We will be holding our annual Further Education Briefing on Friday 3rd December 2010 at the Microsoft Campus, in Reading. With the current squeeze on education budgets looking likely to last, there is a clear focus on the ways that the IT systems within Further Education can be used to reduce the cost of delivery for a college.
And the pressure isn't just on budgets, it's also on your time. So we have ensured that the agenda for this year’s FE briefing covers a wider range of topics and focuses specifically on practical advice that you can use to reduce costs both within your IT budget, and beyond. We have a wider range of invited speakers, so that in addition to Microsoft speakers, you will also hear from other colleges and Microsoft partners to address the topics of cost saving, both within the IT budget, and also ways that IT can reduce college running costs.
As well as getting the latest news on Microsoft’s strategy, there will be the opportunity to how other colleges are responding the economic pressures that all colleges are feeling.
Amanda Bicknell, the Further Education Business Manager, will lead the day, introducing experts from Microsoft, and our partners, and bringing case studies from our customers.
This event will be most useful to those involved in managing IT budgets within the Further Education sector, whether that is at a strategic planning level, or managing the provision of IT services to staff, students and the wider learning community.
The event starts at 9:30, and will finish at 3pm
Moodle & Live@edu integration Tim Bush, ULCC
The Microsoft IT Academy Greg Pearson, Microsoft
The Hybrid Organisation Ray Fleming, Microsoft
Cost saving with server virtualisation Adrian Ansell, Dimension Data
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