G3 has comprehensive network of computer facilities providing a flexible, powerful, interactive environment for both professional and administrative staff. The long-term objective is to provide an appropriate workstation on every employee’s desk, giving access to all services via the network. Such a system has the advantage of distributed processing of everyday work, while retaining the benefits of a centralised system, namely, powerful processors as needed, the availability of a wide range of peripherals, data sharing and security, with easy access to authorised information.
Services available on the G3 network include:
Computer aided design and drafting;
Desktop publishing and presentation graphics;
Engineering modelling and analysis software, both in-house and proprietary; and access to a wide range of peripherals including, colour printers, laser printers and scanners.
Corporate management information databases, covering a range of subjects including staff files and project accounting systems;
A unified word-processing system incorporating standardised spelling checks and standard document formats;
a wide range of commercial software including spreadsheet, project management, high level languages, databases and graphics;