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    Whats your policies on other department machines?

    Really quick question,

    What are your policies on other departments machines? By that i mean does your IT budget have to replace the other departments machines.

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    Re: Whats your policies on other department machines?

    Nope.

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    Re: Whats your policies on other department machines?

    We get a hardware replacement budget each year from our LEA, sadly I don't have the final say in what it's spent on and it's increasingly used to buy IWBs instead of replacing aging client PCs, some of which are still running Windows 95.

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    Re: Whats your policies on other department machines?

    As from next year we'll be charging departments for the work done - much like central IT support services do for university faculties. Not entirely sure how it's going to work here, probably we'll bill them for replacement/repair.

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    Re: Whats your policies on other department machines?

    Win 95? Ouch...

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    Re: Whats your policies on other department machines?

    Our IT budget is just used to spend on books, projectors and ink.
    We have a 3 year plan and providing the computers to be replaced are on the plan then the money is found from the head / technology college. This includes other department PC's

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    Re: Whats your policies on other department machines?

    I buy/repair/replace for the whole school, although if work/parts are required because of vandalism then that gets billed to the departments.

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    Re: Whats your policies on other department machines?

    Everything ICT related for hardware and software comes through us. Connectivity, eLCs, staff laptops, projectors, USB keys ...

    Occassionally a department will get something themselves, but then when they ask us for something that they didn't stick on their budget bid they get told to go away as they have already wasted £x by not coming through us.

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    Re: Whats your policies on other department machines?

    Our budget covers everything across the school for all departments.
    I'm trying to establish a policy that all IT/AV purchases come through us, even if the department wants to pay.
    We too are going to start charging departments for damage and vandalism.

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    Re: Whats your policies on other department machines?

    woah, looks like we are the only school then which our IT budget is spent soley on IT department stuff and that other departments have to buy their own stuff but have to consult us if they are to buy anything.

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    Re: Whats your policies on other department machines?

    There are 3 budgets for ICT at our school

    Development + Sustainability - maintains a minimum level of IT equipment and some new developments e.g additional projectors, plus software licencing (VLE, MS schools agreement)

    ICT Supplies - Toners / Inks (purchased centrally then billed out to each department based on usage)

    ICT - The ICT departments budget for teaching resources.

    Any new software (other than elcs) or IT equipment is then purchased buy the individual departments. e.g. voting systems, logging software, etc.

    I manage the first 2 the head of ICT manages the 3rd.

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    Re: Whats your policies on other department machines?

    Many budgets in my department dependent on what it is etc

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    Re: Whats your policies on other department machines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmad
    We get a hardware replacement budget each year from our LEA, sadly I don't have the final say in what it's spent on and it's increasingly used to buy IWBs instead of replacing aging client PCs, some of which are still running Windows 95.
    8O THeres only 2 teachers in our school who use the IWB! Complete waste of space and money imho. I bet your jobs a task with 95!

    Maybe you could explain to them that you would be able to do you job far quicker/better and this would result in you being able to develope ICT rather than just fighting a losing battle.

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