I have had cause recently to gain some perspective on Wellington East Girls College information systems, flows and various authentication regimes. At the heart of managing users, at least for several systems is Active Directory (AD) and of course the Google equivalent. Critical systems include KAMAR (Student Administration), Hapara and Classroom (both Classroom support systems) and at last count about 20 systems that require management and integration to some degree. The failure of some of these components impacts materially on student learning and school administration.
WEGC has over 1,200 “users” of their systems (excluding whanau), this is more than many Government agencies! As such, school ICT systems are increasing “mission critical” and will need to be resourced accordingly in the future.