Comparing IT architecture to building a house
In today's complex organizations, IT architects are a necessity. This animation compares IT architecture to the components of traditional architecture. Just as blueprints are the key to a well-designed house, network plans are fundamental to connecting an enterprise.
User Interface Design Principles
Ten principles that improve usability
Effective interface design makes it easy for users to understand and use the tools presented to them. This presentation covers design principles such as alignment, consistency and color, with concept overviews and interactive examples.
Concept Map Exercise
Using visuals to understand relationships
Concept maps can help you explore and explain relationships between problems and solutions, causes and effects. The visual aspect of a concept map allows us to "see" relationships more clearly. This interactive tool helps learners develop a concept map in which they explore an issue or problem.
Little Man Computer
An interactive guide to how CPUs work internally
The Little Man Computer helps you understand how CPUs work internally. This interactive exercise guides learners step-by-step through a simple program, allowing you to enter individual operations, then let the LMC simulate it and display the results.
Terms and Acronyms
A series of operating system flash cards
This virtual deck of flash cards includes 49 operating system terms and acronyms. As you click through the cards, you can test themselves on the definitions.
Evaluation Criteria Weighting System
How procurement specialists choose vendors
Procurement specialists use the Evaluation Criteria Weighting System to determine which vendor best fits the needs of a particular project. This animation takes you through these steps to calculate a rating for each vendor.
Building Relationships in the Real World
An interview with George Kalidonis
George Kalidonis, celebrated entrepreneur, author, professor, consultant, academic director, and CEO, answers questions about his success. His candid responses and personal stories present insights into building a career and creating working relationships for success in the corporate world.
Fantasy Games – Data Center
Developing software for a growing gaming company
The scenario: you have been hired by Fantasy Games to develop software architecture for this rapidly expanding international company. With the guidance of a four-part video series featuring CIO Jack Burns, learners create course projects for IT4040, Fundamentals of Software Architecture.
Fantasy Games – Data Center Project Overview
Jack Burns discusses the basics for developing a new data center
You have been hired by Fantasy Games to redesign the network for their new data center in San Diego. In this first video, Jack Burns, CIO of Fantasy Games, outlines the basics you will need to complete the current project.
Fantasy Games – Current Data Center
Jack Burns walks through the company's current data center
You have been hired by Fantasy Games to redesign the network for their new data center in San Diego. In part two of the series, Jack Burns, CIO of Fantasy Games, takes you on a virtual tour of the current data center.
Fantasy Games – Project Deadlines
Jack Burns stresses the importance of meeting the project's deadlines
You have been hired by Fantasy Games to redesign the network for their new data center in San Diego. In part three of the series, Jack Burns, CIO of Fantasy Games, explains what is at stake if you fail to meet the deadline.
Fantasy Games – Security and Documentation
Jack Burns stresses the importance of a secure infrastructure and documentation
You have been hired by Fantasy Games to redesign the network for their new data center in San Diego. In part four of the series, Jack Burns, CIO of Fantasy Games, reviews the company's security and documentation and sets his expectations for the project.