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ERIC Number: EJ846873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
How Refreshing! Technology Replacement Planning
Villano, Matt
Campus Technology, v19 n11 p44-48 Jul 2006
At a time when colleges and universities are struggling to plan the mobile campus of the future, many of those with laptop programs have found refresh programs to be their key to success. Planned well, these efforts establish a strategy to rotate the latest laptop products into the campus technology portfolio, ensuring that schools stay up-to-date. In addition to hardware that can perform at maximum levels, the programs also help universities minimize help desk expenditures and improve total cost of ownership (TCO) figures across the board. Nationwide, higher ed institutions such as Hartwick College (New York), Seton Hall University (New Jersey), Coppin State University (Maryland), and Minnesota's Walden University (affiliated with Laureate Education; are embracing regular refresh programs as a critical component to extend and amplify their existing laptop efforts. While some of these programs present logistical challenges in the sheer number of laptops to be distributed in an often short time period, technologists in the trenches report that the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks, and offer institutions a viable method of controlling tech adoption moving forward.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland; Minnesota; New Jersey; New York