[LINK] Lenovo, Microsoft, Adobe win NSW schools contract

David Lochrin dlochrin at d2.net.au
Thu Apr 2 12:28:40 AEDT 2009

On Thursday 02 April 2009 09:23, Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 02/04/2009, at 10:13 AM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>> that should be each tech looks after 500 computers - which is maybe 
>> one or two techs per school.
> That strikes me as an insanely small number of support staff.  Only 
> one tech per 500 computers? The number I always had in my head 
> was one tech per 50 or 100 desktops in a corporate environment. 
> Surely a school will be more hostile! Can anyone provide figures 
> on current practice?

And won't they have fun when some student loads this really cool software he's found somewhere and the virus spreads all over the LAN in moments?

Provision of laptops will also provide de facto recognition that students can prepare work electronically.  So laptop crashes, file loss, or unavailability will begin to impact academically, complicating the work of teachers.

I wonder if servers, backup facilities, etc. are included?


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