To date, Maverick Solutions has advocated that most of its clients continue using Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, despite the release of later versions of both client and server operating systems. However, in the coming year or two, we need to begin to reconsider this position. The biggest reason we have recommended the continued [...]
A lot goes on during the summer to prepare for the first day of school; to help ensure that important issues aren’t overlooked, here’s a checklist of items to complete for the start of each new year.
Lots of companies employ some sort of Internet firewall, but schools have a unique obligation to provide more extensive Internet content filtering on their student-use workstations. Content filtering can be applied in a variety of methodologies, and most content filtering technologies use a combination of multiple methodologies. Content filtering may be used to block access to pornography, games, shopping, advertising, email/chat, or file transfers, or to Websites that provide information about hatred/intolerance, weapons, drugs, gambling, etc.
Would you like your school to be on the cutting edge of technology, inexpensively? After lackluster public opinion of Windows Vista, Microsoft went back to the drawing board and expedited development of their next operating system, Windows 7. It has not yet been released to the general public, but I’ve seen a demonstration of it. [...]