WIRELESS IN THE CLASSROOM
IBM is delivering wireless mobile computing to schools through an
innovative program for grades K-12. The Wireless ThinkPad Cart delivers
on-demand computing resource, network connectivity, and courseware access
in schools that are not yet fully wired for networking and Internet access.
Because it can move from room to room, it also avoids the problem of
overcrowded computer labs.
HIDDEN COMPUTING COSTS IN A DOWNTURNED ECONOMY: IS PC MANAGEABILITY
IMPORTANT FOR SMALL BUSINESS?
Given current economic conditions, most companies are looking to cut costs
out of their bottom line. Earlier this year, Meta Group found that the
primary IT priorities for U.S. companies are to reduce costs, reduce cycle
time, project management, migration, and increase productivity. Because
small companies have few dedicated IT resources to manage PCs, and because
the purchase price of a business PC represents only 20 percent of the
overall cost of owning it, manageability tools have become an integral part
of IT planning.
TAKING DISTANCE LEARNING TO THE EXTREME
In a program called Arctic Blast, a two-person team carried IBM ThinkPads
on a 2,500-mile trek to Grise Fiord, the northernmost inhabited village in
North America. During the expedition, K-12 students across North America
engaged in Lotus Sametime chats, allowing real-time dialogue with the
explorers regarding their experiences. Online 'study circles' also provided
a collaborative environment for students and teachers to communicate and
exchange ideas. An opportunity to discuss the effects of the Internet on
real-time exploration and distance education, with explorers Paul Pregont
and Mille Pregont Porsild.
THE MOBILE PROFESSIONAL'S IDEAL
With the advanced wireless and security technologies, the ThinkPad T23 is
still the perfect balance of power and portability for users who work in
the office, on the road and everyone in between. ThinkPad T23 notebooks
(select models) have integrated wireless technology to give users more
freedom of movement but still stay connected to the network. The embedded
security subsystem is also available on ThinkPad T23 notebooks and is
unique in the industry. It provides smart card like technology at a
fraction of the cost; it provides peace of mind that e-mail and files can
have an extra level of protection as they travel across the Internet. It
also helps prevent hackers from accessing files via the Internet and helps
prevent a thief from getting into those files if the notebook is stolen.
PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY TIPS -- UPGRADING YOUR PC
Is your computer really any different than your next door neighbour's?
Today, both hi-tech and low-tech users are upgrading their PCs with options
that can personalise that same base machine for purposes as diverse as
e-mailing photos of an African safari halfway around the world to making
your mobile office the size of a keyring.
About IBM PCD
A leader in terms of performance, technology and service, IBM's Personal
Computing Division (PCD) designs, manufactures, markets and finances
industry-standard personal computers for individuals and businesses of all
sizes throughout all sectors of activity. PCD's award winning PC line up
has been recognised for its quality, design, ease-of-use, performance,
manageability, durability and reliability
PR Manager, IBM PCD UK and Ireland
Tel: 0207 202 3259
Ghezala Beg/Joanna Lane
(On behalf of IBM)
Tel: 01753 790700
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