Chrome will bring about the ICT revolution in schools.
May 25, 2011, 11:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Spencer)
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"School ICT write-down costs are done on a 5 year cycle, or
should be. So, given a stock initial capital valuation of
£100,000 that would represent about £20,000 per year
depreciation. Of course historically few schools budget ICT this
way and now have a shed load of near obsolete kit with running XP
with no capital to replace it but needing an army of technicians to
keep it going.
"Google may have found the solution by offering a rent deal on
their net-books. It all depends on the final monthly price offered
to education (what price a generation of Chrome lovers?) and how
long you have to pay before you get it to own it whether or not
this is going to work.
"But even so, taken in the round moving to rented netbooks
should save enough per year to rent quite a few and at the same
time free schools of the awful burden of maintaining let alone
replacing complex ICT inventories."