Technology is a very important aspect in any business environment, and Babson is very good about getting the newest computers, software, and other hardware. Babson makes sure to educate students about information technology in their first-year classes and gives them the option to take more advanced classes on management information systems (classes that emphasize how to build a website or set up a managerial computer program). Technology has been updated constantly at Babson. The wireless Internet affects not only the social life of the College, but also the academic life at Babson. Laptops are also distributed to first-year students in the fall. Babson's two-year laptop renewal system works because students get a new laptop every two years.
It takes approximately a month for an average student to get accustomed to the type and amount of work that's required to be done on a computer, which is used in class for taking notes, building financial statements, and quantitative project analyses. Since everyone owns a computer, the labs are mostly empty—even the updated 24-hour computer lab is underused. This may be considered a waste of space by the higher administration, but Babson students actually enjoy utilizing these computers for free printing of materials at their own leisure. They are seldom used in rhetoric classes but are always great for typing papers. Computers are more than just machines here—they are an integral part of life.