On Thu, 2009-10-08 at 10:16 +0100, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
My local Primary school is currently paying large sums to RM and MS
their ICT setup, along with all the restrictive practices that RM seem to
I was talking to the Head this morning, and it seems he might be amenable to
looking at Open Source as a replacement, particularly as the school is quite
small and doesn't have an actual ICT budget at all.
What I was thinking was, are there any folks who might be able to
voluntarily come along at some time in the future (I don't know when their
MS licences are up for renewal) to do an evaluation of how, what and when
and how much it might cost and the long-term cost savings?
The lack of budget is a problem, as money for ICT is paid out of the general
running expenses, and of course they don't have an ICT technician at all.
Phil Oakley is probably your best bet. It's just the sort of thing he
does day-in, day-out. :)
(Lot of good information for your head to read over there, too.)