Effective, secure IT solutions for the Education Sector.

The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the most disruptive events that the education sector has faced. Institutions have had to continue education while keeping students and staff safe at home.

At CSI, we recognise the challenges of creating an approach to learning that combines remote access with traditional in-classroom teaching in an everchanging environment.

Taking advantage of new technologies – from cloud to AI – can support customised programs, increase capabilities for research and optimise the cost of delivery while improving student experiences.

What’s Holding You Back? 

Over the last few years, IT issues and a struggle to innovate have held back educational institutions from modernising to keep up with the pace of today’s learning cultures.

With more than 35 years, CSI has been offering more than simple IT support and troubleshooting. We help universities, colleges and school settings grow and expand through IT.

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Challenge #1

Is Digital Safety on Your Agenda?

There are concerns about the privacy and security implications that come with adopting technology and leaders know that even the best technology can cause problems through poor implementation. Educational institutions must develop policies for data management that comply with the Data Protection Act, GDPR and other regulatory guidelines. The Department of Education’s Data Protection Tookit for Schools is a good example of a process to tackle the challenge.

Cyber security is consistently a top priority in almost every survey of IT decision makers and the increase in online interaction imposed by the Covid pandemic compounds the risk. We know that maintaining cyber defences isn’t simple easy, but it’s critical that IT teams regularly assess threats to the business and keep up to date with advances in technology – cyber criminals do! Vulnerabilities can range from old unsupported hardware, unpatched operating platforms and a lack of security awareness among staff and students alike.

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Challenge #2

Do You Need Support with Outdated IT Infrastructure?

Ageing platforms can cause poor performance and a lack of flexibility that hinders the adoption of learning new models. Out of support systems may still work, but along with frustration for users there is an increased risk of failure or cyber breach when patches are no longer available. System crashes and downtime can be directly linked to decreased productivity and lost opportunities for learning. Access to new technology is no longer dependent on the Capex budget with public cloud services available on a pay-per-use model.

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Challenge #3 

Hybrid Multi-Cloud – Risk or Reward?

In line with the Government Cloud policy, the Department of Education’s “Realising the Potential of Technology in Education” strategy recommends that all education providers actively consider and evaluate the benefits of moving to a cloud-based approach for their IT systems. In the case where a system is better suited to a private platform, a hybrid approach will allow educational institutions to select the right tools for specific jobs. With robust migration plans being critical to managing complexity, cost, regulatory compliance and risk, many organisations are turning to experienced partners to negotiate cloud journey and avoid the pitfalls that others have found to their detriment.

WHY CHOOSE CSI

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CSI’s experts have over 900 years of combined experience supporting and managing IBM Power Systems.

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of CSI employees are in client-facing roles, providing best in class customer service.

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CSI’s history of innovation has earned us credibility as a reliable, trusted partner of choice around the world.

The set up and configuration was done amazingly quickly, leaving ample time for knowledge transfer to take place.

Richard Garbutt, ICT Services Manager – Northampton College Read more