Other offerings through its custom web interface would be the Pace University standard software needed by the students (i.e ftp, secure shell, IE, Netscape, AOL instant messenger, etc..) to offer them a one stop shop for their technology resources. Relevant information including virus alerts, new technology initiatives, special events, and other Pace University technology centered information could also be offered.
Non-Profit organizations in the Metro New York area have many needs, some of which are met by grants (both private and public), donations and relationships within the communities that they serve. One such opportunity for a relationship exists between Pace University and non-profits in the surrounding areas. This relationship will be based on technology and technology services, an area that goes largely overlooked when applied to non-profit agencies and institutions. By supplying technology students on an ongoing basis to assist and direct non-profits, two initial needs can be met:
Pace University believes that the community is its most important asset. One way to help support the community is to assist its Non Profit Organizations in greater utilization of the available technology to further improve its operation. Pace University has the greatest resource it can draw on to help the Non Profit Organizations throughout the community, i.e. its students. It is these students that Pace trained in technology, computers, digital communications, networks and the internet that can be a tremendous asset to these non profit organizations desperately looking to update their obsolete equipment, handle day to day issues and setup new technology initiatives. The students will gain in kind, since they can take their new found knowledge, learn at Pace and apply it in real applications. Pace will also benefit by this offering, making it almost unique throughout the country that its computer student body is participating in programs not active anywhere else. Not only will the non-profits will benefit but also its members, its sponsors and the recipients from the more improved operation.
S.K. Kalia, C.C. Tappert, A. Stix, and F. Grossman, A Pervasive Computing Solution to Asset, Problem and Knowledge Management, E-Learn 2002 World Conf. by Assoc. Advancement of Computing in Education, Montreal, Canada, October 2002.