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    computers to IT staff ratio

    Hi,

    There was a document on the becta site about the Ratio of technicial staff to computers. I think it was about 1 staff member to 150 computers.

    If anyone knows where it is let me know.

    Thanks

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    Hi,


    I've attached the pdf i got off their website a couple of years back.
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    Just seen the date at the bottom. 2005!! wow time flies.

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    @FN-GM:

    Its not how many staff you have it's their computer literacy you need to benchmark.
    From that you can then define how many IT staff you will need to augment the system.

    Say your benchmark for your staff was from low to medium literacy then you would have to support them more so for every 50 computers within the school you would need 1 IT staff member.

    If on the other hand your staff were in the benchmark of medium to high level then the computer to technician ratio would change to 1 tech per 100 computers through out the school.

    Simples................ftheeeee!!

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    You can have 3 awesome IT Techs and a degraded network, you just can't fix everything at once...

    The value is just abritrarily chosen, I can't see that any hard statistics based on the average technicians skillset or average computer network spec! Does it account for speciality software, other OS's than the assumed norm... etc

    A lot of poop.

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    ^ Yep, and what about budget? Im more than capible of running 350 PCs on my own, did it for a few years, but now everything is on its asse as we have no money to replace the 8year+ old kit.

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    300 computers and 11 Servers, with myself (Network Manager) and 1 technician supporting them here.

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    Yes, I totally neglected budget...

    We have 2 technicians (very, very, very capable techs) and myself, we support around 680 machines in total inc Servers & Macs. We have a pretty much upgraded all areas for computers/laptops - our life is relatively easy but very busy because of the volume of issues that get raised... give it 5 years we're going to be up the paddle if degradation is bad and we have no budget to upgrade (based on the old hardware we ripped out for degradation & financial situation and cutbacks).

    I neglected to mention expectations of ICT support, we do not solely fix computers, setup rooms & keep the network running... we have other jobs that fall under our area
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    We have 2000+ computers with myself (Network Engineer) and 1.5 techs. We also do phones, clocks,bells,security cameras, and projectors in every classroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckuntz01 View Post
    We have 2000+ computers with myself (Network Engineer) and 1.5 techs. We also do phones, clocks,bells,security cameras, and projectors in every classroom.
    Is that just one site or do you cover more than one school?

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    That is district wide which is 12 schools and 2 admin buildings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckuntz01 View Post
    We have 2000+ computers with myself (Network Engineer) and 1.5 techs. We also do phones, clocks,bells,security cameras, and projectors in every classroom.
    Do you sleep or have any personal time? How many hours per week do you work? What is quality or ability level of your users?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mo1215 View Post
    Do you sleep or have any personal time? How many hours per week do you work? What is quality or ability level of your users?
    I have since moved on. The district that I used to work for was consolidated with the ISD in the county. I now work for them, and we have a larger but still kinda small team. Over the county we now have 8000 workstations, various phone systems, and other devices, different networks and different services. There is a total of 6 techs, 2 engineers, and 4 data people that take care of this giant. And yes I do actually have personal time and get sleep every night My typical work week during non rush time is 40-45 hours as I refuse to live at work. At the previous job I worked about the same and things ran pretty good for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckuntz01 View Post
    I have since moved on. The district that I used to work for was consolidated with the ISD in the county. I now work for them, and we have a larger but still kinda small team. Over the county we now have 8000 workstations, various phone systems, and other devices, different networks and different services. There is a total of 6 techs, 2 engineers, and 4 data people that take care of this giant. And yes I do actually have personal time and get sleep every night My typical work week during non rush time is 40-45 hours as I refuse to live at work. At the previous job I worked about the same and things ran pretty good for the most part.
    Does your team don't get involved with the day to day stuff like changing toners, unjamming printers etc, teachers forgetting to switch stuff on etc?

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