The most important commodity in education ICT is not hardware, it’s not software, it’s trust. How do you know that what you’re spending you precious, limited budget on will work and you’re not getting ripped off? At a time of squeezed budgets, our experience shows that schools are facing 4 big challenges when it comes to buying technology. Overcoming those challenges is important, not only to get value for money, but to ensure that what you’re buying enhances teaching and learning, helps not hinders, and makes sure you stay on the right side of the law.
When I ask schools “what’s your 3 year IT strategy?” they can’t usually answer because 9 out of 10 schools don’t have one. Especially in times of shrinking budgets, having the right IT strategy can save you from making reactive, poor and expensive IT decisions.
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All schools are currently feeling the financial pinch; escalating restrictions on IT budgets and the the ongoing evolution of edtech mean that schools need to find ways to save money. Sadly, what we are seeing in many schools is a series of decisions that are actually leading to greater medium to longer term expenditure Here are the reasons why so many schools are now moving to the cloud.