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Thin Client, a solution for schools

Working as an IT Manager (or even worse, to be in charge of a computer lab) at a school is a demanding work. Each teacher has his own needs.

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Working as an IT Manager (or even worse, to be in charge of a computer lab) at a school is indeed a very demanding work.

 

As you can imagine, every teacher has his own needs and really many of them. Plus, their highly probable lack of IT knowledge is not very helpful for us,  technical assistants.

The problems that I am dealing with are more or less always the same:

 

1. Installation of multiple PC with many software (every teacher wants his or her own programmes that later are  used by students).

2. Heterogeneous and diverse PC parks (which means different installations and difficulties even for drivers and basic services).

3. Security issues (open USB ports, shared passwords).

4. High PC failure rates as apparently students don’t care too much to take a proper care of them.

So, what can we do? Is it possible to change this situation?

Dell Latitude E7270 & 3460 Mobile Thin Clients Announced | StorageReview.com – Storage Reviews

() Dell has unveiled the Latitude E7270 and Latitude 3460, two new redesigned mobile thin clients purpose-built for professionals on the go who need their intellectual property and data protected.

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The E7270 and 3460 thin clients leverage leverage Windows Embedded Standard 7 64-bit, with the option to upgrade to Windows 10 and are designed to power the most demanding use cases–from all-day computing to graphics-intensive applications. They feature Intel dual core processors with integrated graphics, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, and an extended battery life. Both thin clients provide users with a wide selection of connectivity options and ports including USB 3.0, HDMI, gigabit Ethernet, and WLAN and Bluetooth.