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Quick questions to test your disaster recovery planning!

Quick questions to test your disaster recovery planning!

It’s top of your list of nightmares: the IT fails and you lose all of your files, contacts and data. All student work is gone, nobody can log in to a computer, communication breaks down and the school grinds to a halt.  Through the panic, you ...
Talk to a real person AT BETT 2017.

Talk to a real person AT BETT 2017.

Schools are bigger than they look. Anybody who teaches or works at a school knows that it is a community, representing and working alongside a wide range of other groups and individuals located outside its four walls. Being at the heart of this ...
Lighten your load with office 365

Lighten your load with office 365

Think of how you work with your school computer(s) and ask yourself the following questions: Does it seem like there is more than one system that does the same thing at your school? Are you teaching lessons with PowerPoints from years ago, stored in ...
EFA Financial Handbook 2016

EFA Financial Handbook 2016

The EFA Financial Handbook has been updated and it’s a thrilling read! There are some interesting changes that MATs and Academies need to address. The foci of the changes are predominantly around risk management, audit and compliance. Specifically, ...
Delivering effective IT improvement at THE Haberdashers' Aske’s Federation

Delivering effective IT improvement at THE Haberdashers' Aske’s Federation

The Haberdashers' Aske's Federation has a vision for all students and staff to have access to IT and to the support and training to enable them to use IT to improve learning outcomes. To achieve this vision it was necessary to investigate the ...
Proving The Benefits Of O365

Proving The Benefits Of O365

All schools use a range of software for teaching and learning, as well as for their administrative and support operations. In most cases, these applications are stored and made available using a mixture of CD-ROM, USB, computer imaging, VLE hosting ...
In House IT Teams vs Managed Services - Is the Grass always Greener?

In House IT Teams vs Managed Services - Is the Grass always Greener?

Here at 9ine we have been speaking with ex-BSF schools who are champing at the bit to get to the end of their IT Managed Service contracts so they can leave what they often see as a “one size fits all”, rigid service, in order to start afresh with ...
Rapid Classroom Impact - Measurable strategy for improvement

Rapid Classroom Impact - Measurable strategy for improvement

You may have read some recent blogs about 9ine's Digital Learning Programme (DLP). The DLP enables school leaders to improve areas of weakness using appropriate technology and resources. The methodology we have developed provides weekly measurable ...
Moving the school to Office 365 - 7 things that could catch you unaware

Moving the school to Office 365 - 7 things that could catch you unaware

For any school looking to migrate to the cloud, planning is essential. Unfortunately, moving to the cloud can open a maelstrom of broken links and incompatibilities across a wide array of school services. Some of which you can prepare for and others ...
Using Technology to Improve Boys' Progress

Using Technology to Improve Boys' Progress

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