IMHO, SIMS is not so much a bad system, FMS is horribly useful, and we totally
rely on it.
I just wish they didnt tie themslevels down to Microsoft Products. "superSTAR"
(as claimed below) is Microsoft .NET, FMS is some wierd SQL implementation,
Most of our SIMS is wierd old DBASE files, and frankly its an utter mess.
Yes, I'd like to see Capita driven to allow other programs to patch on to its
databasing, etc. I'd also like to see Capita Compitable Alternatives.
"It's a school, how many blank cheques today?"
===== Original Message From Alan Harris
Heres the crunch - SIMS have 90-95% of market share and will only
support Microsoft and are dictating software policy to schools. Sounds
like an antitrust case to me - how about we petition / complain to our
MP's and request that the OFT look into a possible abuse of 'power' here?
I'm up for a fight if anyone want's to join me......
BTW: Secure IE? don't make me laugh - IE's secure layer is vulerable to
'man in the middle' attacks - it's been in most computer newspapers etc.
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