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  • Blog Post: 3 core elements to a successful BYOD strategy

    With the plethora of device types now available, the power to work and study where you choose is now a reality. Want to revise in the park sipping a latte, or update a presentation on the bus, there is now an app and device perfectly suited to your needs. This trend, commonly known as the Consumerisation...
  • Blog Post: Cool new devices for schools at CES

    Originally posted on Anthony Salcito’s Education Insights Blog . I’m back in the office after a quick trip to Las Vegas for CES . I love to walk the show floor each year to see all the new gadgets, not just because it’s fun to tinker with new technology, but because I like to get a first look at the...
  • Blog Post: Choosing the Right Device for your School: Ten Considerations Schools Should Make When Purchasing New Devices

    Today there are a myriad of devices for schools that range from those that are good at doing just one thing to those that promise to do everything. It’s confusing to know which one to choose given your school’s budget, educational goals and existing technology investments. In an era when...
  • Blog Post: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) at Saltash.net

    Post written by Mark Reynolds , Schools Business Manager (South) School IT budgets are under pressure. Many schools have an ageing estate of laptops or netbooks, either allocated to individuals or in laptop trolleys. On the flip side, students and teachers now have access to better and cheaper technology...
  • Blog Post: Consumerisation of IT in Education: Security Considerations

    As part of our on-going series of posts dedicated to the consumerisation of IT in education, we now turn our attention to the security considerations that institutions need to take on board when planning their strategy. When considering security we need to think about the devices themselves, the data...
  • Blog Post: Consumerisation of IT in Education: Opportunities with Virtualisation Technologies

    Continuing with our Consumerisation of IT in Education series of posts, virtualisation technologies can also help organisations embrace CoIT. Virtualisation technologies provide us with the ability to run applications or full school desktops on a wider range of device types and operating systems. Presenting...
  • Blog Post: Consumerisation of IT in Education: Software as a Service

    One of the key enablers for Consumerisation of IT in Education (COIT) is the growing number cloud based applications and services. Much of the software available from Microsoft is now available as a cloud hosted service. A great example in Education is Live@Edu which provides free email, calendaring...
  • Blog Post: Consumerisation of IT in education: Be prepared…

    Consumerisation of IT in education hasn’t happened overnight, it has evolved over a period of time and is largely down to three things: · Choice – a greater variety of devices, form factors and operating systems · Cloud – many more services running in the cloud · Connectivity – we are connected most...
  • Blog Post: Productivity Future Vision Video

    The future of technology in education means many things to many different people. eBooks, natural user interfaces, touch screens, gaming in education and the consumerisation of IT are all themes that are voiced when the topic comes up for debate. A hot topic, for sure! Gaming in education and the consumerisation...
  • Blog Post: Embracing Consumerisation of IT in Education

    With many industry experts stating that the future of technology in education lies with the user, Consumerisation of IT (COIT) is now firmly on the radars on both suppliers, such as Microsoft, and the institutions we passionately serve. COIT is not without its challenges, though, and the definitive answer...
  • Blog Post: Consumerisation of IT in Education: Twitter Exchange

    One of the things I love the most about Twitter are the conversations that can follow on from the act of sharing content, opinions and asking questions. Twitter is totally unique, in my opinion, in its ability to connect people around the subjects they are passionate about.   A blog post that...
  • Blog Post: Consumerisation of IT in Education

    While looking through my Twitter feed this morning over a quick coffee, I came across a great Tweet from Mark Reynolds , a member of the education team here at Microsoft, with a link to an interesting video presenting some of the key drivers around the concept of the consumerisation of IT. Seemingly...
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