They're both pretty decent suites
Except for Sharepoint. I mean, why would you do that to people?
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To be fair that's not far from the truth.
Hardware wise they are a foxconn reseller.
Sofware wise they've put a nice skin on UNIX.
No disrespect meant. Dell and HP do a similar thing on the hardware side. Microsoft has stolen (or bought) shamelessly from others on the software side.
As a former school it tech, I don't think the 'giving an iPad /chrome book to every student' is that common. Because of the expense, and the fact that young people are careless (break shit) and that parents of poorer kids can be tempted to sell them just for the cash.
Bigger risk is if it breaks a teacher's commonly used website resources. Teachers are not always the most technology savvy. And most schools don't have a technical person on site, especially primaries. So if a website stops working for a teacher, and they can't work out the way around, it can leave teachers and pupils in a poorer position.
I know it's sarcasm, but that's why most countries have mixed economies.
Eg Business run most of the time, but the government steps in for things that are necessary, but not necessarily commercially viable. (E.G road/power infrastructure (not mentioning the NHS, coz I don't want to start an argument)).
"Without infrastructure competition, the existing provider has poor incentives to build new fibre networks, as this undermines its existing copper based services."
Except that there is competition. Virgin Media, Hyperoptic and some others that I may be unaware of have built (or inherited) their own infrastructure. Issue is that It only makes sense for them to build out in densely populated areas. Can't make enough ROI for more sparsely populated areas.
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