Innovations 2019

Edtech insights for senior leadership There is no shortage of innovation in education technology. But, with ever-shrinking budgets, the challenge for schools is simply to provide a robust IT platform that pupils and staff can rely on, at the best possible value. Any additional funds need to be invested strategically to bring the biggest gains. The innovation that will, therefore, … Read More

Prevention is better than cure: 24/7 Live Monitoring

Waiting for problems to arise and things to go wrong isn’t ‘managing’ your IT; it decreases efficiency and increases stress on teaching staff. Our Managed Services support package includes 24/7 remote monitoring that spots small issues before they become big problems. Here’s how it works: • Reduce costs • Increase system reliability • Unlimited expertise • Peace of mind

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