The Need to Expand Monroe College it Department: Recommendations

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Monroe College IT Department: Recommendations During this present time, the need to expand the Monroe College IT Department is extremely exacerbated. The current offerings that this department has are completely insufficient for any college campus. The multimedia room has an inadequate number of computers and the ones which are there are only able to perform basic functions such as using Microsoft word or comparable programs. Many of the computers have software applications which are outdated by over seven years or more. The computers are slow and there are very few of them, making wait times long and the entire experience very frustrating when it comes to using the center. At this time, once the renovations are complete, there will be enough room to expand the current size by 200% and add 100 computers. This will greatly benefit in expanding the number of students that can be served each day. Computers Selected The media center should have a mix of both Macs and PCs because both these different types of computers have distinctive benefits to offer users. However, since this is indeed a multimedia center, there should be a greater number of Macs, as Macs tend to be more conducive to a range of different programs and software applications. For the purposes of this proposal, there should be a range of 70:30 of the new computers in Mac to PC. Part of the reason why it's beneficial to have such a strong mix is that PCs are generally priced lower than Macs and can help in
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