We have considerable experience within the education sector and it’s an area that we feel we add real value to through our technical expertise and our familiarity with the specific issues that schools and colleges present.
Reasons to call us in:
1. We can troubleshoot specific issues alongside your IT department. One of our customers was struggling recently with server drop-outs that kept interrupting class teaching. We were able to suggest a solution and helped deploy it.
2. We can carry out specific projects. We were called in to extend an existing wireless network that had patchy coverage and was not reaching a new building on a school site. We quickly carried out a wireless heat mapping exercise and fitted new Access Points to ensure robust coverage was in place swiftly and efficiently.
3. We can provide outsourced IT to supplement an existing IT department. We are able to put a consultant into a school on a regular part time basis to fill in resource gaps or fulfil a necessary strategic function, and we can scale support up or down according to requirements.
4. We can design, implement and maintain an entirely new IT infrastructure for new builds, working with construction teams and sub-contractors to ensure that high quality IT lies at the heart of your new school premises.
Our on-site staff members have current CRB checks and are subject to our own vetting procedures but they can also be vetted on a per-institution basis as required.
We are experienced at supporting educational tools including:
VLE software – Moodle
Student support systems – Unit-e from Capita
Microsoft Live@EDU for cloud based storage and email for students.
Student results – ProAchieve and ProGeneral