Dartmouth College Goes Wireless Essay

1408 Words Apr 18th, 2013 6 Pages
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR MANAGEMENT
By EFRAIM TURBAN, LEIDNER, MCLEAN, WETHERBE

MINICASE 1 Pg 32

Dartmouth College Goes Wireless

Q1. In what ways is the Wi-Fi technology changing the life of Dartmouth students? Relate your answer to the concept of the digital society. A1. Dartmouth College has made many innovative usages of the Wi-Fi technology in their college: * Students are continuously developing new applications for the Wi-Fi. * Students no longer have to remember campus phone numbers, as their mobile phones have all the numbers and can be accessed anywhere in the campus. * Students mainly use laptop computers on the network. The use of regular cell phones are on the decline in the
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• Communication: By providing campus-wide access to communications tools such as e-mail and online group discussion boards, wireless networking facilitates team-building across multiple disciplines. Apart from this, major benefits of the wireless technology are numerous: * The most obvious one is that the computer and other devices do not need to be physically attached to wire lines anymore. This enables people to use the network where ever in the network area. * Innovativeness increases as people try to use the given technology even more effectively. * The third benefit for the college, students and the society is that the new teaching methods make students more involved. The involvement will increase the learning intensity and thus the college will produce people with more knowledge to the society.
Wireless technology has enabled individuals to communicate via cell phones, PDA’s, portable radios, email and wireless Internet devices. Whether you are in a meeting, on the golf course or vacationing in Peru, wireless technology allows you to communicate with business partners, administrators or family members. Wireless technology has transformed the way business is conducted in virtually every job profession. Individuals from government agencies, school districts, banks and delivery services use wireless technology to conduct business and transactions on a daily basis. Wireless technology has improved the timelessness of

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