SIMs Discover and MIS Cloud questions
Hi everyone, I'm not techi at all so please be gentle with me.
I have to assess how we can improve our MIS. We currently use SIMs but I find the reporting rigid and am looking at SIMs Discover. Is there an extra cost to school for Discover and if so, do you have an idea what it might be.
Also, I think I'm grasping the concept of 'cloud' and would be grateful of your guidance as to whether I am on the right track.
To my knowledge our computers are linked to a server within school via the LAN. Staff have remote access to the server via the internet using remote access software. The schools server is backed-up centrally by the local authority and they maintain the schools server and any software we have on it. If we were to look at changing our MIS to a Cloud system, we would no longer require LAN or the schools server, as the data would be stored on a web-based platform serviced by SIMs or RM Integris or Progresso.
Is this correct or am I completely off track?
I have to report to Governors and I really don't feel like I know enough about the technical side of it. So your response in simple terms that I can understand is vital.
Thank you so much.