Happy New Year.
I was welcomed back to school with unfortunate news - the brand new ICT Suite which had been installed in September had been stolen. So no ICT for a few weeks....
But how is this related to ICT Infrastructure - before I was saying how important it was to have a reliable system etc...
What I have discovered the hard way is security is part of this. If you have poor security then your infrastructure will be stolen. Our server was also stolen - which meant the data and work went as well - luckily we have a backup that is done on a weekly basis automatically so we can restore our work. How many schools out there have a regular back up made. If we didn't we would have lost 2/3 years of planning and resources.
My new plan for the suite is - Computers locked to desks with cables. Bars on windows - not nice looking but its a deterrent.
Finally because the sever was stolen I've decided to keep the new server in a completely different location to the suite. A sever can sit anywhere. This way the work and data is much more secure.
Hopefully some of these points might help you avoid the same mistakes I have.