The accounts were kept and maintained manually.
As there was no properly trained person the computer remained idle for about six months. The things started to change when one day the Managing Director of the company visited the branch office. Seeing the computer idle he got furious and more of when he realized that there was nobody who could operate the computer and more so that he had no knowledge of this fact. He immediately decided to train the staff in computers.
The staff was trained in computer basics, computer accounting and the software used by the company for its day-to-day working. This is how the use of the computer began. The starting phase was not easy. Once the motherboard failed, it took about 10 days to get repaired. Then once the hard disk also failed. The staff found that instead of helping, the computer is proving to actually hinder their work. The demand of energy on them increased for they not only had to perform the routine works but also have to be concerned about the repairing and the maintenance of the computer.
Obviously the staff wanted the computer to be removed. However the Managing director persisted with the use of the computers. He requested his the head office Hardware Engineer to take the additional responsibility of the single computer at the Cambridge branch. He happily agreed without asking for extra remuneration for according to him a computer was a toy. He checked the whole system, reinstalled Windows 98 operating system and the other softwares of regular use. He installed antivirus also, and thereafter kept on checking the system regularly. The computer then started working smoothly without any problems.
Thereafter the work of the branch went on increasing. The accounting work was totally computerized and company's main tailor-made software was also operational. Later two more employees were added.
About two years ago a dealer of Dell Computers launched the buy back scheme for the computers. Cambridge's old computer was quite outdated so the Branch Manager decided to purchase the new one in exchange of the old. Meanwhile the director of the company had decided to fully computerize all the branches and connect them via intranet. The Branch Manager found that he would be requiring in all three computers.
Thus two years ago three computers were purchased all of the Dell Company, this was as per the contract of the company with Dell. The Dealer Pegasus Infosystems gave the free services for one year. Thereafter the company made an annual maintenance contract with the same dealer.
2. Details of Computers:
2.1 Hardware: As mentioned earlier the company has three computers of Dell make. Here are the detailed configurations of the computers:
1) Dell make Pentium IV: Intel PIV processor 2.0GHz, 40 GB Hard Disk (2 numbers), 15" Color Monitor, 845 Mother board, DVD Combo, Tower Cabinet,