Cloud services for schools and trusts

Cloud services for schools and trusts

What’s the first thing that springs to your mind when you hear ‘the cloud’? If it’s a big fluffy white cloud in the sky, then you’re not alone! But where clouds in the sky are made up of lots of water droplets, the digital cloud is actually a huge collection of data, storage and computing power that’s available to anyone on the internet.

The chances are you’re already using some cloud services without even realising. Think emails, instant messaging and video calls for example! And there are some big benefits to moving to a cloud based education.

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What is the cloud?

The cloud is basically like a giant library that holds systems, services and information that you can access, no matter where you are in the world! Everything is managed online (rather than locally in your school building). You can’t see or touch it, and it means you can store all your information easily without the need to have a physical space to keep it all.

Is the Cloud safe?

It sure is! At Coconnect, our cloud services for schools are resilient and secure. We have a high redundancy (so your data is backed up multiple times at our different data centres). This means if one server fails or something happens at a data centre, you won’t be impacted. Plus all your data stored in the cloud is encrypted, so it can’t fall into the wrong hands! All our systems are monitored 24/7, 365 days a year, so we’re on the constant lookout for any digital threats or problems that might impact you. Plus, our cloud services for schools meet the DfE requirements!

What are the benefits of cloud services?

It’s economical. It’s efficient. And it’s effective! First of all, it can reduce your costs. There’s no storage, running and maintenance costs for hardware and infrastructure (we handle all this for you!). Plus you don’t need to pay for things you don’t need (such as licenses).

Secondly, it’s efficient (and flexible!). Save teachers’ time by accessing services from wherever you are, on any device. You don’t need to be tied to the classroom either – why not take a tablet outside and give a practical lesson outdoors? Your staff can easily share school resources (such as lesson content and plans) too.

Finally, it’s effective. There’s less risk of files and data being lost, and it can reduce the workload of your tech teams.

Get your head in the cloud!

You’re thinking of moving to the cloud? Yay! But is your current school internet connection able to handle it? Most schools and trusts will need a full fibre connection (psst, we can help you with this!).

We can get you full fibre ready with our superfast broadband. But school broadband isn’t just what we do! We also provide a range of school cloud services to really ramp up your school’s connectivity. Mix and match what you choose to build a plan that’s totally tailored to your school or trust! Choose from:

  • School Web filtering
  • Proactive safeguarding and monitoring
  • Anti-virus
  • Digital VoIP phone systems for schools
  • Remote network and device management
  • Office 365 backups

So what are you waiting for? Go sky high with school broadband from Coconnect! Get in touch with us if you’d like to see how we can get your school or trust connected to the cloud, of if you’d like more info.

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