Undergraduates Using Proband Technology as a Real-World Teaching Application

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A high-tech Birmingham firm's technology is being used as an invaluable university teaching aid.

Probrand's www.theITindex.co.uk is reaping dividends in the academic world for the city-based firm, a major supplier of top-branded computer products.

"Behind every successful enterprise system lies a good database system," said Dr Anne James, Professor of Data Systems Architecture, who is launching a new final year Enterprise Systems Development module for Coventry University undergraduates using Probrand technology as a realworld teaching application.

The course will use www.theITindex.co.uk after the university singled out Probrand's IT procurement technology as best of breed and an innovative example of an enterprise system that uses industry-standard application software.

As an innovative IT reseller, the business has worked with Mercato Solutions to develop its own in-house enterprise system that has ultimately enabled it to take sales of ICT online with www.theITindex.co.uk.

Probrand has recognised the university's best-of-breed accolade by gifting access to its technology as part of its on-going commitment to education and bringing on the next wave of data systems developers. …