ERIC Number: EJ767497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
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It's the Little Things
Waters, John K.
T.H.E. Journal, v34 n6 p36 Jun 2007
Information technology (IT) departments are ruled by a kind of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: The big-tech stuff--the operating systems, the networks, the data centers--gets the priority, food-and-shelter attention, while upgrading the backup power supplies, evaluating new projector mounts, and taming that rat's nest of classroom cords fall somewhere between the desire for fame and the need for self-actualization. According to Matt Flood, network administrator for the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District, companies tend to think of these small things as accessories and they tend to get to it as an afterthought, especially schools with tight budgets. He also added that it is really the little things that matter when it comes to teacher productivity and network security. Among the "little things" is an uninterruptable power supply (UPS), which provides system backup during power failures and smooths out powersource hiccups. In this article, the author presents some of the underrated cutting-edge computing accessories that improve teacher productivity, enhance security, and refine systems.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Technology, Computer Networks, Computer Security, Power Technology, Teachers, Productivity, Needs Assessment, Computer Peripherals
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