It didn't take long for e-Learning to become an essential business technology. According to the Advanced Distributed Learning*, e-Learning can reduce training costs by up to 60 percent, cut the time needed for instruction by up to 40 percent, and increase the effectiveness of instruction by 30 percent compared to traditional instructor-led courses.
Today's e-Learning tools incorporate rich media, peer-to-peer communications, and Web-based objects. Client systems, therefore, must have sufficient power to allow e-Learning participants to realize the technology's full potential.
The following installment of Intel's Essential Business Technologies Series discusses the role of the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in an e-Learning infrastructure. A 2.20 GHz Pentium 4 processor runs a Cisco* Systems e-Learning module at 60 percent CPU utilization, providing ample horsepower to run the processing-intensive module alongside background productivity applications. Most importantly, the Pentium 4 has headroom for future e-Learning applications.
For more information about e-Learning and the role of high-performance desktop PCs, please read the entire article [PDF, 141KB], "How Higher-Performance PCs Can Enhance e-Learning."