About Hansen's TEC-BASE 2
As a K-12 technology coordinator working alone in
a small district, I needed a tool that would help me track all of
my hardware and software inventory. Since I had no budget to buy
a suitable system, I built my own. I called it Hansen's TEC-BASE
to stand for the "the TEch Coordinator's dataBASE."
Version 1.5 was a very useful tool for me and my small district.
Other districts were interested, so I sold about 20 copies for a
When I moved on to a larger district with a staff
of technicians, I needed to expand my tools. TEC-BASE still tracks
hardware and software inventory, but I added tables for users, IP
addresses, purchase orders, and technical work orders. Since it
would not be wise to give too many people direct access to such
a database, I built a Web interface for other staff members to retrieve
and submit relevant information. Hansen's TEC-BASE 2 now serves
as my primary communication tool between the technical support staff,
building administration, and district users. Just about every"paperwork"-related
task is accommodated by TEC-BASE. It has become invaluable for my
district. Many other technology directors have expressed interest
in using it in their districts and it is now available
from this Web site. Click here for a
list of features.
Hansen's TEC-BASE Main Menu: