Had a chat with the Business manager before Easter. Hopefully they'll tell me exactly what I get at some point... possibly... maybe...
Just had a new SIMS server put in £5K. 2 x Quad Core, 8 Gb RAM. Lovely. Should keep things going a while.
Probably get about £6K to maintain servers, workstations, projectors, printers. Get a 3 year loan for 110 new laptops to replace the 4 year old ones the staff use for SIMS - about £40K. Replace about 90 workstations (£27K) and about the same number of TFTs to replace CRTs (£8K). Then there's the new Media Studies room 10 machines (£4.5K) + fibre networking and a couple of new Gb switches - and I need some fast storage for their top quality project work :D - £????.
Then there's the new Music Tech room. 3 or 4 Macs. Networking.
Then there's the moving of two computer rooms - networking, new fibre. £???K
That's not even mentioning the £5K I've got to buy some more storage space. That won't get much of a SAN unless I build my own :D.
And all for September. Bugger.