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Upgrading your business to Windows 10 – what you need to know

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It should (hopefully) come as no surprise now that support for Windows 7 ends 14th January 2020. Windows 7 certainly was and still is a very popular version of Windows, both for businesses and home users alike. As of March this year, Windows 7 still had a market share of 38.41% – admittedly sitting behind Windows 10 at 40%. Undoubtedly, many have been so happy with the product they have seen no reason to upgrade – but with the clock ticking down to desupport, this presents a very compelling reason to upgrade, which we’ll go into shortly.

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4 essential tools for remote workers

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It’s been predicted that by 2020, as much as 50% of the UK workforce will be working remotely. Outside of boosting employee health and wellbeing, and helping the environment by cutting down on commuting, there are also real potential benefits to your business. Research by CanadaLife found that remote workers rated their productivity 7.7 out of 10, compared to office-based workers with an average of 6.5 out of 10. So in 2019, as a growing business, it’s vital that you consider remote working as part of your strategy. How are you going to enable and empower remote workers? Read More

4 reasons a technology strategy is important for your business

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It would be incredibly ill-advised to do anything in business which isn’t backed by a wider strategy. Especially as you’re growing, every decision you make could mean accelerating your growth or setting you back. Your core business strategy is obviously the most important document at the heart of this – but as you grow you will need to bring in strategy in more specific areas to make sure everything is aligned.  Read More

How investing in technology helps your business grow

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Growing businesses need to invest in the right places to continue, or  accelerate their growth. “You’ve got to spend money to make money” is the old adage, but an improvement on that might be to add the word “smartly”. Identifying the areas which will do the most to stimulate and encourage growth, and assigning ample budget to improving or developing them is a key step on the ladder towards being a successful, established business. Read More

Parental Involvement 1:1 Programme

How to increase parental involvement in your 1:1 programme

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You can select the right partner, choose the best devices, and meticulously plan the roll-out of your 1:1 device programme, but if you don’t get parents engaged and involved, you’ve no real hope of it being a success.

A 1:1 parental contribution programme is driven by just that – and without parental contributions, pupils won’t get access to the technology they need to engage with your teaching and learning strategy. That’s why it’s vital to consider how you’re going to inform and engage parents about 1:1, and weave it into the fabric of your programme.

Here are 5 tips for increasing parental involvement in your 1:1 programme.

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The benefits of leasing technology in education

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For a school looking to bring in new technology, an upfront investment obviously isn’t always possible. We’re motivated in what we do to help schools and educational institutions move teaching and learning forward using technology in alternative ways that involve as little risk and hassle as possible for them. There are number of options for doing this, and which is right for you will depend on your institution, your financial position and other factors. Read More

3 common objections to 1:1 device programmes and how to overcome them

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Many of our customers are incredibly lucky to have the support system and strategy in place to get everyone behind a 1:1 device programme and seamlessly transition from project plan to roll-out. Occasionally though, there will be a specific driver of the 1:1 agenda who can come up against some opposition internally from people who have a limited understanding of how the programmes work and can deliver value to the school or trust. Read More