Cloud

Our expert team are widely versed in both Microsoft and Google Education Cloud platforms and can support your move to the cloud whilst adhering to your eSafety and GDPR policy. 

Why move your systems and services to the cloud:

  • has the potential to make services more useful and engaging
  • can break down barriers you encounter with older systems, such as remote access
  • can lead to a cost saving
  • can be more secure
 
Some of your community will already be experiencing the benefits of having made the move to the cloud including parents, pupils and staff. They will now expect this kind of service in all aspects of their lives.
 
You may already be using some cloud-based services, such as:
  • communication tools - including email, instant messaging, video conferencing and telephony
  • new versions of core office applications - including online collaborative versions of word processor, presentation and spreadsheet software
  • specialist applications - including HR and finance systems, management information systems (MIS) and curriculum software and content
  • back office systems - including document storage, backup, content, filtering and user and device management
  • online servers - for example, full versions of school servers hosted online and managed over the internet
 
Some schools may have everything in the cloud with a server free solution. For others, a ‘hybrid’ approach will be suitable, with a mix of cloud and locally hosted systems or services.
Moving to the cloud can be gradual and specific to your school’s or trust’s requirements.
 

Benefits for schools:

Economy – saving money
  • Reduce licence costs – leading technology providers offer free-to-use cloud services, including communication tools and core office applications
  • Using cloud only devices – cost effective and reliable devices, designed to link directly to cloud applications
  • saving money on the energy to run on-site servers
 
Efficiency – saving teachers’ time
  • Give staff the flexibility to access services from wherever they are, using the devices that are most convenient to them
  • Support collaboration by helping staff to easily share and co-author documents, files, lesson content and plans.
  • Make it easier for teachers and pupils to research, analyse and use new curriculum resources

Office 365

Office 365 works like you: everywhere. Familiar applications and always-accessible files update in real time to make building your curriculum seamless and easy on Windows, Android, or iOS devices.
 
Bring conversations, content, and apps together all from a single Office 365 Education experience. Collaborate in real time without boundaries, and without worrying about lost formatting.
 
Create classes and groups for Teams, Intune for Education, and more for free with School Data Sync. The ultimate digital notebook, OneNote helps you organize class materials and easily collaborate with students and colleagues.
 

Google for Education

Technology is transforming what’s possible in schools – enabling innovative solutions to learning’s biggest barriers. With Google’s suite of devices, apps and resources, you can easily bring the power of technology to your classroom.
 
Perfect for sharable class sets or 1-to-1 programmes, Chromebooks are versatile devices with dynamic content and G Suite built in. They’re easy to use and simple to manage.
 
70 million educators and students use G Suite for Education: a suite of free, secure productivity tools. Popular tools such as Gmail and Google Docs enable easy classroom collaboration. 
 
Think of Google Classroom as your command centre. Create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback – all in one place. It's instant. It's paperless.
What we can offer:


Office 365 Tenancy Configuration and Management Service

  • We can help create and get your Office 365 tenancy up and running, we can help by configuring with some basic settings and then work with you to build your platform e.g. configuring licences and applications.

Office 365 Mail Migration

  • We can migrate your mailboxes from your current platform (exchange or G Suite) to Office 365

Office 365 Security

  • MFA, encryption, advanced threat protection

Google for Education Implementation and Management Service

  • We will work with you and your vision to develop and maintain your Google platform fitting within your timescales and plan – whether it is one step at a time or full cloud implementation
  • Once implemented we can maintain your user accounts, apply security policies, along with administration support to ensure your Google for Education experience is smooth

Google for Education Mail Migration

  • We can migrate your mailboxes from your current platform (exchange, Office 365 or G Suite) to Google for Education

Cloud Managed Chromebooks 

  • We can create security policies for your Chromebooks tailored to your needs, whilst also deploying applications and managing users