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Linux in the school office

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A big MIS-take… MIS stands for Management Information System. A MIS is at the heart of every school office nowadays. In the UK the leading MIS is from Capita-SIMS.net and it has a huge market share. In fact for many it is the de-facto school MIS.

Capita-SIMS.net is, as you would expect from its name, a Microsoft-orientated product. In fact it will only run on MIcrosoft servers and Capita only supply Windows client software moreover their API's are closely guarded (for security purposes you understand) and notoriously hard to prise from their grip.

A school MIS has long been the holy grail for open sourcerers looking to do complete migrations of schools to Free, Open Source software. 'SchoolTools' looked for a while to be a contender but gained little traction here and in any case was very American High School in its focus.

We had all but given up on the FOSS MIS in UK schools and had resigned ourselves to virtualising an MS server instance on what otherwise would have been a pure Linux server stack just to run SIMS.

However, it seems to me now to be a MIS-take!




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