Failing to plan is planning to fail

Sorry about that, but it’s still a great phrase. I was amazed to hear yesterday from a UK further education college that they had equipped that place with class sets of iPads only to find that the institution’s bandwidth could not support the load and makes the devices all but unusable. This is rank incompetence on the part of the IT strategy staff in the institution but also on the part of Apple who should have conducted a proper audit of the institutions infrastructure and advised before dumping units. When will people begin to realise that ‘buying iPads for everybody’ is not ‘making your insitution digital’. In most cases, unless internal staff are particularly skilled, an outside consultancy is needed audit and advise institutions as to how to ge the best bang for their buck when implementing technology.

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