+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, DATASPIRE SOLUTIONS LTD in Technical; Has anyone heard of or used this company DATASPIRE SOLUTIONS LTD.? The IT boss(the head) has some info regarding the ...
  1. #1
    MrPstv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    265
    Thank Post
    32
    Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
    Rep Power
    16

    DATASPIRE SOLUTIONS LTD

    Has anyone heard of or used this company DATASPIRE SOLUTIONS LTD.?

    The IT boss(the head) has some info regarding the install of thin clients. I was just wondering is it worth the money? as we are just a Primary school of 700 pupils .not clued up on this subject. will applications like knowledge box run? audio streaming? help!

  2. #2
    browolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Mars
    Posts
    1,524
    Thank Post
    106
    Thanked 88 Times in 74 Posts
    Blog Entries
    46
    Rep Power
    40
    we've just had a trial put in, guy came and configured a server to our network and created a bespoke winxp install and a ghost image of a old machine of ours that runs as a thin client. took 3 days. In terms of the software and server and that side, they seem extremely clued up on their own systems and windows servers/networks in general. It seems to be quite a bespoke solution. they use citrix with appsense and some software they made themselves on the old machines.

  3. #3
    linescanner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    East Anglia
    Posts
    297
    Thank Post
    51
    Thanked 71 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    28
    We do a load of Thin Client work in schools, we have avoided Primaries as we feel that the nature of the computing done is not what Thin Clients do best.

    I would be cautious about deploying them unless you are happy that the application stack you have will run well.

    Most of the issues are around the multimedia intensive apps used in primaries.

    The other one to look at is the infrastructure required to run server-centric computing. Most primaries are not geared up for this.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Surburbia
    Posts
    2,178
    Thank Post
    74
    Thanked 307 Times in 243 Posts
    Rep Power
    115
    The above is good advice - I've seen the unhappy consequences of thin client in a few Primaries and will second all of it.

  5. #5

    GrumbleDook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Gosport, Hampshire
    Posts
    9,921
    Thank Post
    1,332
    Thanked 1,773 Times in 1,100 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    593
    To be honest, in Northants if you want Windows / Sun based solutions then Cutter are the bunch to speak with and for Citrix you have DataSpire or Capita .ICT.

    Remember that if you are a primary using RM CC3 and associated software then you would have to find suitable replacements.

    So ... sitting on the fence really!

  6. #6
    MrPstv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    265
    Thank Post
    32
    Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    "I would be cautious about deploying them unless you are happy that the application stack you have will run well".
    Basically we are just looking towards the future and the obvious money saving in the long term,sales guy came in 2 weeks ago gave us a ball park figure of which i nearly fell off my chair!! gave us the low down on how it works ,30 clients per server, 1 hybrid per class, ict suite all hybrids. is it worth it? that is the question? So have you any personal experience of primary schools? if so it would be good to know more.Have you got an alternative?

  7. #7

    SpuffMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,224
    Thank Post
    54
    Thanked 276 Times in 184 Posts
    Rep Power
    133
    We use Dataspire here (Northampton) and are happy with them. We're secondary though - so not sure how applicable it would be to primary.

    You're welcome to come and have a look if you fancy an outing.

  8. Thanks to SpuffMonkey from:

    MrPstv (24th October 2008)

  9. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lowestoft
    Posts
    1
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    We're a special school and currently have their trial/proof of concept installed and we're really pleased with it... our only issues are with County and Reverse Proxies and SSL Certificates... meaning we can't yet test the remote web-access desktop.

    Really pleased over all so far!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. IC Solutions Group Ltd.
    By localzuk in forum Recommended Suppliers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26th August 2008, 03:31 PM
  2. Primary ICT Solutions
    By FN-GM in forum Educational IT Jobs
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 7th October 2007, 09:15 PM
  3. CD Server Solutions
    By NetworkGeezer in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 13th March 2006, 08:06 PM
  4. acs office solutions
    By russdev in forum Recommended Suppliers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 6th February 2006, 12:57 PM
  5. AntiSpam solutions
    By RobC in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 20th December 2005, 10:39 PM

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
  •