Welcome to my new blog, I wasn’t really one with the blogging scene but I thought I might give it ago
I hope to give an insight into the going on’s of a Computing Student and someone that is trying to set up there own business.
Its not that I don’t like working for people but I really enjoy working for my self and being in charge of what I do. So you may ask what do I intend to do? Well the simple answer is a little… You start of small and build up Microsoft/Intel/HP/IBM didn’t become where they are overnight. It may sound optimistic that I want to take on these people and it is, I don’t but I do want to put every other educational software supplier to shame for selling shoddy school software… a popular school software is an access based database system designed for a private schools… that’s just an accident waiting to happen.
The problem with the system is, that the schools don’t know what they need or can get! Like alot of public sector there misinformed. I can give you a very real world example of this.
I am one of those students who is dyslexic (spell check!) so from the DSA (disabled students allowance) I get a free laptop as part of my degree. That’s all swell don’t me wrong but; The laptop given to me was from a company called “Micro link” (avoid by the way). The laptop invoiced to the LEA (Learning Education Authority) cost them £900+ ex Vat + 4 Year warranty at £400. So you may be thinking, that’s OK? Yes it would be OK if the laptop was worth anywhere near that. I could of picked up the same laptop for £600 retail inc Vat!
Now a little bit of maths would tell you that well they have charged nearly £500 markup not to shabby eh?
This problem doesn’t lie with the company (although they are thieving bastards and they know they can get away with it), but more the LEA, Universities, Schools, they are so misinformed that is ‘seems’ the norm and they have no desire to question that. Good for companies Bad for the tax payer and the education system!
I am set out to change that and I will if you want to support me I would greatly appreciate it. you have to let your local governors and authorities know that they need to consider do more consulting!
Anyway a shorter post next time
Something more interesting too.