MIS Systems Thread, SIMS Crashes PC's in Technical; We've had some problems with SIMS memory usage going skyward in the last few days, but we're taking part in ...
22nd February 2008, 05:13 PM #16
We've had some problems with SIMS memory usage going skyward in the last few days, but we're taking part in a trial/beta and it's that module which is the culprit in this case.
22nd February 2008, 06:22 PM #17
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I think a browser based system MIS would compliment windows based solutions.
Originally Posted by Tiger
I personally prefer using the SIMS.net client for a variety different reasons and I am sure that some staff will agree. Indeed there is the SIMS.net learning gateway webparts if you wish to go down the browser based route. All I am saying is that SIMS.net has got *alot* better over the last few years in a software industry which is constanly evolving and trying to keep up with changing user requirements which we all know is so difficult = that it is why so many software projects fail!
Last edited by kiran; 22nd February 2008 at 06:25 PM.
22nd February 2008, 09:29 PM #18
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As much as I complain about sims .net at the moment it is still probably the best option on the market, Capita just need a kick up the a@s# every now and then.
22nd February 2008, 10:51 PM #19
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change to all-browser MIS.
You misundersood the point. This is not about Capita vs XYZ company.
Dean: "As much as I complain about sims .net at the moment it is still probably the best option on the market, Capita just need a kick up the a@s# every now and then."
This is all about "All-browser zero client" vs "Thick WINDOWS Client" argument.
To put it another way it is Microsoft vs GOOGLE argument - and do I need to tell you who is worried!!!
Hence as I stated:
The time has come to change to all-browser MIS.
In the US every major MIS software is all-browser based and it has been so since early 2000s!
In the UK as a matter of fact it was Capita who left the vast majority of the schools behind the times with 'DOS database engine(Clipper)' for five years and now lets hope that schools will not be kept behind with WINDOWS rather moving forward with BROWSER for the next five years!!!
Unless the schools get wiser and demand so - they will not get any better offering!
In fact in Scotland LAs are already demanding "all browser" MIS for their schools.
Last edited by Tiger; 22nd February 2008 at 10:52 PM.
23rd February 2008, 07:29 AM #20
Strange that Apple have not gone for a browser approach with iTunes. Could it be that browsers are a tool to be used in the right circumstances rather than "more advanced"? I've tried Google WP/Spreadsheet and would not use on a regular basis but I was impressed that it managed so well in a browser.
I often ask people that are experiencing difficulties with SIMS to drop me an email, a few do and we will help sort out the issue.
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25th February 2008, 11:16 AM #21
25th February 2008, 02:16 PM #22
We know that Phil, the comment was a build on what a few people had said, which was that search functions just not that good.
Originally Posted by PhilNeal
Indexing seems random, search terms are far from fully covered, and tagging (if there is any) is woefully inadequate.
25th February 2008, 09:49 PM #23
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It is offical from horse's mouth
iTunes is a consumer application, each user making a personal choice on the burden of installing and/or updating the application. This bears no comparision to overheads inflicted onto schools Network Managers to cope with over 100 workstation installation for 'thick client application' every month/update. In the US with free market, all leading software providers have moved to all-browser MIS.
PhilNeal: "Strange that Apple have not gone for a browser approach with iTunes. Could it be that browsers are a tool to be used in the right circumstances rather than "more advanced"? I've tried Google WP/Spreadsheet and would not use on a regular basis but I was impressed that it managed so well in a browser."
But in the UK - it is now offical from horses mouth - UK schools will be condemned to another time warp for the next 5-10 years with SIMS outdated 'thick client' technology/era.
Unless schools network managers wake up and look out and demand for alternatives - all browser MIS which will have 'zero client' installation overheads.
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