Ict Tech wrote:muto wrote:I don't think the council gives schools much choice, but that pretty much sums it up. All you should need is one decent systems/network administrator to manage the servers/network; and one less skilled guy to deal with the `I forgot my password` and `The printer is out of toner` complaints. As it is, my school has 4 people, and still can't maintain a decent setup.
Absolutely LMAO ! ! !
The councils automatically decide "Right, we are going to buy RM" the reason for this (according to a recent survey) is because they don't have to hire any Technicians and worry about replacing parts, etc.
If a council get a school to take out RM Software, then a contract, we do most of the work then.
The school just needs someone to be there to replace toners and reset password
Perhaps in an idea world. In a real school, you've got a constant level of vandalism (people breaking keyboard, stealing RAM, generally being morons). You've also got infrastructure issues, as schools can't afford Cisco stuff, so the crap that they have randomly stops working. You'd also expect them to fix computer problems, but if anything goes slightly wrong they just rebuild the machine over the network. And of course, random panics, like when my school got Conficker, and pulled the network offline for 3 days