OK I can see the (repeated) pain school-side, but how hard is that supplier-side then? How much does it actually cost them and why?Quote:
making it harder and more expensive for suppliers.
I'm nothing like an expert on what's required, but quickly glancing at the 2011 guidance the changes just don't look that big. If you wanted to pay me ooh.. £50K a year to do nothing but worry about those for any given product, update some specialist census reporting/validation code, fret about "nice" deployment mechanisms of these updates and so on... I reckon I might be able to spend six months a year sunning myself on a beach. Now amortise that cost across the customers and recall how much you already pay for maintenance.
But again I'm not an expert, so perhaps someone more enlightened can credibly explain why this is naive?