Our ICT will help you to introduce a transparent education focused cloud strategy that’s designed to meet your digital learning and departmental requirements.
When applied correctly, cloud services can become essential to your schools everyday digital learning activities.
An ever-increasing number of education-specific applications and software solutions are available in the cloud. The solutions improve collaboration and communication between teachers and students which extends teaching and learning beyond the classroom.
How Our ICT Can Help.
From initial assessment to design and delivery, our professional ICT Consultants support your school at every stage of the migration process.
Following ISO 9001 and ISO27001 best practice framework, we can work closely with your internal ICT provision by offering professional impartial advice. Or, we can take a hands-on approach when providing a fully managed cloud adoption service.
Cloud Services For Schools.
Online Applications and Productivity Suites.
Including Office 365, Google Apps for Education and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Including a comprehensive range of learning application titles for primary and secondary education, delivered directly from the cloud.
Remote Data Backup.
Including fully managed secure data backup solutions, with up to 1TB of remote data storage available per school.
Remote Network Monitoring.
Specialised remote monitoring services that allow us to monitor the critical elements of your school’s ICT network infrastructure.
Website Hosting Services.
Website hosting from our UK-based military grade data centre. 99.9% service uptime guaranteed.
Consolidates your local ICT server infrastructure to the cloud.
Consolidates your email to the cloud through Office 365 (Exchange) Google Apps (Gmail) or a dedicated Hosted Exchange solution.
Replaces your local Windows desktop with a cloud based desktop solution that can be securely accessed from your web browser. Desktop virtualisation takes teaching, learning and admin beyond the boundaries of the school building.
Why Are Schools Embracing The Cloud?
1. Cloud-services are cost effective.
Significant savings are achieved by consolidating various elements of your schools ICT infrastructure to the cloud. Energy costs are greatly reduced. Hardware costs and ongoing support costs are also mitigated.
2. Cloud services are eco-friendly.
Schools can significantly reduce their carbon footprint by consolidating their internal server infrastructure to the cloud.
3. Cloud services are secure.
Cloud services remove the need for localised storage, reducing the risk of data loss and data leakage. In addition, your ICT staff will be liberated from the responsibility of ongoing local security patching.
4. An always-updated licencing model.
Applications will be automatically updated to the latest software version from the cloud. With an ‘always-updated’ licencing model, ongoing software licencing upgrade costs are replaced with a cost-effective subscription-based model.
5. High service availability.
Most cloud-based services offer a 99.9% service uptime guarantee.
6. Access to free Microsoft and Google productivity suites.
Qualifying schools are entitled to Microsoft Office 365 for Education and Google Apps for Education productivity suites free of charge.
7. Cloud services are flexible and fully scalable.
Learning can easily be extended beyond the classroom thanks to the nature of the clouds anytime anywhere web-based access model. Cloud services can be accessed from a comprehensive range of hardware devices, including desktop PCs, Macs, tablet devices and thin clients.
8. Protect student and staff data.
A comprehensive range of cloud-based data backup solutions are available to schools, in addition to data backup options that are available when using online application and productivity suites.