WA Govt can’t fund school IT upgrades


blog In news from The Department of Disturbing Facts, iTNews revealed late last week that Western Australia’s Department of Education has run out of money halfway through the deployment of new fundamental IT infrastructure to the state’s schools. The publication reports (we recommend you click here for the full article):

To date, [WA Education deputy director-general John Leaf] said, 394 schools have received the upgrade, and another 60 should be reached before the end of the year – leaving more than half of all schools in limbo, and using a ten year-old IT suite that cannot enable key capabilities like remote IT support.

Oops … remote IT support seems like a fundamental kind of thing which shouldn’t be too hard to implement in 2014. Right? Right?