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    Google Docs Blog: A new Google Docs

    I use GoogleMail and Google Documents.

    OK. I don't collaborate with any other Google users but if I could get our school to think about it, well the things we could do! And no licence fees for Office...



    Google Blog link: Official Google Docs Blog: A new Google Docs

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    At the moment, the one thing my teachers and pupils can still use a computer for if the network/internet fails is document processing.

    That the minus

    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    At the moment, the one thing my teachers and pupils can still use a computer for if the network/internet fails is document processing.

    That the minus

    regards

    Simon
    How often do you get such outages?

    How long does it take you, generally, to recover?

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    Well - at one school at the moment - I have 20 netbooks net connections failing practically every lesson

    I'm just pointing out that it shift more dependancy onto networks/internet working.

    And whereas I have some ability to ensure local net reliability (even when I'm failing to do so!) - I have no control over internet connection (or the internet itself of course ).

    regards

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    PS Recovery time can be half a lesson

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Well - at one school at the moment - I have 20 netbooks net connections failing practically every lesson
    Should you be looking at the reasons for the failure there?

    All I am saying is that as time goes by The Internet will become a bigger part of our lives [in many ways] Surely we should be embracing that rather than appearing to be worried about it.

    Yes there are issues. But the networks we have now have issues. I would say that there is no 'ideal' solution but looking forward collaborative working seems to be the way things are going now.

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    Should you be looking at the reasons for the failure there?
    Oh - should I? - that never occurred to me - ta.

    I'll get onto it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Should you be looking at the reasons for the failure there?

    All I am saying is that as time goes by The Internet will become a bigger part of our lives [in many ways] Surely we should be embracing that rather than appearing to be worried about it.

    Yes there are issues. But the networks we have now have issues. I would say that there is no 'ideal' solution but looking forward collaborative working seems to be the way things are going now.
    Thats only workable once you have a stable connection.

    Yes, if you're in the position where you have that then wonderful - however the last time I had an LEA make infrastructure changes we had weeks of outages and poor performance. Real performance gains only happened 8-12 months after the 'upgrades'. Even working in business now we're at the mercy of some fool at the Olympic site chomping through a fibre bundle.

    I'd hate to be the person advocating web apps only for something like that to happen. the same with all 'cloud' services.

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