RMS for a major university

I recently won a bid to install RMS in a large State University. So I need to meet with the IT department on some issues and I have never heard so much
negativity about getting a simple two lane system setup for one small department. All kind of bs about security issues, is it PCI compliant, needing a full server in the "server farm" who is going to manage the server, this can't be done and an number of other roadblocks. My install is supposed to be for the Univ. Postal Service.
I would love to be able to give them a list of other "universities" that are using RMS in some way. Would anyone have a school name that I could add to a list? I don't need to contact any of them at this time.
Thank,
Steve Cohen
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I'm not an RMS reseller, but I used to be on the reseller side of the fence (not RMS).
I hope you get the response you want, but either way...
Try this: as far as the university IT folks are concerned, you are adding two PCs to the PO LAN - they can be authenticated just like any other PC on campus. No dedicated server is required. Static IP would be nice, but not critical. The university has no security issue with these two PCs that they don't have with every other PC on campus. The application itself should not present any security risk in and of itself.
From the IT dept's POV, this is just another application that will run on two new PCs in the post office. An application that you support - not them. No dedicated server or IT management resources are required.
Good luck, Tom
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Thanks for the great response. Your are exactly right, You have expressed it perfectly. Steve Cohen

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Steve, doesn't sound like much fun regarding the security issues. PCI compliance is referring to payment card industry security standards and are standards set by Visa and M/C. Unless the server has or is transferring CC information, is in front of their firewall or is available to the local web community then they are just being over protective. Closing off most of the ports on the router (max 11) to the server, and a few tweaks will make the server compliant.
PCI compliance goes hand in hand with eCommerce. If the server is open to the web community then I would consider PCI compliance with Hacker Safe. We offer it with our company too, http://www.kosmoscentral.com/cart/hacker-safe-pci-compliance-p99c30pg1.html
Good luck, Alex
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