Alan Richards<br />SharePoint MVP<br />Cost Cutting Using IT<br />
About Me<br />Information Systems Manager @ West Hatch High School<br />Worked in education for over 17 years<br />Led tea...
Topics<br />Virtualisation<br />Power Management<br />Paperless School<br />VDI<br />
Virtualisation<br />Full Microsoft Hyper-V virtualisation<br />You already paid for it<br />Simple to manage<br />Licensin...
Virtualisation<br />Electricity<br />24 physical servers to 9 physical servers<br />Cooling<br />Less servers to cool has ...
Power Management<br />3rd Party Software<br />PC Power Down<br />Schedule windows for shut down & start up<br />Setup indi...
Paperless School<br />1.5 million sheets of paper a year<br />Printing costs for letters, reports<br />Postage costs for l...
Paperless School<br />Academic Review Day<br />Drop down day for students<br />All students, along with parents, attend in...
Paperless School<br />Create lists on our SharePoint farm<br />Office InfoPath 2010 to create the form<br />SharePoint Des...
Paperless School<br />Academic Review Day<br />First form to be converted, September 2010<br />Absence Requests<br />Full ...
VDI<br />Virtual Desktop Infrastructure<br />Thin client computing<br />Windows 7 desktops<br />Pooled or personal<br />2 ...
Contact<br />E-Mail<br />arichards@edutechnow.com<br />Twitter<br />@arichards_Saruk<br />Blog<br />www.edutechnow.com<br />
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Cost Cutting Using IT - Bletchley Park

  1. 1. Alan Richards<br />SharePoint MVP<br />Cost Cutting Using IT<br />
  2. 2. About Me<br />Information Systems Manager @ West Hatch High School<br />Worked in education for over 17 years<br />Led teams in the early adoption of Microsoft systems<br /> Regular presenter at events<br />SharePoint MVP<br />
  3. 3. Topics<br />Virtualisation<br />Power Management<br />Paperless School<br />VDI<br />
  4. 4. Virtualisation<br />Full Microsoft Hyper-V virtualisation<br />You already paid for it<br />Simple to manage<br />Licensing<br />Standard – 1 free licence<br />Enterprise – 4 free licences<br />Datacentre – Unlimited licences<br />2 x Quad Core CPU<br />72Gb Ram<br />300Gb Mirrored Drives<br />10 NIC’s<br />12TB Storage - iSCSI<br />
  5. 5. Virtualisation<br />Electricity<br />24 physical servers to 9 physical servers<br />Cooling<br />Less servers to cool has cut down on our need to increase our cooling facilities<br />Maintenance<br />Less physical servers to maintain<br />Virtually no downtime<br />Responsive<br />Easily install new server<br />Easily increase resources available to a server<br />£12,000<br />
  6. 6. Power Management<br />3rd Party Software<br />PC Power Down<br />Schedule windows for shut down & start up<br />Setup individual windows for regular or one-off settings<br />£14,000<br />
  7. 7. Paperless School<br />1.5 million sheets of paper a year<br />Printing costs for letters, reports<br />Postage costs for letters, reports<br />Admin time<br />Increase availability of data<br />Data analysis<br />Easier than paper<br />Export to Excel<br />
  8. 8. Paperless School<br />Academic Review Day<br />Drop down day for students<br />All students, along with parents, attend interview with teacher<br />Fill in an online form<br />Form is emailed to student and parent<br />Data is all saved to SharePoint 2010<br />
  9. 9. Paperless School<br />Create lists on our SharePoint farm<br />Office InfoPath 2010 to create the form<br />SharePoint Designer 2010 to create the workflows<br />
  10. 10. Paperless School<br />Academic Review Day<br />First form to be converted, September 2010<br />Absence Requests<br />Full custom approval process<br />All stored on SharePoint<br />Staff can view their requests<br />VET (Visit, Events, Trip)<br />Full custom approval process<br />All stored on SharePoint<br />Staff can view their requests<br />Homework<br />All set online<br />Student and parent can see homework set through SharePoint<br />HOD’s, SLT, Learning Managers get custom views to monitor<br />
  11. 11. VDI<br />Virtual Desktop Infrastructure<br />Thin client computing<br />Windows 7 desktops<br />Pooled or personal<br />2 x Windows 2008 R2 servers<br />VDI RDP redirection<br />VDI Virtual host<br />Storage<br />NAS, SAN or local<br />Depends on implementation<br />Thin Clients<br />Wyse C10LE<br />VDI Gateway<br />Remote access to desktops from Internet<br />
  12. 12. Contact<br />E-Mail<br />arichards@edutechnow.com<br />Twitter<br />@arichards_Saruk<br />Blog<br />www.edutechnow.com<br />

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