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Resources Provided By Us

We will provide six Pentium III computers to be networked into the existing computer lab at the Urban League of Metropolis in St. Louis. These computers will be installed with the Urban League’s provided software along with spyware and print drivers provided by us. We will also provide various hardware upgrades for the site’s existing computers as specified in the list sent to us. We need to look into if the Urban League can provide more hubs, or if that is something we will have to do.

Our priorities are as follows:
We will concetrate on the 6 computers we are donating:
1. Upgrade hardware:
First hard drive, then RAM
2. Check for network card.
3. After the software is avaiable:
Install XP and office suite, Norton-antivirus, and spy-ware.
4. Research and install Printer drivers.

Then after the 6 computers are finished we will focus on the following on the second trip:
1. Prepare to bring RAM to update some of the League’s computers.

Then IF WE HAVE TIME:
1. Try fixing and upgrading some of the other computers in the lab with more complex problems.
2. Search for parental controls and filters.
3. If the parental controls and filters are found we will install them.

Once we’re at the League we will:
1. We will move the computers around into the two labs and redesign the lab as requested.
2. Once the computers are set-up, network them together.
3. Finally, if time allows us we will try snd upgrade the League’s computers.

Next Steps for the Site

The Urban League has sent us the list of computers along with their desired upgrades. Now, they must send us the software and licenses they wish for us to install on their computers provided by us. The software includes Norton Antivirus, Windows XP with office suite, and any other programs that the League would like to install. We discussed perhaps installing a typing program, so if the League decides they want this installed we need a copy of the program along with the others. Finally, we need to know if the League can provide us with a few extra hubs–two more if possible. Fianlly, we need to know if the League can provide us with extra power strips.

Next Steps for Us

While waiting for the software and licenses, we will update the hardware to meet as much of the requirements as possible that is up set by the League. First of all, we are updating the hard drives and RAM; the former to meet the demand of 10G and 256 RAM. However, as we are working on the above, we are finding that the hard drives will be between 6 and 10G. We are also going to provide data to the League about the computers we now are working with. We also need to locate the driver needed for their printer and install. Also, locate and install two more different types of spyware and set them to run automatically. If we have time left, we will also look into different filtering software available.

Then IF WE HAVE TIME:
1. Try fixing and upgrading some of the other computers in the lab with more complex problems.
2. Search for parental controls and filters.
3. If the parental controls and filters are found we will install them.