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    Re: Ratio of techs to equipment

    We've around 300 machines and theres 3 of us.

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    Re: Ratio of techs to equipment

    1500 kids
    100 teachers
    60 support staff
    620 desktops
    150 staff laptops (network point at front of every classroom)
    50 IWB
    14 servers
    All the rest of the daily shi*e thrown at us
    VLE
    Website

    ME and 2 techs (one of whom is useless)


    No sign of anyone else staring, and what do BECTA quote? 1 per 200 clients or something?

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    Re: Ratio of techs to equipment

    We have...
    *160 students
    *24 staff
    *1 windows server (about to add another linux server)
    *45 desktops
    *1 laptop
    *1 IT Manager (myself)
    *1 Facilities Manager (my supervisor, who does a little computer work when he has time)

    We are also responsible for the copy machine, laminator, tvs, cd players, sound systems, theater lighting system, website, keycard system, intrusion and fire alarm system (only basic maintenance, like cleaning and testing, luckily), the phone system, and CCTV.

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    Re: Ratio of techs to equipment

    we have
    240 students
    17 staff
    1 windows server
    45 desktops
    10 laptops
    also responsible for projectors and other equipment.

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    Re: Ratio of techs to equipment

    For what it's worth...

    It depends on the school, the equipment in use, the level of training and processes in place and budgets.

    I know of one school where they have 350 Desktops, 175 laptops and 14 servers with all the interactive whiteboards etc and just 2 techies.

    They also support their primaries.

    BUT the techies are happy with the workload because

    1) it is a relatively small campus - therefore easy to get to places
    2) The techies are well trained and have spare kit to 'play with' rather than the live network
    3) Teaching staff have a good level of technical ability through a comprehensive CPD programme
    4) The equipment is well specified and backed up with on-site warranties

    I know another school with 700 machines and 6 techies who are run ragged - not because the training is not there, but because the kit is dieing and the teaching staff have not the same technical understanding.

    I guess what I am trying to say here is that each case is different and it is very difficult to generalise

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    281 computers total.
    4 servers.

    Just me.

    Hopefully this year that'll increase to:
    300 computers
    9 servers.

    Still just me.





    wheres the becta thing that states the techy to computer ratio, for future reference? .
    Thanks. .
    Last edited by boomam; 4th February 2008 at 03:34 PM.

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    This thread is really interesting...
    we are about 350 machines (PC/MAC) including laptops,
    14 servers,
    AV kit in every room(which we install),
    mobile AV kit
    IWB's (we install),
    100ish phones inc VOIP, VM and AA,
    5 signage screens,
    LAN/WLAN sitewide which we install,
    website,
    VLE,
    staff training and all the other usual stuff plus a lot of staff that need lots of help!

    1 NM, 1 me and 1 part time techie
    Last edited by dirtydog; 19th March 2009 at 10:12 AM.

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    Ratio of Equipment to Techs

    I know this thread has been running for some while but....

    1200 Students 100+ staff
    Around 500 PCs and Laptops
    50 IWBs and Projectors
    50 Printers
    Drama Unit lights and sound
    Hall Lights, Sound and Projector/Screen
    Music Studio
    10 Servers, Exchange e-mail, Firewall
    Anything AV
    SIMS + SLG
    + whatever else they can think of.

    We also support the Primary School,
    700 Students, 40+ Staff
    100 PCs + Staff Laptops
    3 Servers
    15 Printers

    3 in the team.

    Hope this helps

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    Only just saw this thread. This is how things are with me:

    Workstations and laptops: 220 (with another fifty arriving before september)
    IWB + Projector: 8
    Projectors: 10
    Printers: 40

    And it's just me. It's a good thing that I'm so laid back, or I'd be off on stress, I'm sure.

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    Up to the point when we had about 300 machines (the first 7 years), there was just me. Then we got another tech with responsibility for the admin network. A year later another tech for looking after laptops. A couple of years later another tech for doing the basic stuff and a "guru" / manager.

    So there were 5 of us, looking after:
    500 PCs
    100 staff laptops
    100 student laptops
    70 interactive whiteboards
    30 printers
    10 servers
    100 staff
    1300 students
    2 sites
    wireless over both sites (two different types)
    setups for assemblies and events
    a training room with video cameras and mics.

    Then the "guru" / manager left and didn't get replaced (the admin tech was given more money to become the manager). Now the admin tech's leaving and it doesn't look like they'll replace him. So we'll be down to 3 staff with the same amount of kit / people to look after.

    The job descriptions are so vague that they'll probably try to get us to do the admin tech's job as well as our own - not that there are enough hours in the day to do that. I've seen two guys with less experience and less technical ability take the manager's role, so it's probably time to go for it myself!
    Last edited by Mulvaney; 7th May 2010 at 01:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    1 NM and 1 Tech + 1 apprentise with 300ish machines, plus drama lights, any audio equipment etc basically anything that plugs into an elecy socket
    Is this an apprentice via an offical scheme? I am looking to take on an apprentice.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomam View Post
    281 computers total.
    4 servers.

    Just me.

    Hopefully this year that'll increase to:
    300 computers
    9 servers.

    Still just me.





    wheres the becta thing that states the techy to computer ratio, for future reference? .
    Thanks. .
    Just me here :-)

    1400+ Machines
    400+ Laptops
    10 Servers
    Lots of coffee

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    About 300 machines (including staff laptops etc). About 6 physical servers, but with 6 VM's on one of them (for email, Moodle, SIMS for parents etc etc). Around 40 whiteboards and projectors, and then anything else with a plug on.

    There's the ICT Developments Manager who doesn't really get her hands dirty and focuses on SIMS.net and paperwork etc. Then there's me who will do toners/mice to writing bespoke software etc, and we have another tech who is half time at primaries.

    So all in all there's 1.5 of us.

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    1400 users (about 100 at feeder primaries who use our VLE)
    250 desktop computers
    100 laptops
    60 interactive whiteboards
    50 printers
    10 servers

    + 200 Thin clients and 13 servers for that system which we may have to contact the suppliers about if it is outside of our area of expertise.

    1 NM & 1 Tech

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    Primary
    ~4-500 students
    2/3 servers (one decommed awaiting rebuilding and finding a new life/role)
    90 total workstations+laptops
    20 Printers
    3 photocopiers
    22 IWB + Projectors

    Just little old me Should be getting a bunch of new netbooks in the near future, but no idea on how many or when due to budget stuff.

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