Premio Ranked In Top 10 For Integrating Technology In The Classroom for 15th Consecutive Quarter Written by Keith Hunt
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – August 9, 2004 – For 15th consecutive quarter, Premio Computer, Inc. has been ranked as a top 10 technology vendor to U.S. education market by an independent research firm. The quarterly statistics research, released August 6, ranks Premio at number eight for second fiscal quarter of 2004, retaining its standing from previous quarter. Rankings are based on shipments of desk-based PCs, mobile PCs and X86-32 servers.
For more information please visit www.premiopc.com/education.
Ranking ahead of both MPC and Sony, Premio shares education market top 10 with such companies as Dell, Hewlett Packard, Apple Computer, Gateway, IBM, Acer and Toshiba. The education technology market is an important one for Premio, which also markets technology solutions to businesses and government agencies throughout North and South America.
“The education market has always been very important for Premio, and we have also become increasingly important for them,” said Tom Tsao, Vice President for Premio Computer. “Many administrators and district technology coordinators have told us that they switched to Premio from other vendors because our level of service, flexibility and affordability is unmatched in industry.”
Premio actively supports education community through a variety of programs and partnerships, including donations, educational seminars and internships. Premio also offers eSembler™ gradebook and attendance software for K-12 districts. For more information on Premio’s involvement with education market, please visit www.premiopc.com/education.
An Education in Saving on TextbooksWritten by Heather Wallace
Every year students flock to college bookstore to purchase various textbooks that they require for their classes. Little do these students realize that, in doing so, they are throwing good money away. As unbelievable as it may seem textbooks, in some cases, actually cost as much, if not more, than tuition.
On surface college bookstore may seem like a convenient source for textbooks. Titles are usually in-stock and students may purchase new textbooks or opt for cheaper alternative of used books. In truth money saved by purchasing used textbooks from college bookstore is only a fraction of amount that students could be saving if they shopped online.
More and more online booksellers have begun selling textbooks at a considerable discount off of cover price. In fact, many major booksellers now have special areas of their web sites that are devoted to selling nothing but textbooks. Online used bookstores are another source for college books as they stock a large number of textbooks, which means sizable savings for students. There are also web-based retailers whose inventory is entirely devoted to college books.
Students should avoid purchasing their textbooks at first store that they browse. Instead, they should investigate alternatives offered by other online booksellers. Price isn't only factor to consider when making an online purchase. Students should also factor in shipping costs and delivery time when making their buying decision.
Online auctions are another option for students seeking a bargain. This option, however, has its pros and cons. A plus is that students can get incredible bargains when obtaining books via online auctions. One downside is that established retailers have channels in place to ensure that you receive your order within a reasonable amount of time. With an auction purchase, however, you are at mercy of auction seller's timetable.