As my job is to design tailored and strategic technology solutions for school environments, I naturally talk to schools every day. When it comes to Backups, I keep hearing ‘I just want it to work’, or ‘I don’t want to worry about it’, and more frequently now ‘I just want someone else to deal with it’. I hear your pain, that's why Backup as a Service exists! These days it seems like everyone is getting onto the Backup as a Service (or BaaS) bandwagon! With the ongoing costs managing, repairing, maintaining, replacing, supporting, troubleshooting, etc, etc of LTO tapes, tape library's, offsite storage providers, disk arrays, backup software, licensing, agents, time, warranties, manpower, power, rack space and air-conditioning... it’s all just getting a bit much and the idea of a simple Backup as a Service solution is very compelling.
Most schools in Australia are now moving beyond asking “what is cloud computing?” and on to “how can we implement cloud computing?”. Now that cloud is a popular solution, the major decisions to make become what kind of service to use and when.
In an era of rapid technology development, it’s hard not to conclude that education is at a crossroads. World experts on the interaction between technology, pedagogy and innovation believe we live in an era where students are potentially learning more at home than they are at school because that is where they have better access to information and connection to other people all over the world.
As the use and diversity of IT in schools has grown over the years, so have the requirements of the IT Manager. But have the expectations of the IT Manager grown beyond the capabilities of mere mortals? Are schools now looking for the mythical man? There is no doubt that schools, like most organisations today, [...]
Brisbane-based independent school triumphs over more than 50 nominations to land the inaugural Computelec/ELH Award for Innovation Ormiston College in Brisbane’s south-eastern suburbs has been announced as the inaugural winner of the Computelec/Expanding Learning Horizons (ELH) Award for Innovation, defeating two other finalists and a total of over 50 nominations to take out the $5000 first prize.