Category: Education IT

Ramblings of an IT Guy in Education

Google Offices – Totally awesome, but not for schools

In January the CCGS ICT Department was fortunate enough to be able to spend the day together at Google. We all travelled down to Google’s Sydney office and checked out how the Googlers work. It was totally awesome! And of course, I needed the mandatory photo in front of the Google Logo! Their office is amazing, the best…
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February 7, 2019 0

Microsoft Surface Laptop

Surrounded by metal the device has a rich MacBook feel to it, even the centre placement of a shiny mirror logo makes it look like a MacBook. Opening it up the felt like base around the keyboard tells me this is not just a normal MacBook Clone. The screen is beautiful, a large 3:2 aspect…
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September 28, 2018 0

40HD Independent wireless streams in one building… a world first?

I remember when I graduated from my high school in 2003 I thought it was pretty cutting edge that each of their computer rooms had a projector. Jump forward another year I was a young IT Trainee in my first school, it was an independent Catholic school. They had 6 projectors and not just in…
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September 6, 2018 0

UBNT Infrastructure Part 2 – Testing wireless broadcasting and load balancing based on bandwidth

From part 1 I had narrowed it down to the vendors that I had chosen would be quoting on my upcoming wired and wireless infrastructure replacement. HP Aruba Cisco Cisco Meraki Aerohive Ubiquiti


April 29, 2018 0

Monitoring… eduitguy stack

From my early posts about my monitoring, several people came to me asking for more information about my monitoring solution, or stack. To answer that I should let you know how I got to use that solution. It is one thing to rattle off your current stack of software, I would rather show you how…
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April 28, 2018 3

My belief with Education and Technology

I have been working in education for the last 15 years. And one thing I have found throughout all of the schools I work on that their seems to be a drive to have amazing technology systems. Yet sometimes this comes at a huge cost… and I would rather that money is left in the…
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April 21, 2018 1