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Kamo High School Made a Quantum Leap with Compucon Technologies Print
March 2004
Kamo High School in Whangarei has for the last seven years been running its entire ICT network on Microsoft NT4 based on a Client/Server structure to provide various applications and security levels to over 1450 students, teachers, support staff and community education users. In November last year, the School made a decision to upgrade to Windows Server 2003, XP Professional and Office 2003 in order to provide better security, enhanced stability and greater performance for all applications which includes multimedia- video, audio, and image editing. At the same time, the School also decided to reduce about 10 different hardware platforms within the network to just one in the near future. Based on the TCO concept, the School included the costs for system and user support in the purchase equation! The school bought 175 Compucon Jaspers to add to the existing platform of Compucon Tualatin, Titanium, Workgroup RAID and 30 Jasper desktops towards the goal of standardisation.

During the implementation stage, the School reaped immediate Return on Investment through fast remote software imaging services to a consistent and reliable hardware platform and was able to commission the new platform within minimum resources in 2 calendar months.

Allan Halvorson of KHS commented: .Set off a class of 30 overnight and the next day the entire room has a crisp, fresh installation ready for the users. Our TCO has been significantly reduced via this exercise. Our school demands Quality, and Compucon has given us First Class products and support. We are proud of the connection with Compucon and that we have built a state of the art network infrastructure making Kamo High a Flagship ICT School.