Guest post by European Electronique, one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners
Bett 2013 will start an exciting new year for both European Electronique and our customers with the launch of a new range of innovative products and services. Building on last year’s mobility and client to cloud theme this year will see the official launch of ‘freedom’ the definitive cloud service for education. Making the most of readily available services from the world’s leading technology company Microsoft and combining this with market leading cloud applications and an approach to integration that maximises the use of the web and Windows 8 whilst minimising cost, and providing ultimate flexibility, ‘freedom’ will meet the exacting demands of schools, academies, free schools, UTC’s and even colleges of Further Education.
Now that most educators have embraced a strategy that integrates a range of cloud based services the discussion has moved to ‘how’ from ‘when’. To help in the next stage of this journey and to help bridge some of the complex issues that need to be addressed we are delighted to be running a series of customer led workshops, including; Steve Bolingbrook MD Kunskapsskolan ~ the critical importance of ICT in the Swedish model; James Penny ICT Director Harris Federation ~ Steps to building your own cloud service; Sarah Gore Chair West London Free School ~ The ICT decision is critical to sustainability. Guest speakers from Microsoft will also be presenting on the latest developments including Office 365, Azure and Windows 8 explaining how when combined they deliver a compelling new ways of learning and teaching.
Maximising the impact of your ICT investment will also be a major focus and the show will also see the launch of the EE educator programme. Experts will be on hand and able to advise on a wide range of topics from integrating Windows 8, Windows RT and other devices into the curriculum through to the practicalities of running student purchase schemes to the introduction in game based learning into the classroom. To give practical help in these areas we will be running a series of lunch time workshops on BYOD schemes, wireless networking and hands on sessions.
The stand will also showcase the latest innovations in wireless, storage and device technologies from the world’s leading manufacturers.