University of Delaware
MISY 160 TR 6:30 pm
6 December 2011
Extra Credit Project
Table of Contents
Documentation of Prices
Section 1 (What Can I Do With A Computer):
Due to the fact that I am an Accounting and Finance double major there are many needs that this computer I am buying for the University of Delaware and after must contain. To start off, I will start with talking about what this computer needs for both aspects of college and post college. First and most obviously, this computer needs to be able to connect with the Internet quickly and efficiently while also being portable, meaning it should be a laptop. While in college I will be bouncing all over the place from classrooms to the library and post college I will be traveling on business most likely. One of the most important things this computer must have is the best security program out there. In college I will be doing projects and other types of work on this computer and if this information is taken it can be very bad for myself. Eventually I can see myself as an accountant which means dealing with people’s money. If a person’s financial statements are on the memory of this computer, there needs to be a security system that blocks hackers from stealing these statements and committing identity theft against some of my clients. Another very important software that needs to be on this pc is disaster recovery software. If something were to go wrong on this computer, both a large project that I am working on at the University of Delaware or a client’s finances/taxes, could be lost and then this could get them or myself in trouble with the government. Getting into the specifics of my major, the majority of classes that I will need to graduate will be math or business related. There are really no other subjects that I will be required to take in which I will need specific software for on this computer. But for these math and business related courses, there are different types of software I will need. For the bulk of my business classes they will be in the accounting and finance area. Therefore, I will need an accounting software program where I will be able to prepare financial statements, whether they are someone’s taxes or a current company’s balance sheet. I will also need software that will allow me to prepare excel sheets while also being able to create power points and databases. Along with all of that stuff, I will need a program that allows me to type papers for college projects and form graphs or charts that people can view. There does not to be any sophisticated applications like the ones they have on the Mac computers. Looking forward to some specific classes I will have to take in my major there are subjects such as statistics and finance where I will need specific software’s for each of these on this computer. A few small software items I would like for this computer to contain is organizational software. This can include a calendar so I will be able to write down when assignments are due during college and can also use this feature post college to write down my schedule as far as meeting and appointments go.
Section 2 (What Computer System Configuration Do I need):
The hardware parts of the laptop computer that are most important for my goals have to do with the life of the battery on the laptop, the speed of the computer, and large memory. As stated before, the life of the battery is important due to moving from place to place while at the University of Delaware and when I have a job going on business/attending meetings. The speed of the computer is a given of being important, it is very stressful and difficult to work with a computer that is slow. Work needs to be done by deadlines both during and after college so a fast computer is a necessity. And the large memory is also another obvious importance. There will be multiple...
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