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Getting ready for the GDPR - Where should schools start?

As followers of our GDPR series will already be aware, compliance with GDPR is mandatory. (For an introductory overview, read our first GDPR article.) However, preparation takes time and is likely to be disruptive.

GDPR: A technical analysis for schools

Your data protection obligations as a school are about to change significantly. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – legally enforced from May 25th, 2018 – your school is liable for fines of up to 4% of global revenue (or €20m, ...

GDPR: Why Every School Must Act Now to Prepare for New Data Protection Laws

New data protection laws are soon to be introduced which will have major implications for all schools. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25th 2018 and every school will have to comply or face financial ...

Your 4 Steps to Defend Against a Cyber Attack

The recent global cyber attack affected hundreds of thousands of computers and caused widespread confusion and concern. As we reported recently, we’ve helped schools who have been hit by similar ransomware.

Attack, attack, attack! A Cyber Security Blog for Schools

Cyber security is a growing issue in schools. Not only are cases of cyber crime increasing, but the regulatory framework around data protection means that schools now need to be sure that they are tackling risks associated with cyber security.

Trends in school investment & impact

The impact of technology investment in most organisations can be measured by changes in outputs and/or revenue. But for schools, the impact of an increase in technology spending is much harder to measure. Companies can more readily justify their ...

Why schools should worry about Ransomware

One day you click on a folder and a message appears on your screen, telling you that access has been denied to your files until you pay a certain sum of money for a key to unlock them. You try another folder, but the message reappears. After several ...

Why mobile devices are crucial for school success

It is hard to envisage a future in which children do not have a device with them to support their learning.  Tablets are now a common sight in schools and with the rise of wearable technology in other aspects of life, it surely can’t be long before ...

One of these will make your IT support fail

9ine is engaged by schools for any number of reasons, but for the most part it’s because something has gone wrong. By the time we come in, there is normally a particular issue or system that has been singled out as the culprit to be tackled. This ...

How to cut down on big IT bills

School budgets are tight. Money is rightly prioritised towards staffing and the needs of teaching and learning, while more and more bursars and business managers try to extend the life of their ageing IT hardware.  On the face of it, this is a ...

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