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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit
    Isn't the TCO higher within the BSF model ?
    Sounds about right

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    No chance! Not enough profit in thin clients for managed services providers, and you cannot 'roll' the hardware inventory as quickly either.
    im in leicester an the BSF bid was won by a company called Centerprise
    there looking at sun thin clients.

    the test bed should be up and running after xmas for us to go along and do some testing.

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Quote Originally Posted by ind13
    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    No chance! Not enough profit in thin clients for managed services providers, and you cannot 'roll' the hardware inventory as quickly either.
    im in leicester an the BSF bid was won by a company called Centerprise
    there looking at sun thin clients.

    the test bed should be up and running after xmas for us to go along and do some testing.
    That's good to hear. I am a fan of thin client myself, but have never been able to shift anyone in school from their Microsoft 'comfort' zone.

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    i haven't got a problem with thin client, but i think the main issue there gonna have is that they've chosen sun thin client.

    moving from windows fat to windows thin wouldn't be too bad
    but there looking at moving to sun(linux) thin,

    with the amount of software that has been purchased over the past few years (thank you e-learning credits) half of which hardly ever gets used, its a case of trying to get all these bits of software working on it.

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Quote Originally Posted by ind13
    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    No chance! Not enough profit in thin clients for managed services providers, and you cannot 'roll' the hardware inventory as quickly either.
    im in leicester an the BSF bid was won by a company called Centerprise
    there looking at sun thin clients.

    the test bed should be up and running after xmas for us to go along and do some testing.
    Hi

    What happened to your jobs ?... and what happened to the ICT Manager.. were they kept on, pay reduced, sacked, dumped..?

    What are your job roles now compared to to before the BSF ?

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Quote Originally Posted by ind13
    i haven't got a problem with thin client, but i think the main issue there gonna have is that they've chosen sun thin client.

    moving from windows fat to windows thin wouldn't be too bad
    but there looking at moving to sun(linux) thin,

    with the amount of software that has been purchased over the past few years (thank you e-learning credits) half of which hardly ever gets used, its a case of trying to get all these bits of software working on it.
    That's what you have Tarantella for ... my last place had a *very* nice offer from Sun and a partner to move to a Cisco network infrstructure and upgrade the existing Sun servers (File, web, email, filtering) and push out thin clients to replace aging (as in 5-8 years old) Macs (LC, LCIII and 5200s).

    The Trustees didn't go for it in the end ... even though Sun were taking a loss on it all ... The kit is good, and the test stuff we had we kept as the partner company was bought out ... and this was missed off the assets. IIRC it ended up in Egglescliffe :-)

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    IIRC it ended up in Egglescliffe -)
    Heh, my Sun Rays ended up in Egglescliffe too...

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    I would be interested in their prices too, I would like to know if they are lower than mine as I don't get a (maybe) county-wide discount?

    My latests machines in are:

    3.4ghz amd
    1gb ram
    80gb HD (only cause 40 is more..lol)
    gigabyte lan
    5500 nvidia gfx
    the usual - case, mouse keyboard, motherboard etc
    17" tft

    For: £260 (without windoze as we put Linux on them)


    Jo

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Are those self-build Jo? It's a very good price ...

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Yeah they are, well urmm... student built they arn't just there for exams...hehe :P

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Tsk tsk, even cheap labour too!

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Too right, they have built about 200 for the school now and only had one broken cpu, which a few pins pushed back in place and it worked fine!

    Though looking at your tech room, it look a little cleaner than mine, especially after they have been building in there, no matter how many times I say put the rubbish in the empty computer boxes...

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Though looking at your tech room, it look a little cleaner than mine, especially after they have been building in there
    Wow you must have some messy kids, those pics were taken during the Great 2006 Clear Out () so a bit all over the place

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Depends if I have cleaned up, I will take some pics tomorrow, as I was on a course today well urmmmm at 12.35 that means yesterday! (damn gotta get up at 6) so my student techies will of made a big mess, so I will do a before and after for you!


    lol, actually my students moan that my office is 'too' tidy, they say they want it more 'it crowd' ...mess makes my skin crawl.....


    anyway...back to the subject :P

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    Re: BSF Machine Specs

    Now It Crowd office I like, it has a certain "atmosphere"

    Yes, we digress...

    BSF? Ah yes, expensive machines

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