I may have mentioned once or twice that I am working on the yearbook for our school. It is my responsibility to do all the computer work. I am the only one (besides the teacher that cannot work on it due to a contract dispute) that knows how to work the program.
Right now I need some help. The deadline is rapidly approaching and I still have a ton of tweaky things that need to be done. I would love to "train" someone on this program but.... You cannot work on it at the school. Their computers are so slow. Half of the time I wonder why they have a computer system at all.
They have an IT guy that gets paid a fortune to keep their out-of-date system up and running. When I say a fortune, I mean a fortune. How much does he make, he makes so much that he hired his son to "help" him for the same ridiculous pay. He makes more than the highest paid teacher. He just drives around the city fixing problems at the different schools. Our city has about 25 different schools.
I would think the school could greatly benefit from Network Monitoring by Uplogix.com. Uplogix manufactures remote management solutions for companies with multiple physical locations. I would assume that 25 different buildings would qualify. If the school system would purchase this application they would get rid of one of their IT guys, and decrease the pay of the other. This program allows network administrators to monitor connectivity, fix problems, automate maintenance tasks, and log changes for the entire network from one location. He would no longer spend half of his day driving from location to location.
Sounds like it would definitely pay for itself over a period of only a few years.