This is my first post, so please excuse if I have posted this in the wrong place.
I have inherited a primary schools IT system, and we are in major need of an upgrade, our equipment is over 5 years old, and overdue an upgrade.
My issue is the cost of RM's servers and equipment. We currently have 40 RM One desktops (which I am quite impressed with) and a server running Windows Server 2003 with CC3.
I was just wondering, do the majority of schools run their own windows network, or do they use RM's CC3 or CC4.
We are also looking in to leasing as the cost of a complete upgrade is out of our financial grasp at the moment. Is this something they you have experience of.
I am just worried that if I go for a purely windows network, the support, software and ease of use that RM supply my make my job twice as hard.