Computer Network Utilization

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1.0 Introduction
Nowadays, most of the systems are made computerized to make things easier and faster. One of the most important things for the success of every enterprise is to have a computer network. There are new kinds of organization of computer systems produced by the need to merge computers and communications. Computer networks allow the user to access remote programs and remote databases either of the same organization or from other enterprises or public sources. It provides communication possibilities faster than other facilities. Because of these optimal information and communication possibilities, computer networks may increase the organizational learning rate which many authors declare as the only fundamental advantage in competition. Shell based application that has a server can control, monitor and manage every workstation that is connected into a network. This kind of application is commonly used in computer shops, internet laboratories and other business workstations with a computer networks.

1.1 Statement of the Problem

STI College Marikina located at 287 L. de Guzman St., Concepcion Marikina City, has 3 Computer Laboratories that has no server or any shell based application that can control and monitor every workstation in the laboratory. The Computerized System for STI College Marikina Computer Laboratories only helps the facilitator and instructor in monitoring each workstation in the laboratories as well as executing commands such as shutdown, restart, lock screen and even send a message to the students. The system also has functions to check the computer activities. However, there are still problems in the system in terms of securing student files, restrictions, and organizing instructor and facilitator jobs. First, the files of student are still possible to lose and or use by an unauthorized person. The system can restrict certain applications but the disadvantage was it needs an extra effort to the facilitator or even to instructor(s) to select all applications that are not needed for the certain subject(s). The system does not have a list of courses in which it can be useful to segregate application depends on the specific courses. There is only one log in form for different users. The instructor(s) needs to call the student one by one for attendance. It takes too much time to check the attendance instead of discussing on time.

The students can access, view and delete other co-students works that causes lack of privacy and security within their computer activities. By the end of the class students find it hard to pass their works, because of the unsecured file transfer. Students can copy others work that often lead to cheating. Through observation and data gathering, the developers proposed a Computer Network Utilization for STI College Marikina Computer Laboratories to optimize the instructors and facilitators manage every workstation in every laboratory to become more automated, faster and easier.

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1.2 Current State of the Technology

Currently, STI College Marikina has one (1) Computer Facilitator, two (2) Student assistants, eight (8) IT instructors and a maximum of six (6) classes in each laboratory per day. The school is open from Monday to Saturday from 7:30 in the morning to 8:00 in the evening. Other subjects and courses like Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), Associate in Computer Technology (ACT), Information Technology Program (ITP), and Hotel and Restaurant Services (HRS) need to use the laboratory and they have to surrender their transaction card so that they can enter and use the laboratory. The Computerized System for STI College Marikina Computer Laboratories was developed for checking of students’ work, restricting applications, computer shut down. The system is also protected from unauthorized used. It is also capable of remote controlling the...
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