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    A Meeting

    We are currently arranging a meeting with RM that we will invite small group of members to which we can discuss how people view RM and BSF and to get some dialogue between people.

    Yes it will be open to pro and anti rm members and anything in between.

    We are currently looking at how many members we can invite and if we get peoples travel expenses paid.

    Is this something people would be interested in.

    Russ

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    Re: A Meeting

    Definately

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    Re: A Meeting

    I'm possibly up for it, we are an RM school here.

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    Re: A Meeting

    You don't have to an RM school as want to look at peoples views of company and BSF.

    Russell

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    Re: A Meeting

    Yes

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    Re: A Meeting

    It may help if there are some members who used to be RM schools who have moved away so that they can openly talk about the benefits of being independant whilst RM schools can do there bit.

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    Re: A Meeting

    yes

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    Re: A Meeting

    I would be interested, but depends on the distance, for a person that doesn't drive in kent, it may be a little bit costly.

    I would personally like to see what RM are offering as i work on a vanilla network here.

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    Re: A Meeting

    Isn't this like going to the enemy and telling them what faults they have thus making them stronger ?

    What I would like..... is to have each County/ Borough have an ICT Education Guru (or a few) to look after and advise the Network Managers of the Schools and to develop a strong but Independant IT Network Structure..

    So each School will have its IT manager Controlling the Technicians.. but have discussions with the Gurus on Education IT Developments and Best Practice

    RM or any Managed Service Providor doesn't fit into this picture...

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    Re: A Meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit
    What I would like..... is to have each County/ Borough have an ICT Education Guru (or a few) to look after and advise the Network Managers of the Schools and to develop a strong but Independant IT Network Structure..

    So each School will have its IT manager Controlling the Technicians.. but have discussions with the Gurus on Education IT Developments and Best Practice

    RM or any Managed Service Providor doesn't fit into this picture...
    Well said that man

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    Re: A Meeting

    @Grommit
    The problem with this strategy is that nothing is enforced, currently Becta advise LA's and LA's advise schools (sometimes). The problem is that if a rougue or under pressured NM is forced to bodge things then none of the standards are enforced. With BSF standards produced by Becta are enforced by contracts and if the contractor doesn't deliver eg cabling up to TIA/EIA etc standards then they get fined. I do think it can be done the way you sugest but only if it is enforced (eg by ofsted?)

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    Re: A Meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by BKGarry
    I would be interested, but depends on the distance, for a person that doesn't drive in kent, it may be a little bit costly.

    I would personally like to see what RM are offering as i work on a vanilla network here.

    Gaz
    That makes 2 of us here in kent who don't drive

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    Re: A Meeting

    Lol not NW Kent aswell lol

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    Sorry Thanet

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    Re: A Meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit
    Isn't this like going to the enemy and telling them what faults they have thus making them stronger ?


    So are you up for coming then Grommit being that you want BSF tender companies to listen to you...

    As for being too far once I have found out details and how many can get down we will go from there. As said looking to get rm to pay for travel expeneses etc so come on train from kent.

    Russell

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