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Laptop Computers

Laptops

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Internet Cafes

Internet Cafes

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Description of an Internet Cafe

An Internet cafe is where the public can access the internet and (usually) drink coffee. Travellers frequent them, and in poorer areas they allow Internet access to more people. Facilities can also be used for training.

International ISPs

International ISPs

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Description of International ISPs

Internet Service Providers that operate internationally and allow global roaming. Often these are ISPs with a roaming agreement with other ISPs, but sometimes they are the one ISP.

How are International ISPs used in Missions?

Many missionaries travel a lot. They need access to the internet from wherever they are.

Issues with International ISPs

Instant Messaging

Instant Messaging

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Instant messaging, or IM is a useful tool for text-based communication that is more "Real-Time" than e-mail. Instant messaging is more analogous to a conversation whereas typical e-mail is correspondence. There are several dominant chat networks, and any number of clients that can be used on those networks. Each has various benefits and detractors, but the most important facet of any IM service is the people on that service.

Information Technology

Information Technology

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Definitions

Information Technology (IT)

When we talk about Information Technology we generally mean all the Technology systems used to manage information. This includes hardware, software, operating systems, networking etc.

Information Systems

Information Systems

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Information Systems covers systems designed to store information in a structured way. For example, email is not really an information system, although it does contain a lot of information. Often an organization realizes just how much information is buried in emails and tries to find some sort of Knowledge Management solution.

IT Volunteering with Missions

IT Volunteering with Missions

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IT Outsourcing

IT Outsourcing

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Providing IT Outsourcing services can provide income, employment and an opportunity to disciple people.

Hardware acquisition and Equipment lifetime

Hardware acquisition and Equipment lifetime

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Hardware acquisition policy covers where you buy your equipment from, and how much you buy at any one time.

Fixing Slow XP Machines

Fixing Slow XP Machines

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You have an XP machine that has been around a while and it is slow - e.g., it takes 10 minutes to load your email. You probably notice this the most after you reboot.

Defragment

Use the Windows tools to defragment the disk.

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