+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
MIS Systems Thread, Local Authority Hosted SIMS in Technical; Hi I am not a technician, merely a Training & Support Officer - could someone explain to me the benefits ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    1
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Local Authority Hosted SIMS

    Hi
    I am not a technician, merely a Training & Support Officer - could someone explain to me the benefits to a LA Training and Support Tem (if any) of our ICT Service centrally hosting SIMS. Cheers

  2. #2
    superfletch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    South
    Posts
    436
    Thank Post
    146
    Thanked 77 Times in 61 Posts
    Rep Power
    31
    The main reasons to do this as an LA are to reap the advantages of the economies of scale and ensure the security of the data.

    The benefits to the LA as follows:

    Control over when and how upgrades and patches are applied,
    Ability to optimise hardware as appropriate
    Certainty over the backup arrangements,
    Possible to set up increased availability to school staff from home,
    Ability to charge extra for this service.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    100
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 34 Times in 23 Posts
    Rep Power
    21
    Hi Thomazz
    Benefits to Training and Support Teams of LA hosted SIMS are

    Non SIMS server RDP access to SIMS data for school support

    Knowledge of installed versions/patches/system status

    Training/Workshops can be conducted on live data (not advisable for many training scenarions but great for timetable workshops, etc)

    Training datasetsd can be hosted in the central environment, this allows you to train on any machine(s) that can access your centralised SIMS and potentially frees you from existing training room setups - onsite training, etc

    Restore of centrally hosted training datasets can be automated at end of courses

    Minimun spec of training machines is only restricted to your min spec for central hosted SIMS access rather than min spec for full SIMS client

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 23rd August 2010, 10:29 PM
  2. ATTN: People withs Sims Learning Gateway (hosted)
    By Sam_Brown in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23rd November 2009, 01:24 PM
  3. VLANs and local authority
    By ozydave in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13th November 2009, 11:51 AM
  4. Local Authority Specialist / ICT Consultant
    By tosca925 in forum Educational IT Jobs
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 8th May 2007, 07:35 PM
  5. Running SIMS on centrally hosted servers
    By StevenEdgar in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 2nd February 2007, 11:01 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •