Time to move your school out of its ICT comfort zone? Part 2

We continue our tale where we left off in August – the Head had signed-off on the project to replace the school’s existing RM network, and installation was about to begin moving in to the summer holidays. Read part 1 of this blog post. Installation The installation process started off two weeks before the end of term. The first work … Read More

Email Encryption – are you prepared?

Managed IT services in schools are undoubtedly growing in popularity. Handing the responsibility for increasingly complex IT services to an expert provider, allowing the school to focus on education…

5 ways Managed Services can save your school money

The idea that outsourcing a service will actually save money may be counterintuitive, but much like the resulting wasted time and expensive remedial work of a botched DIY effort, it is often best value to focus on what you’re good at and bring in the experts for specialist services.

Signs your school needs an IT managed service

Managed IT services in schools are undoubtedly growing in popularity. Handing the responsibility for increasingly complex IT services to an expert provider, allowing the school to focus on education…

Time to move your school out of its ICT comfort zone?

A quote to refresh the server farm for St Paul’s School for Girls in Birmingham proved to be the spur for Network Manager, James Wilson to move out of the comfort zone provided by RM CC4 and look around to see what moving to a vanilla network would entail. Background James takes up the story: “I received a quote from … Read More

Introduction to Profiles

We have long known about issues in education where profiles are a regular headache; Microsoft primarily make networks for businesses where, the majority of the time, a user logs on to a PC at 9am, works on it and logs off at 5pm…

Penetration testing for schools

The security of your school’s IT network, systems and data is fundamental. Whether it’s confidential student data, financial information or other sensitive data, all must be protected…

A school wireless installation from start to finish

Wireless infrastructures are becoming ever more vital to schools of any size. When wireless doesn’t function as it’s supposed to it can become a major source of frustration for staff and students. As a leading provider of school wireless networks we have shared the details of a wireless installation from start to finish at one of our schools, so you … Read More