Going Green

This academic year I am going to start only producing letters and newsletters online at the schools website. Paper copies only available on request (each instance). This should cut My costs down considerably. In the last 7 months letters/newsletters home...

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Waterfall in the server room

At about 14:40 today I could hear water, within moments released it wasn’t raining and turned to the air conditioner. Water pouring out! Flick the isolator Grab a tub Grab paper towels Well I suppose you’ve got to have some...

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Back to Work

After having pretty much of the August holiday off, it’s back to work Monday. Although still technically part of My school holiday most of the staff will be in for final preparations before two Staff Development Days (Tuesday and Wednesday),...

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SwitchVox Initial Pricing

Posts in this seriesDigium™ Switchvox – Telappliant Ltd.Digium Switchvox 310 Appliance, UKIP Phones | Phone Systems Powered by Asterisk | DigiumSwitchvox 310 | Unified Communications System | DigiumSwitchvox 360 | IP PBX | DigiumSwitchvox User & Reference Manuals – Phone...

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Digium

With the recent coming to light that CISCO is making their range of UC systems End Of Life (EOL), I’ve been discussing possible alternatives with a MISCO. I’ve spent the last day researching Digium’s SwitchVox, although slightly more expensive, it...

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Cookie compliant once more

Added cookie-notice (again). I had the cookie message in place before, but with peeks, pokes and tweaks, things went missing, so with my new blog site and My school site, it’s all above board again. In order for this site...

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CISCO UC Project hits a stumbling block

Posts in this seriesTelephone EnquiriesEnd-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Unified Communications 560 for Small Business (UC560)  [Cisco Configuration Assistant (CCA)] – Cisco SystemsCISCO UC Project hits a stumbling blockCisco UCWith news that was distributed to the public on...

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Blog re-homed

Today I decided to re-home my blogs; this time they are all under one roof, but still remain separate. My different blogs will become available from my “About me” home page, and here are a few: Blogs: IT Blog for...

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Small Spaces

Whilst the contractors were in, I’d thought I’d take a look upstairs; OMG, where did all this come from! I think something will need to be done about this, some tidying up and grouping me thinks. Hits: 12...

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Air Conditioning

Today My School Business Manager is having Air-Conditioning installed into her office to hopefully resolve the issue of excessive working temperatures (a problem common to offices within offices). Everything was going to plan until some misjudged drilling came through the...

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Quiet Summer

This year it looks like I’m having a break; although there are many projects still in the pipeline, this August will not see any new features or services implemented I.T. wise. If all goes well, September will see some movement...

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Behaviour Manager (TEW Software Solutions LTD)

As part of My Child Safeguarding process, I have enlisted the help of Tim Windsor who specialises in software for pupil behaviour and Safeguarding. In September I should hopefully be in a position to test the software in a live environment, and if...

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Cisco UC

Posts in this seriesTelephone EnquiriesEnd-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Unified Communications 560 for Small Business (UC560)  [Cisco Configuration Assistant (CCA)] – Cisco SystemsCISCO UC Project hits a stumbling blockCisco UCYesterday was an interesting day; had the meeting I’d...

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NComputing

Looking again at some L, N and M  modules. Attempted this a few years back, but it looks like they’ve resolved the network video streaming issues. This would dramatically reduce My desktop base costs. Hits: 52...

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Solar Array

Checking out roof warranties for a proposed solar array. Interesting stuff a foot. Hits: 14...

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Skype all round

Posts in this seriesProcurement of HD WebcamsSkype all roundDrop everything and read!Today I launched My teaching staff into Skype for their classrooms. Once the basics were covered they were let loose to play and call each other. Quite a lot...

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Guest Wifi

During the afternoon of Friday just passed, I am now testing a guest WI-FI profile on My infrastructure. A couple of staff members have had their phones and iPads linked to said profile, so I’ll monitor and go from there....

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A late night/early morning restore

After an evening out, on my return I found that My new website was throwing up an interesting error that wouldn’t go away – even after a restart. So decided to restore the site from backup, and hay presto, all...

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