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COMPUTERS 11

Lab Makeover


Computer Lab Makeover

Introduction Our school is in desperate need of a computer lab makeover. We have made three simple solutions that can make our school computer lab even more productive. We suggest that the changes are made to our current computer lab, in the summer of 2013.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Software Vs. Hardware The Software that we are planning to use can only function on a particular type of hardware. For example some of our programs that we are planning to purchase can only work on a Mac or PC. However some the computers, come preinstalled with amazing programs. Furthermore we plan to install Microsoft Office in all of our solutions.

100% 80% 60%

Software

40%

Harware

20% 0%

Level 1

Level 1

Level 2

Level 2

Level 3

Level 3

Hardware

35,971.94

27,149.98

259.98

Software

13,618.34

3,199.00

4,199.44

Total (Inc. HST)

57,028.82

34,901.33

5,128.33


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Level 1 In our highest level, as you can see in the pie graph below, the costs of hardware vastly outweigh the cost of the software. As this is Level 1 we scoured the Internet far and wide to find the absolute best, this solution is quite literally a dream solution.

Hardware For hardware we plan to purchase iMac Desktops and a Mac Pro Server. This combination of high quality computers with a top of the line server will ensure that performance is not impinged upon. When these two devices are paired with a Linksys Wireless router, Internet connection will stay strong even if many computers are online at the same time. We also plan to purchase a high quality printer for the teacher, however the students will still be able to access the high quality printer, but only with the permission of the teacher.

Software For software we plan to install Microsoft Office on all the computers. This is because the majority of students at our school use Microsoft for the majority of school projects. As well as Microsoft, we plan to purchase Final Cut Pro X for movie editing, as many of our school projects involve some kind of movie editing.

Harware

26%

Software 74%

Cost of 1

Amount

Total

21.5� iMac Desktops

1,199.00

27

32,373.00

Apple Mac Pro Server

3,099.00

1

3,099.00

Linksys Wireless N Dual Band Router

199.99

1

199.99

HP Envy 110 e-All-in-One Printer

299.95

1

299.95

Final Cut Pro X

299.99

3

9,299.69

Microsoft Office Macintosh 2011 Home and Student

159.95

27

1,759.45

Total (Inc. HST)

57,028.82


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Level 2 In this level, the cost of hardware greatly exceeds the cost of software. This is because we only plan to purchase one program, which is Microsoft Office. For hardware; Apple MacBook Pros as well as a cart to store the laptops.

Hardware The hardware we plan to purchase includes 13" MacBook pros, and a cart to store the laptops. To make the Internet speed faster, we suggest the Net Gear N900 dual Band Wireless Router; this is a medium priced router that is specifically made for MacBook Pros. We also plan to purchase a Lexmark All-in-One Printer, however yet again; only the teacher can give permission to print from this printer.

Software And again, for software we plan to install Microsoft Office on all the MacBook Pros. This is because the majority of students at our school use Microsoft for the majority of school projects. This will make it easier for students to get work from their home computers to school, to edit.

11%

Harware Software

89%

Cost of 1

Amount

Total

13� Mac Book Pros

1,249.00

20

24,980.00

1 Cart (to store the laptops)

1,800.00

1

1,800.00

Net gear N900 Dual Band Wireless N Router

199.99

1

199.99

Lexmark All-in-One Inkjet Printer with Air Print

299.95

1

299.95

Microsoft Office Macintosh 2011 Home and Student

159.95

20

3,199.00

Total (Inc. HST)

34,901.33


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Level 3 This level is our least expensive of the 3 levels. This is because we are not purchasing new computers, but instead new programs for our current computers, such as Microsoft Office and Windows 7 Processor. As a result the proportion of software to hardware is extremely high. We believe that it the software that makes the computer not the other way round.

Hardware For Level 3 we tried to keep the prices as low as possible. To achieve this, we plan to purchase only two pieces of hardware: A printer and a Wireless Router. We need the Router because our Internet right now is really slow, however with this Router, the Internet speed will increase tenth fold. This is how we plan to keep the price down, by not purchasing much hardware.

Software For software we suggest to purchase a more advanced processor. Windows 7 Professional is one of the best medium priced processors on the market right now, and this will increase our overall speed in our lab. Yet again we plan to purchase Microsoft Office, because the majority of students use this program at home.

5%

Harware Software

95%

Cost of 1

Amount

Total

HP Office jet Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer

149.00

1

149.00

Net gear N300 Wireless Router

109.99

1

109.99

Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student

149.99

10

1,499.90

Windows 7 Professional

329.95

10

3,299.50

Total (Inc. HST)

5,666.51


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Theory This is what we plan to teach with each of the programs. Furthermore because we plan to purchase Microsoft Office for all 3 levels, the theory will be exactly the same.

Level 1 Final Cut Pro is a movie-editing program that allows you to take your movie creating to the next level. This program is very high quality, its top of the line for amateur film editing. Final Cut Pro includes the key sound editing and color grading features from Final Cut Studio, so now you can use a single application for the entire production and make a effective, creative workflow. Final Cut Pro can be used for movie projects for classes such as English, Drama, or a video to support your schools sport team. This program has a wide variety of opportunities for students, businesses, and people who are studying in the specific field of the film industry.

Level 1-3 Many students use Microsoft Office at home, so the ease to transfer documents between your home computer and the school computer is much easier whereas at the moment you have to convert your files. With new technology and layout, this system is proven to be easier and quicker to use than open office. As a result PC's are compatible with Microsoft, the program allows you to transfer data between your Mac and PC without losing documents. Upload your files online to share with friends, family, and coworkers to enable easy editing and presentation. Microsoft Office is simply practical but effective to a great extent.

162.00 160.00 158.00 156.00 154.00

Microsoft OfficeHome and Student

152.00 150.00 148.00 146.00 144.00 For Mac (2011)

For PC (2010)


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Conclusion

- Technology is advancing rapidly; therefore we strongly recommend an update. - The possibilities are becoming endless with computers and new technology. - At school we as students feel limited. - The current computer lab at Immaculata has much more potential.

- After careful consideration the Level that we suggest of the three is Level 3.


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Sources for Products: Level 1 Final Cut Pro X: http://www.apple.com/ca/finalcutpro/ Microsoft Office for Mac: http://store.apple.com/us/product/H2439LL/A/microsoft-office-for-mac-home-andbusiness-2011?fnode=MTY1NDA0OA Mac Pro: http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/mac_pro HP ENVY: http://store.apple.com/us/product/H7059LL/A/hp-envy-114-e-all-in-one-airprint-printer IMac: http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/imac/select Linksys Wireless N Dual Band Router: http://home.cisco.com/en-apac/products/routers/E4200

Level 2 Microsoft Office for Mac: http://store.apple.com/us/product/H2439LL/A/microsoft-office-for-mac-home-andbusiness-2011?fnode=MTY1NDA0OA MacBook Pro: http://store.apple.com/ca/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_pro Net gear N900: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/netgear-netgear-n900-dual-band-wireless-nrouter-wndr4500-100pas-wndr4500-100pas/10187347.aspx Lexmark inkjet printer: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/lexmark-lexmark-all-in-one-inkjetprinter-with-airprint-pro915-pro915/10178875.aspx

Level 3 Windows 7: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/windows-7professional/10126568.aspx?path=b53f4d4baa50011962095ad328bbb787en02 Microsoft home and student 2010 edition: http://www.microsoftstore.ca/shop/en-CA/Microsoft/OfficeHome-and-Student-2010-(English) HP Office jet wireless printer: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-officejetwireless-all-in-one-inkjet-printer-with-eprint-airprint-6500a-plus-6500a-plus/10155261.aspx Net gear N300 wireless router: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/netgear-netgear-n300-wirelessrouter-dgn2200-100nas-dgn2200-100nas/10188904.aspx


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