Creating a case for Windows 7 and Office 2010
I am going to soon be presenting to the schools senior team on a Windows 7 and Office 2010 rollout.
I have a number of reasons why we are in a position to be ready for Windows 7 and Office 2010 which are 1) Our Back office servers are more or less Windows 7 ready 2) we pay for an annual schools agreement which already licenses us to use Windows 7 and office 3) 95% of our machines meet or exceed the specification for Windows 7 & office 4) As a school we want to be more stringent with the use of USB sticks and have an encruption policy for confidential data to be secure and Windows 7 will enable us to do this and manage it appropriatly with Bit Locker.
Whilst I am confident we will get the go ahead what would seal it would be if I somehow I can show that the use of 7 and office will enable us to meet the framework for Ofsted in a far better way than we do currently. Having looked at the framework it seems Ofsted don't have too much to say on IT in general but more how the school utilise ICT for teaching learning. I may be wrong though and thought it would be worth asking here if there are any good whitepapers to support my case.
I know Becta have a lot on good use of ICT but with there position now I am not sure if it would be worth me quoting them in my presentation.