gifts. Today, some very interesting cultural changes are beginning to take hold of society that stems from the dependence on technology and the way that it is interwoven into culture. The purpose of this essay is to examine the relationship between computer technology and the corresponding dependence that is created by this relationship. This writing intends to demonstrate that people are too dependent on computers and that more balance is needed in this age of technology where considerable portions of humanity are slowly eroding.
This essay will present evidence supporting this hypothesis and suggest that the reader insist on using logic and deductive reasoning to view this report. Many facts will be presented to persuade the reader that the relationship between human and computer has reached a level of dependence that is unhealthy…… [Read More]
Subtopic 6: Job management and protection; include a serious discussion of security aspects
The most commonly leveled criticism of operating systems is the inherent lack of security they have (Funell, 2010). Defining operating systems to have partitioned memory is just the start, as Microsoft learned with their Windows NT platform. Dedicated memory partitions by user account can be hacked and have been (Funell, 2010). The need for greater levels of user authentication is required, including the use of biometrics for advanced systems that have highly confidential data within them. The reliance on security-based algorithms that also seek to analyze patterns of use to anticipate security threats are increasingly in use today (Volkel, Haller, 2009). This aspect of an operating system can capture the levels of activity and the patterns they exhibit, which can provide insights into when a threat is present or not. The use of predictive security technologies, in…… [Read More]
oday the prevalent technologies for printing output from a computer include what are called "non-impact" technologies or inkjet and laser-based printing devices.
here are an equally wide range of devices for storage of data and resulting information generated on PCs and laptops. Hard disk drives that often include multiple storage platters where data is written to and read from using read/write heads enclosed in the hard disk enclosure are commonplace. Hard drive manufacturers are increasingly shrinking the size of these hard drives, so much so that in 2008 the first camcorders that have 50GB of hard disk space for recording movies is now available. In addition to hard drives, there is also a growing popularity of flash memory-based drives that have Universal Serial Bus (USB) connections on them. hese are often called "pen" drives as they are small enough to be mounted at the top of a pen (David 2003).…… [Read More]
In setting this plan for implementation and maintenance the ultimate goal for the district within the next five years is the creation of a student-to-computer ratio of 1-1 in grades 3-12 and 3-1 for grades K-2 in accordance with developmental studies for the utilization of technology in lesson and course plans for each respective grade. Computers will be updated on an annual basis, with replacement being taken into consideration every four years. In order to maintain cost-effectiveness, leasing programs and low-cost computer programs will allow students and teachers the capacity to access more applications and content which is relevant to consumers but nearly unaffordable in many educational systems. Low-cost computer programs such as the One Laptop per Child Foundation have been developed in order to aggressively place computers in the hands of hundreds of millions of children around the world, the United States included, in order to aid students in…… [Read More]
Computer Vision Syndrome
According to the Computer Desktop Encyclopedia, Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is "A variety of problems related to prolonged viewing of a computer screen. Short-term effects include dry eyes, blurred vision, eye fatigue and excessive tearing. Long-term effects include migraines, cataracts and visual epilepsy. Some solutions are to keep reflections and glare to a minimum and to provide a non-fluorescent, uniform light source. Special lamps are available that maintain the proper light around the monitor and generate light at much higher frequencies than regular light bulbs"
With the ever increasing amount of time consumers are spending in front of their computer screens, this disability is considered on of the fastest growing work related health problems in the country today. For many Americans, the problem cannot be left behind at the office. Individuals come home, to spend time surfing the web, corresponding via email, and pursuing various computer-based entertainment…… [Read More]
Laptop Per Child
The OLPC project will go a long way in boosting the education and awareness levels of school-going children, not only in America, but in the world over. The project seeks to equip each such child with a specially designed, connected XO laptop computer, through which the learner is able to access learning materials, as well as connect and share with children in other parts of the world, in this fast-paced digital era (One Laptop per Child, 2013).
The XO laptop is fitted with cloud computing-enabled software and other computer-based tools, through which the user can easily access homework, text books and other learning materials online (One Laptop per Child, 2013). This will tremendously expand the reading and writing skills, as well as knowledge of these children, especially in the most underdeveloped of economies, where such crucial material would be costly and difficult to access. In this way,…… [Read More]
history of computers, while relatively brief in terms of years spanned, is incredibly complex and eventful. The technological advances have come at a blinding pace, from the original mainframes that weighed tons (literally!) to the tiny notebooks that weigh less than a gallon of milk today, just a halfcentury later. Five main generations have delineated the advancement of computers: the mainframe, minicomputers, personal computers, supercomputers, and finally the notebook computer.
The first of these categories is the mainframe, which originated in the 1950s. The UNIVAC, the first mainframe that was reproduced, ran off of vacuum tubes, cost over a million dollars, and was quite physically imposing. During these years mainframes filled entire rooms and were only within the price range of huge corporations or the government. In those days, the only computers were mainframes there was no other category of computers to compare. These central processing systems performed mainly huge…… [Read More]
have also been instances of finding missing persons who were trafficking
illegal drugs, leading to the break-up of drug dealing rings in
municipalities in Louisiana for example (Careless 2006). Warrant
violations are commonplace and the incidence of random stops by police
patrolman leading to arrests has also gone up significantly according to
Careless, 2006. The bottom line of the use of laptops integrated via
wireless networks to multiple national and regional databases is the fact
that police patrolman have an upper hand in dealing with potentially
violent situations, quickly gaining the upper hand on criminals who are
intent on pursuing illegal activity and harming citizens in the process.
Careless (2006) - Thinkstream and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office.
Law and Order Magazine. James Careless, author. Published July, 2006.
Accessed from the Internet on January 26, 2007 from location:
http://www.hendonpub.com/secure/articlearchive/details.asp?ID=717… [Read More]
Business -- Apple Computers
Historically, what was Apple's competitive advantage in the computer business?
Apple's competitive advantage began almost immediately after the company's launch in 1976. Within months, the first 200 units produced by Jobs and Wozniak enabled them to secure venture capital to grow the firm into the leading producer of computers in a market that quickly grew to $1 billion in annual sales, of which Apple's Apple II product accounted for 100,000 units sold. Apple subsequently overcame the initial setback of the challenge from IBM's Windows-based products by opening new markets after 1985, in connection with which its expansion into desktop publishing and education and peripherals allowed Apple to recapture more than half the entire computer market and accumulate $1 billion in cash reserves and recognition as the world's leader in computer manufacturing.
The company's competitive advantage was further invigorated by the release of the iMac in 1998…… [Read More]
The first of these was co-designed with Sony, and established the modern layout for laptop computers that has remained popular ever since.
In 1994, Apple revamped its Macintosh line with the introduction of the Power Macintosh, which was based on the PowerPC line of processors developed by IM, Motorola and Apple. Apple's operating system software was adjusted so that most software written for the older processors could run in emulation on the PowerPC series.
After an internal power struggle with new CEO John Sculley in the 1980s, Jobs resigned from Apple and went on to found NeXT Inc., which Apple ultimately bought. This move brought Jobs back to Apple's management. On July 9, 1997, Gil Amelio stepped down as CEO of Apple after overseeing a 12-year record low stock price and crippling financial losses. Jobs stepped in as the interim CEO and began the critical restructuring of the company's product…… [Read More]
com). Although basic trackball mice are still commercially available, they have been largely overshadowed by newer versions of the computer mouse based on optical and laser technologies. All computer mice allow the user to control the position of a cursor on the screen (or alternatively, a player position in a game) as the trackball, optical or laser sensors detect user movements and translate those into digital input. The mouse devices installed on the latest versions of laptop computers work differently from trackball and optical mice that are external to the computer but the underlying input principles are the same for laptop track pads and click buttons as they are for external mice. External mice may be wireless as well as wired, allowing users increased ergonomic flexibility.
Like most computer-related inventions, the mouse has had a positive effect on social change. Making computers more accessible to a greater number of people,…… [Read More]
" (Cole and Styron, nd)
Cole and Styron report that with the additional technology available in today's schools it would be natural to believe that students would enter the workforce better prepared for use of technology than previously. This is stated however to not be the case since reports show that in 1998 approximately 22% of employees possessed the necessary technology skills upon entering the workforce and these are technology skills needed for approximately 60% of the new jobs in the job market.
From these statistics it can be assumed that teachers are failing to incorporate technology into classroom instruction and thereby failing to enable students in expansion of their learning to include technology use. The work of Poole and Moran (1998) is stated to have made identification of several factors known to contribute to the ineffectiveness of staff development in the area of technology. Those factors are stated as…… [Read More]
Auditory Computer Files Assist College Level ESL Learners
The objective of this study is to examine whether auditory computer files assist college level ESL learners.
Linda Dwyer writes that text-to-speech readers are not generally available "outside of the disability community and may be prohibitively expensive when obtainable." (Dwyer, nd, p.1) In addition, Dwyer reports that ESL instructors are often not aware of the research or the resources that are available. Dwyer states that reading pens that are able to read line-by-line and other assistive devices that can copy and article and then paste it to the computer for text-to-speech support are useful to students who are ESL students. According to Dwyer, "ESL instructors in higher educational settings have worked primarily with high achieving international students. As such, these instructors have occupied a niche treated as short-term remedial support rather than an academic sub-field within the academy. Many positions in both…… [Read More]
It is thus that technologies which work to yield that crucial data from the memory store of any such device have become so valuable to law enforcement in the age of terrorism. According to the Computer Forensics Tool Testing Program (CFTT), "a cellular forensic tool shall have the ability to logically acquire all application supported data elements present in internal memory without modification" (Ayers, 15)
This is to indicate that such technology should be able to hack into mobile communication devices without detection by the subject, making it a valuable tool in investigating crimes and preventing suspected crimes. The evaluate of its requirements is produced by the CFTT, which is an organization that "provides a measure of assurance that the tools used in the investigations of computer-related crimes produce valid results." (Ayers, 6)
A major drawback of such technologies, and one that invokes a yet far more complex discussion concerning…… [Read More]
computers for the organization. All three are high-end ultra-slim laptops for the sales force. These are compared according to a number of key variables -- weight, size, performance, memory, communications, power, software, operating system and price. The three models are the MacBook Air, the Toshiba Portege R830 and the Samsung Series 9. A recommendation is made at the end of the paper.
This essay will compare three different computer models for the organization to meet its needs. It is assumed that the computer chosen will have a high need for portability and performance, so the focus is going to be on three high-end lightweight laptops. They are the MacBook Air, the Toshiba Portege R830 and the Samsung Series 9. They will be evaluated on a number of different metrics and considerations.
eight and Size
Each of the three computers has a 13.3" widescreen display. The material that is used is…… [Read More]
computers and culture, using the book "Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology," by Neil Postman, and other resources. Specifically, it will answer the questions: How have computers and computer networks changed human thinking, behavior, and lifestyle? What has been gained? What has been lost? What are the advantages of computers in communication? In education? In entertainment? In the economy? What are the disadvantages in these areas? Is computer technology creating winners and losers, or furthering social stratification? Have we become too dependent on computers? Do computers limit social skills and physical activity to a damaging degree? Why or why not? Computers have changed our national culture and our global culture, and not always for the better. When they were first developed for the mass market, computers were meant to increase productivity and cut down on paper work. Today, computers have permeated every section of our lives, and our culture.…… [Read More]
This conclusion is based on the high degree of commonality of its components, the length of time it has been in the market and potential for very low TCO over the life of the laptop,
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Gladstone,…… [Read More]
There's also the issue of speed and response that each of these devices imply and the expectations of those that are members of social networks, keeping mind these social networks could be the departments they work in for their jobs. Even the iPod has this speed of response inherent within it from having the continual stream of new songs copied onto it for use during commuting, working out and working. The advent of social networking sites that are accentuating the speed of response include Twittr and others, which support messaging to PCs, hybrid MP3 players and smart phones. Inherent in the social network that is fostering the growth of these technologies that provide options for collaborating and connecting more than ever before is the implied expectation that once someone is contacted they will respond immediately. The urgency of the immediate often overtakes the importance of the longer-term more introspective…… [Read More]
This specialized computer is constructed specifically with the developing world in mind; high amounts of heat, humidity, dust, and the ability to be multilingual. The XO laptop is "extremely durable, brilliantly functional, energy-efficient, responsive, and fun."
The outcome was a laptop that was the size of a small textbook and weighed between 1.45 to 1.58Kg, costs between $180 to $240, could be powered by generator or solar power and even a hand crank, and contained many interactive hardware and software features such as a convertible screen, WIFI, and video camera that allowed the students to explore writing, drawing, and visual passions. Most important of all, the XO was built to withstand rough treatment and has expected life span of 5 years.
lthough many of the areas that the organization has focused on are located in rural and undeveloped areas, they have managed to establish wireless connectivity on the laptops. This…… [Read More]
Director's equirements: Laptop -- Tablet Computer
Yoga 3 Pro-Orange
330 x 228 x 12.8 mm
User equirements Met
Dual mode WL Touch Mouse N700 (Orange)
Integrated 720p HD camera, 30 FPS
Logitech professional presenter 800
Sculpted right-handed shape and unique thumb controls, allowing for rapid web-browsing; effective zooming, creation and transfer, editing of files and emails, file-conversion to various formats at the touch of a button; rapid-fire scrolling of long databases and bulky files
Creating video and photo files
Delivery of presentations for staff as well as director during lectures
Epson XP-310 Wireless color printer
Integrated JBL stereo speakers
Multiple toner cartridges allowing the printing of high-quality color files and photos
Creation of high-quality audio…… [Read More]
Laptop Per Child
hy are Microsoft, Intel, and other leading for-profit companies interested in low-cost computers for the developing world?
For-profit companies such as Microsoft and Intel jumped on the bandwagon created by the interest expressed in Nicolas Negroponte's non-profit effort with the XO. Companies have become increasingly aware that consumers show a preference to those that are socially responsive citizens that give to good causes. They viewed this as an opportunity to share the spotlight and make a profit with what would appear a philanthropic deed by the two companies collaborating on an alternative to the XO that would have more features and capabilities than the XO. OLPC's original core mission was to "foster collaborative learning among school children," which could have been accomplished with their original model.
Instead of following Negropronte's initial intent where he stated, "e do not view kids as a market, but as a mission,"…… [Read More]
brand of computer and printer is the best buy for college students?
Buying a computer is a personal choice based on your needs. That decision generally determines what brand you will buy. It is not driven by a particular brand.
Sooner or later, every college student asks themselves the question, "what kind of a computer should I buy?" It's a natural question in this day and age. These days almost every student has a computer and right now, computers are less expensive than they used to be. But since this is still a major purchase, you have to take several factors into consideration before purchasing.
Buying a computer is not about what brand to buy but rather about what computer meets your personal needs. There are many good brands and many types of computers and printers available. What you really need to do is to make an informed decision based…… [Read More]
Apple Computer is one of the great corporate success stories of the past decade. On the back of a successive string of hit products, the company has experience rapid growth over the past several years. In its last fiscal year, ended 9/25/2010, Apple earned $14 billion on revenues of $65.2 billion (Apple Inc. Fiscal 2010 Form 10-K). These figures increased 70% and 52% respectively in fiscal 2010. Apple has a stellar balance sheet and its stock price is now at a lofty $315 per share (MSN Moneycentral, 2010).
Apple's primary business is in consumer electronics. The company's core businesses are in personal computers, mp3 players, smartphones and electronic media. Apple's leading products include the Mac line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad tablet computer. The company's media properties include the iTunes music store and the iPhone App Store. Apple operates a number of proprietary retail outlets and…… [Read More]
Gateway Computers SWOT
Gateway was acquired by Acers, Inc., a multinational electronics company that has, through several acquisitions, become the second largest PC company in the world (Satariano, 2011; "Yahoo! Finance," 2011).
March 2004, Gateway acquired eMachines, one of the world's fastest growing and most efficient PC makers. The eMachines brand complements Gateway products in terms of efficient manufacturing processes, and customer-pleasing technical support ("Gateway, Inc.," 2011).
eMachines quality at low prices.
Gateway is sold through leading retailers, e-tailers, and channel partners in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Japan, and China. Acer is expanding market share the South American and Asia-Pacific regions ("Gateway, Inc.," 2011).
The total Asian PC share of worldwide shipments is expected to decline to 16.5% in 2011 from 18.2% in 2010. This is a burden for Acer because of its focus…… [Read More]
Apple Computer Company's history. 3 reliable sources required
The history of the Apple Corporation: The legacy of Steve Jobs
The history of Apple begins with the persona of a single figure: Steve Jobs. In 1976, Jobs, a college drop-out, and friend Steve ozniak, founded Apple with their own money: $1,300. They created their first prototype, working of the Jobs family basement. Almost immediately, the innovation of the company became apparent. hen Apple II was revealed, it was promoted that Jobs "had figured out a way to straddle the business and consumer markets by building a computer that could be customized for specific applications. Sales skyrocketed, from $2 million in 1977 to $600 million in 1981, the year the company went public. By 1983 Apple was in the Fortune 500. No company had ever joined the list so quickly" (Markoff 2011: 1).
Jobs proved to be savvy about marketing as well…… [Read More]
Computer Security Systems
The report provides new security tools and techniques that computer and IT (Information Technology) professionals, network security specialists, individuals, corporate and public organizations can employ to enhance security of their computer and information systems. In the fast paced IT environment, new threats appear daily that make many organizations to lose data and information that worth billions of dollars. In essence, the computer and IT security professionals are required to develop new computer and IT security tools and techniques to protect their information resources.
The present age of universal computer connectivity has offered both opportunities and threats for corporate organizations Typically, since corporate and public organizations rely on computer and network systems to achieve their business objectives, they also face inherent risks which include electronic fraud, eavesdropping, virus attack and hacking. In essence, some hackers use malicious software with an intention to gain access to corporate computer systems…… [Read More]
With their focus on moving from niche market to eventual cultural iconoclasm, Apple computers is on their way to supplanting the traditional technology powerhouses of the domestic computer industry.
Externally, Apple is under consistent pressure from competitors to stay at the top of their market. Even though Apple has been the de facto winner within innovation and overall product quality, many other manufacturers are attempting to advance their own technology. Apple is fighting in affect a three front war, because it is competing in three separate industries each with their own strong competition. Within the computer manufacturing industry they must battle the likes of IBM, Dell and HP in order to maintain their market share. Within the software industry, their Mac technology must compete with Microsoft. Finally, within the music sector they are consistently faced with challengers such as Dell and Microsoft. However, because Dell has branded themselves as a…… [Read More]
There are specific benefits that accrue to companies that build share, including an increase in the number of available apps and also capital to make continuous improvements. Thus, winning new customers is particularly important at this stage of the industry's life cycle. Once a customer becomes familiar with a company's product or operating system, they are likely to remain a customer, which in turn can bring customers to that firm's smartphone business as well.
The companies that have been most successful with tablets are Apple and Samsung. Apple had first mover advantage in the marketplace and was able to communicate the benefits of the iPad to consumers in such a way that the product was clearly differentiated from the iPhone. Apple continues to focus its communication on benefits in terms of functionality and life enhancement. Samsung, entering the market later, utilized a combination of functionality and price in its marketing.…… [Read More]
LEASING vs. PURCHASING COMPUTER EQUIPMENT?
Leasing and Purchasing Computer Equipment
Considerations for Lease Option 7-9
Advantages of Financial Leasing 9-12
GE Transportation plans to replace their computer equipment for the Human Resources and recruitment department having roughly 100 employees. This paper is based on researching what is the most economical way for the employer, GE, to outfit its office with computer. In this paper the pros and cons both of buying new equipment for the employees or leasing computers to use are analyzed. As per the results of the research, it was found that it is in the best interest of GE transportation to lease the computer equipment. Purchasing computer equipment will cost U.S. $88,461 and will have limited coverage for repairs. Renting computer equipment will cost 80,793 and will also come with a service contract for $500 annually.
Comparing Leasing vs. Purchasing Computer Equipment?
In a…… [Read More]
Buying Process for a New Laptop
The influence of marketing, promotion and long-term branding on the buying process of products and services continued to be accelerated by greater use of analytics and more effective use of digital media and channels. The intent of this analysis is to evaluate how the buying process for a new laptop running Microsoft Windows 8 was completed, factoring in the effects of marketing in each stage of the process.
Analysis of the Buying Process
ecently the family laptop running Microsoft Windows Vista had a final hard disk crash that left it inoperable. Our family's problem is that the laptop is used for checking e-mails across school and personal accounts, in addition to tracking expenses and also hosting Skype sessions around the country. The problem recognition phase of the buying process is predicated on evaluating substitutes and selecting a specific alternative, often a product that represents…… [Read More]
Dell Computer Organization Problems
Dell Computer Organizational Problems
There are a few big names in computing everyone seems to know: Apple, IBM, Dell. And many people are also aware that all of them have had problems from time to time, in one area of their business or another. Apple had trouble in virtually all of its business functions for a while after one of the founders left. In fact, the introduction of the iMac is arguably the thing that saved the company. IBM is a behemoth, and much of its income is derived from corporate business, not selling to consumers. Dell, on the other hand, serves primarily consumers. According to the Financial Times, desktop computer systems accounted for 53% of revenues in 2003, with notebook computers accounting for 27% and enterprise systems for 20%. hile corporations may certainly be supplying their personnel with desktops and laptops bought from Dell, the…… [Read More]
Operations management: Dell Computer
This seems fitting, given that it was Dell who conceived of the unique business model that catapulted Dell to the forefront of the PC market for nearly a decade. What is so extraordinary about the Dell success story (and some would say, the Dell fall from grace) is that Dell achieved its success through its operations management rather than creating a new product like Apple or Microsoft. Dell, in fact, hardly spends any money at all on &D. "It's a simple business model, but what makes it a success is doing it on that kind of scale and with that kind of complexity... Dell spends little on product research and development -- $440 million a year, vs. $4 billion a year at Hewlett-Packard" (Maney 2003).
The direct-to-consumer model
Dell pioneered the direct-to-consumer model of computer sales. By building computers customized to consumer needs,…… [Read More]
Laptop Multitasking Hinders Classroom Learning for Both Users and Nearby Peers
This article provides many insights to some of the challenges that are faced in the modern society. Our lives are generally busier than any previous generations faced and to meet the challenges of the information age most people multitask regularly to try to keep pace. In fact, multitasking has pretty much become the norm for most individuals and this activity is generally taken for granted. The study analyzed addresses that issue by looking at how multitasking can affect not only the individual involved, but also the individuals in proximity to the multitasker in a learning environment.
"Multitasking is ingrained in our daily lives. As you read this article, you may also be attending to a text message, sipping coffee, or writing out a list of to-dos. Such a lifestyle is intended to increase efficiency; however, there are limitations to…… [Read More]
The following are estimates using the NPV calculator:
Expected Commercial Value (NPV)
Probability of Commercial Success
Probability of Technical Success
Launch and Marketing Costs
Forecasted Units Sold
Forecasted evenue (Unit Sales Price x Units Sold )
Discounted Cashflows (10-Year)
NPV Development Costs
NPV Launch and Marketing Costs
The probability commercial success was an assumed input, a constant. It was 0.8. This figure went into the Expected Commercial Value calculation, which was the NPV multiplied by the probability of technical success and the probability of commercial success.…… [Read More]
I am purchasing a computer because I need something to do my work on at home and also it would be nice to be able to access the Internet on something other than my phone. Having a personal computer makes the experience of browsing the Internet more enjoyable and having an actual keyboard will help me to do the typing I need to do much more easily. The category of computer I am looking at is a laptop, because I want this computer to be easily portable so that I can move it from room to room or even take it with me on the go if I want to work in another environment. The manufacturer I am looking at is Dell because this brand has a very good reputation among computer users. After comparing brands and looking at what users have had to say, I am settled on purchasing…… [Read More]
Dell Computer Corporation Expansion Overseas
In the past ten years, foreign expansion has become a major part of the business community. Many companies are seeking to expand globally in an attempt to maximize profits. This research paper will explore the foreign expansion of the Dell Computer Corporation. e will explore the ways in which this relatively young company has expanded overseas. e will examine the history of the company, the industry and the ways in which the company has expanded.
History of Dell
Dell Computer Corporation was founded by Michael Dell in 1984 and was incorporated in 1987 and has grown substantially in recent years. ("Dell Computer Corporation (NASD) - Business Description") The growth of the company has been unprecedented in lieu of the relatively young age of the corporation. ("Dell Computer Corporation (NASD) - Business Description") The headquarters for the corporation is located in Austin, Texas Dell's products include…… [Read More]
e-Business Models of Dell Computer and Gateway
The e-business models of high tech manufacturers that combine quoting, pricing, and product configuration systems with production, Enterprise esource Planning (EP), and fulfillment systems exemplify how advanced multichannel selling has progressed over the Internet. The intent of this analysis is to evaluate Dell and Gateway's e-business models, as each have real-time integration of their customer facing quoting, pricing and product configuration systems with production, EP and fulfillment systems. Both of these companies are redefining the value chain of high tech manufacturing using the speed and accuracy of the Internet as the basis of their multichannel selling strategies. Selling over the Web, through telemarketing, catalogs, through stores, mass merchandisers including WalMart, and for enterprise accounts, through a direct sales force, Dell's e-business strategy is what makes it possible to unify all these channels into a consistent user experience. Dell continues to evolve their e-business…… [Read More]
It initially failed to attract the desired audience, but it is believed that the recent innovations of the re-launched tablet PC would ensure its success (Search Mobile Computing, 2010).
While Apple stated that they were the first creators of tablet computers, Microsoft comes to argue the same. Thorn Holwerda (2010) however states that neither of the two it monoliths were the creator of tablet PC. "Well, no. They're both wrong. oth Microsoft and Apple were late to the game when it comes to tablet computing, and so far, neither of the two companies have been able to popularize the paradigm in any meaningful way - but boy, did they try" (Holwerda, 2010).
In understanding the history of the tablet computer, it is first necessary to differentiate between the concept of the tablet computer and the resulting final product. The concept of the tablet computer was introduced by Alan Kay and…… [Read More]
Decking Out an Office
One of the most significant purchases that must be made is that of the laptop computer the customer has requested. While MacBooks are known for their ease of use, durability, and high-end performance on a multitude of tasks they are also expensive and can be difficult to find appropriate software for, and thus MacBooks can be ejected. Using CNET's buying guide and review articles, the HP Envy was select for further consideration (CNET, 2012). Priced at $659 (rounded to $700 for tax), this computer does not have any optical drive (CD or other disk reader), but does have flash drives and a variety of other ports for connectivity and should serve all of the business needs very well -- it comes equipped with Windows 8, has a variety of features that ease pairing with other devices and communication (Bluetooth capabilities, etc.), is both durable…… [Read More]
Security Plan: Pixel Inc.
About Pixel Inc.
We are a 100-person strong business dedicated to the production of media, most specifically short animations, for advertising clients worldwide. Our personnel include marketing specialists, visual designers, video editors, and other creative staff.
This security plan encompasses the general and pragmatic characteristics of the security risks expected for our business and the specific actions that aim to, first and foremost, minimize such risks, and, if that's not possible, mitigate any damage should a breach in security happen.
The measures to be taken and the assigned responsibilities stated in this document apply to all the departments that make up the company. Exemptions can be given but will be only under the prerogative of the CEO under the consultation of the Chief Security Officer that will be formally assigned after the finalization of this document. Otherwise, there will be no exception to the security…… [Read More]
PC Magazine found that the Acer uses only "39 while idle and a miserly 62 while running our CineBench benchmark test," during typical use of applications, which is "less electricity than many lightbulbs!" (Domingo 2009). The only downside is that the graphics are not particularly strong on this budget device, making playing online games less of a compelling experience than on more expensive units: however, given that the library wishes to encourage serious and concentrated use of its online resources, this could be viewed as a bonus!
A laptop may be favored by some library users who wish to have mobility as they circulate around the library. However, there are several logistical problems with using a laptop. First of all, laptops are more easily stolen, a real concern in a large library system with many patrons and a limited amount of librarians to supervise them. Laptops can also be easily…… [Read More]
Assembling and testing the PC
Once you've acquired all the components, the next step is to assemble and test the laptop. The steps to accomplish this are provided here:
Open the laptop case up and lay in the motherboard. Use screws to tighten it into place.
Next, layer in the other components including disk drive, memory, and microprocessor. Snap them all into place carefully.
With the components in place, next close the lid and secure it using the screws included. The case is now solidly closed.
Plug in the power cable and see if the computer comes up. You will hear a slight whirring sound as the disk drive spins up to speed.
The screen shows light but is not showing any characters. That's because the operating system needs to be loaded.
Testing your PC at this point starts with a series of utilities than can be found at ZDNet.com…… [Read More]
This is to be enabled through use of the Media Center PC Universal Remote Control and Compact Keyboard Suite and its integrated keyboard and remote control system. This system, while taking a 'little getting used to' (CNET, 2007) will allow for theater presentations from the laptop PC. The cost for this system is approximately $200.00. In order to enable video productions directly from the CEO's laptop proposed is the purchase of FlyImage5000. This purchase will enable wireless computer to TV connection for the purpose of displaying computer presentations, online video presentations, video conferencing, multimedia education, as well as, if needed in the future, multiple TV reception of any AV signal from a PC, DVD player, satellite receiver and set-top box.
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Communication is key in all aspects of business. It provides potential clients and customers with contact information, business information and much more.
Businesses receive information daily through a variety of sources. We listen to the radio, watch television, and read magazines for both information and entertainment. Businesses use communication technologies when they advertise to sell us products and services.
Specific tools that can be used for communication include telephones, pagers and facsimile machines. The telephone is perhaps the most important vehicle of communication as it is used for both incoming and outgoing contact.
Most businesses start with at least one line that is unique to the business. This line usually has the capability to take messages in case it is not answered personally.
In addition, the wireless telephone is getting to the point of being a requirement. With a wireless telephone, a person can always be reached.
There are many…… [Read More]
We owe our engineers a pat on the back for the part they have played in creating, designing, implementing, and perfecting these new technologies. Technologies that many people take for granted works because of good digital design. Digital cameras, wireless networking hubs, and digital voice recorders all work because of digital logic. Video game consoles and game boy technologies would be absolutely unthinkable without digital design wherewithal. Even cars come with digital circuitry. Next-generation smart technologies such as wired kitchen appliances, home electrical systems, security systems, and entertainment systems, are also becoming commonplace in many countries, testimony to the vast strides we have taken to improve consumer technology for the better.
Critics of digital design usually make two main claims about the way digital design has failed the modern consumer. The first camp claims that digital technologies have made life more complicated. Pointing to the frustration they feel when their…… [Read More]
wealth of knowledge available to the world increases algebraically every day (Zadeh, 2004). Part of this knowledge explosion is due to the increased dependence of business, education, and the professions on the use of the computer. Since the introduction of the personal computer in the mid-1980's, computers have gradually, and fully, begun to dominate nearly every aspect of our society's daily life and there is no indication that this trend will ebb at any time in the near future (Ifrah, 2001). Quite simply, computer literacy is an absolute essential for anyone who anticipates participating in today's society.
To understand how important computer literacy has become one needs only to review a typical day in anyone's life. It is impossible to go to a bank, difficult to apply for a job, borrow a book from the library, visit the doctor or even purchase gas without having at least a basic knowledge…… [Read More]
Computer networks form a vital component of not only contemporary enterprises, but of 21st-century homes, as well. Networks allow one's personal computer (PC) to get connected to the Internet, enabling one to check one's e-mails, engage in teleconferencing, or update one's webpage/website. Additionally, a user is able to locally communicate with the rest of the devices on that local network. It is easy to create a network -- all one has to do is connect a router to one's device using Ethernet cables. This, though, is the most basic part of network setup. There are other components necessary for performing the functions of printer-sharing, file-sharing, media streaming, adding various devices to the network, and controlling the computers that have data access on a particular network. The task gets more complex if one wishes for a few wireless links in the network. This paper will detail the components required for…… [Read More]
The MacBook, which came out five months after the MacBook Pro, is slightly smaller than the MacBook Pro, and the critic at Macorld.com, Jason Snell, writes that the black MacBook has a matte finish and is "clearly preferred" over the classic white version. The MacBook that Snell reviewed has an "incredibly reflective" screen; is the reflective screen an improvement over the old style "anti-glare" screen? "Some people will love it, and others will hate it," Snell explains. hen seen in the right conditions, Snell continues, the glossy screen "looks absolutely gorgeous"; however, it can also be distracting when you can constantly see your own face reflected back at you from your laptop's screen, Snell points out.
The keyboard, with its keys that are perfect squares, is appealing to Macorld. But what is not appealing is the mouse button, which left Snell wanting "more tactile feedback" when he clicked the mouse.…… [Read More]
IPad2 Changing the Canadian Market
How IPad2 can Change the Canadian Market
It is amazing the buzz that some products generate. Every year at Christmas time there seems to be some must have product that all parents are scrambling to get their child. However, this sort of frenzy is nothing compared to that which accompanied the launch of Apple's iPad in 2010 (aters). Now, the iPad2 is already on store shelves less than a year later, and though it has also been accompanied by some hype, it is not as great as last year's initial launch. People seem to satisfied with the product, but tablet-type products (such as PDAs) have been on the market for several years already. The question is, how can the iPad2 change the Canadian tablet market? Is there some type of marketing plan that can make this product really take the tablet market by storm? This…… [Read More]
Best Practice Wireless Network Security
Best Practices for Network Security
Wireless network is a technology that relies on radio waves instead of wires in connecting computer devices to the internet. There is a transmitter, with the name wireless access point or gateway, wired into an internet connection, which provides a "hotspot" transmitting the connectivity over radio waves. Hotspot has the capability to identify information, that include an item known as an SSID (service set identifier), that enable computer devices to locate them. For computer and other devices that have been equipped with wireless card as well as have permission to access the wireless frequency can then have the opportunity to connect to the network. There are some computer and other devices that may be able to automatically identify open wireless networks within a particular area, and for some you may be required to locate and enter the information manually like…… [Read More]
Functional and Technical Document
Original Document Created
Original Document Created
Original Document Created
eviewer and Approver
Assumptions, estrictions & Limitations
As-Is Diagram and Actors
To-Be Diagram and Actors
Business and Functional equirements
Quality of Service equirements
Data Migration Interfaces
Legal, Copyright and Other Notices
User Acceptance Test Strategy
20 eports 17
20.1 General 17
20.2 Supplies eport 17
20.3 Supplies Budget equest eport 18
21 Appendices 20
21.1 Appendix A: ACI Matrix 20
21.2 Appendix B: Problem Statement 21
21.3 Appendix C: Context Diagram 22
21.4 Appendix D: Stakeholder Profile 23
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indows ME vs. indows 2000 Professional
indows Millennium Edition (ME) and indows 2000 Professional are desktop operating systems (OS) that were released in the year 2000 by Microsoft Corporation, the unveiling of indows 200 Professional preceding that of indows ME by a few months. Both operating systems were improvements on the existing indows software at the time, i.e., the indows 2000 Professional was a follow-up on the indows NT 4.0 and the indows ME was the successor of indows 98 Second Edition (SE). They are still two of the most important operating systems for indows users, although targeted at different categories of users. hile the indows 200 Professional is generally meant for the corporate and business institutions, the features of indows ME suit the home and general computer users. In this paper we will discuss the main features of the two operating systems in order to compare the two. hile…… [Read More]