Domains slowly becoming a thing of the past?
With my recent post about BYOD and the way tablets and cloud are muscling in, are domains as we know them becoming a thing of the past ?
Didn't really occur to me until the ICT Head said, "why do we need domain joined pc's in the classroom?" And it occurred to me that perhaps they really don't.
The MIS is in the cloud, the VLE is in the cloud we're starting to move to google apps for education so file storage is taken care of there too.
I can think of a few pitfalls, e.g. software distribution, group policy and AV but I really don't think that local domain logons are needed for the classroom at all.
Could just have a pc that boots straight onto the desktop, log into the MIS, save files to google drive etc.
Domain will still be needed for a few pc's - Admin, support staff, ICT Suites and maybe staffroom etc. but I could just put all classroom pcs on the same VLAN as the BYOD and school bought shiny gadgets - solves issues with airserver (will save buying ATVs) and other similar software.