Dimension Data are running an event here at Microsoft HQ on 3rd November, which will provide practical steps to saving money with ICT.
So the budget cuts have arrived or are heading our way (goodness knows what happens in next month's budget). There have been various doom-laden forecasts of the impact of these cuts, but although the government have cut the specific ring-fenced Ischool CT spend by 50%, colleges have always decided how much of their own budget they too will invest in ICT to support teaching and learning.
Of course, things are not good. It’s going to be tougher to justify investment in ICT – especially after so many years of plenty. And ICT leaders in colleges around the country are going to need to hone their skills to justify the investments they are bidding for.
Through technologies like virtualisation, power management, or embracing unified communications, the savings can soon mount up, and the savings are year on year, every year. It’s time to switch, stop and save. You can see more examples of saving through technology here.
Dimension Data, in partnership with Microsoft want to take you on a journey, to show you the art of the possible, and the real world savings that can be made through technology. You’ll also hear from a Leicester College on their experiences, and the savings they’ve made in costs and energy reductions.
If you’re interested in understanding how Dimension Data and Microsoft can help you, please register with Dimension Data. The event will be held on the 3rd November at Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading.
Email Dimension Data to provisionally reserve a space and find out more