Live the life of a school IT administrator for a day. If there is one thing that you are allowed to change in your life, what would that be??
Ask the IT administrators if you cannot think of anything particular. Their answers may be:
- Reduce my work load.
- Vanish all the computer systems with a magic wand.
- Stop any technological changes, so that no constant updates happen frequently.
- Get more staff for routine maintenance.
And the more desperate ones may answer:
- Shut down the computer labs. for ever !!
This is not an exaggeration of the situation. The schools’ IT administrators are going through this pain of managing the complex infrastructure every day. With each new advancement, their responsibilities increase to accommodate the new changes in technology and teach the staff how to handle these. This work, beyond a certain stage gets to a point where it is impossible to maintain the regular tasks round the clock with the present staff strength.
There is no magic wand, no role reversals in life, no running away from the responsibilities, but it is true that the IT admins in the schools do need a change.
What kind of Change??
Let us pick all the data, all the information, all the hardware, all the processing units and all the memory from every computer in the computer lab. Collect everything and dump it all in a single system. What is left?? Just one big system in the lab, which has everthing that was earlier in the various computers.
Next, hand over one simple device to each student, which acts as the connecting interface for them. This means that whenever they want to access the data in the big system, they switch on their devices. Let it be wireless. This means that they can switch on the device anywhere, and still access the data. Let each student be accessing their desired data without disturbing others’ applications or information. Let each of these stay secured from each other.
So, what is left for the IT administrators to do?? Maintain just one big system with all the information, which is amply secured.
Surprisingly, this is not a fantasy. This is a reality in the form of the change that we have been discussing about.
Who brings this change??
We, at SUNDE do. All your scattered data distributed across the multiple systems in the lab is collected and securely organized in a big computer system called server. This server has everything needed to run the computer. The simple devices with the students are the Diana Zero Clients from SUNDE. The name Zero Client implies that it is a connection interface with no processor, no hardware and no memory. The student however can switch it on and login through this device, to see what is actually present in the server for his needs. After this stage, it is like working on an individual PC. Access information, download video, install applications or do what you wish. Everything is accepted and all applications are compatible.
Is It Affordable??
Fortunately, YES. With affordability and simplicity at the heart of its manufacturing, SUNDE tops the list of Zero Client Solutions for the schools.