A Vision of the Future: It Starts on the Desktop


San Joaquin Delta Community College has created a graphic, electronic office environment called the "Virtual Desk" to operate on employees' desktops. The Virtual Desk is a front end to the network that depicts a desk on which are mounted a calculator, spreadsheet, notepad, calendar, word processor, electronic mail, and file drawers and bookshelves. The latter contain institutional information such as policies and procedures, directories, and information from administrative systems. This article highlights the evolution of this office environment at Delta, its strategic plan, and a collaborative design project called System 2000 which is being developed using CASE tools and object-oriented technology.

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