The College of Business hosts two public computing labs supported by the Office of Information Technology. These labs are located in rooms 307 and 308 on the third floor and contain 24 Dell workstations in each lab. These workstations run Windows 2000 Professional. Each lab has a computer projector and laser printer.
The College also supports two private labs. The Software Lab in room 403 hosts 23 state-of-the-art Dell workstations with LCD monitors. These computers run 3 GHz Pentium 4 processors and come with Zip drives and CD-RW/DVD drives. This lab is equipped with a computer projector and a laser printer. The Network Administrations Lab in room 304 includes a dozen servers for use in various Management Information Systems classes. The lab also contains a Cisco router and laser printer.
Additional labs in the College of Education, adjacent to the College of Business, also are available for use. OIT lab information can be found online.
The College of Business participates in the campus wireless network initiative. Wireless is available in all of the classrooms, the commons areas, lobbies on the 5th and 6th floors, faculty offices, and all of the 11th floor.
The technology is standard 802.11b/g, so an inexpensive wireless card can be added to a notebook computer for $50-100. The wireless connection runs at speeds up to 54 Megabits, or 54 million bits per second, much faster than any DSL or dial-up connection. Users may be asked to authenticate with appropriate University identification information.
Other areas include the College of Education and portions of the Hulman Memorial Student Union in the center of campus, including the Commons and Dede Plaza around the fountain. The wireless coverage also includes wireless-equipped personal digital assistant devices like the Palm Pilot and Pocket PC.
There is more help and advice on the Office of Information Technology (OIT): Wireless pages.
See also, New Student Orientation College of Business Technology Advice (PDF).