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  • Blog Post: Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 10 – Save Students Money

    Part ten of the series of Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips for schools , based on my BETT 2010 presentation. Good news, my counting was hopeless, and my Top 10 tips actually contains 14 Top ICT Money Saving Tips. So there’s more to come after this one So far I’ve talked about saving your school budget directly...
  • Blog Post: Lowest cost for Office 2007 - Home Use Programme for schools

    If you’re working for a school that has a Microsoft School Agreement , then read on… If you run the IT in your school, then you’ve got a chance to make your colleagues happy If you’re working elsewhere in the school, then there’s a chance to save some money As part of our Software Assurance...
  • Blog Post: Visual Software: SIF ‘Special Offer’ Initiative

    (I go away for a day or two, and Mark jumps in and helpfully adds to the blog. But Mark, gave you a US telephone number to call on this. I know we’re in the world of Skype and virtual telephony, but schools have traditionally been nervous about dialling an 0870 number – let alone a US one! And so, with...
  • Blog Post: Saving your students’ money

    After a few weeks of non-blogging, caused by a combination of travelling and lots of internal meetings, it’s nice to be back and write for you again. I’ve got a big backlog of interesting things to tell you about, so hopefully we’ll be able to catch up again! I read some research recently that said that...
  • Blog Post: Do you know what software you're using?

    Why on earth I'm writing this on Monday morning, I have absolutely no idea. It's bad enough that it's Monday morning. But writing about licensing? Am I mad? (Well maybe - watch the comments flow from my colleagues!) The reason to write about this now, at the beginning of term, is that it's the...
  • Blog Post: Ergo's BETT Competitions

    One of our education partners, Ergo, have just told me about the competition they are going to run at the BETT Show in January. If you visit their stand (B100) in the main hall, you can enter their prize draw to win either a fully implemented secondary school VLE based on the Microsoft Learning Gateway...
  • Blog Post: Software for school pupils - at education prices

    Students don't have much money. Christmas is coming - along with a new PC. What do they do about software? Well, it has always been possible for pupils to buy Microsoft software at educational prices (ie cheaper than they can buy it from normal retailers and online stores), but I have to admit that it...
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