CHR1S (12th June 2014)
Sooner or later the 10mbit product will get pulled.
Having said that though I think bgfl use virgin media anyway and their pricing is much more ad hoc
We are starting to see more secondary schools take 100mbit on 1gbit bearers. One school has just taken a 300mbit on 1gbit bearer and get close to maxing it out, although they have rolled out 1:1 iPads which eat bandwidth in certain circumstances.
DocHouse (14th May 2014)
Yes we have, we still use Link2ICT for MIS support
Looking for Birmingham schools who have left BGFL.
I wanted to know how FCS and data submissions would work. It seems like its shrouded in mystery with BCC and link keeping quiet about the solution. Just bloody tell us link!
FYI: You should've received a summary of the "Think Tank" feedback just now.
Last edited by Little-Miss; 16th May 2014 at 12:25 PM.
It's quite interesting really -
In the past week schools received an e-mail encouraging them to take the connectivity upgrade from 10Mbps to 100Mbps, yet according to the feedback, it's pretty low on the agenda, with Office 365 high on the agenda. Link2ICT still aren't pushing Office 365, only evaluating/trialling and aren't offering it as an option (yet). This is one prime example of unnecessary delays when it could be put in place today. It's there, it works - I've been using it for 5 years...
I think the document's a fair representation, but there's still a lot of work to do. They haven't performed 'excellent' overall in any of the categories, with 'good' topping all of them.
Also (personally) I find it worrying that if we're still talking about transparent proxies and some of the other topics come October...
It's an interesting read, my major concerns are the fact that no clear timescales are in place and the internet is still causing issues...
Last edited by DocHouse; 16th May 2014 at 01:31 PM.
The only problem I have with this, is the firewall went in December 2013. If there are still stability problems come December 2014, I seriously think Link2ICT need to re-evaluate. New tools/features are coming in June, so it'll be interesting to see just how smoothly it goes when virtual controls will be offered to schools.
Virtual controls are good and cheap, but they'll never replace a dedicated hardware appliance in every school. I don't think anyone can disagree with this statement, but if the virtual controls prove unreliable or limiting, what then?
Does anyone have a copy of the feedback document they can send me please as I'd really like to read it and I wasn't able to attend the session in the end.
I would apart from the attach function is broken on Edugeek using IE10 or Chrome 34. PM you e-mail address and I'll sent it over.
Trojan (16th May 2014)
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