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Browse the latest Primary Technology news and industry insights to discover how to use technology to benefit your organisation.

Is your school cyber secure for the DfE’s Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA)?

30 January 2023

An alternative to commercial insurance with tailored cover for schools and academy trusts that includes employers’ liability, professional indemnity, business interruption and cyber cover. read more

Our previous blog post was written by artificial intelligence

27 January 2023

We asked the AI a question, specifically “What are the benefits of using outsourced IT services?” and the response, generated by the AI system was used as the content of our blog post.  read more

Benefits of using outsourced IT services

23 January 2023

Outsourcing IT services provides a number of key benefits including cost savings, access to expertise, flexibility, improved security, increased efficiency and scalability. read more

Microsoft Cloud local currency price changes due in April 2023

12 January 2023

Microsoft have released further details of planned pricing changes that will be rolled out globally on 1st April 2023. read more

Microsoft rebrands Office

12 December 2022

It’s been a good run - over 30 years! That’s how long the Microsoft Office brand has been used, but this is (mostly) due to come to an end as Microsoft announces its intentions to rebrand Office products under the Microsoft 365 brand name. read more

5 ways your organisation could get hacked

23 November 2022

Hackers are constantly evolving their methods to gain access to systems and finding new bugs in software and cloud services that can be exploited. This post will look at five common areas that can cause data breaches and cyber security incidents. read more

Cyber security standards for schools and colleges

21 October 2022

Cyber security is related to protecting against theft, damage, unauthorised access and data loss. Implementing the DfE’s standards helps to protect against threats and allows schools to be prepared should a cyber security incident occur.  read more

Wireless network standards for schools and colleges

20 October 2022

Wireless networks allow all wireless devices to access the network resources and the internet. It is recommended that any external devices are connected to a guest wireless and given restricted network access for increased security.  read more

Network cabling standards for schools and colleges

19 October 2022

Network cabling is the backbone of your network, connecting the infrastructure and devices together. This includes connections from the internet, between data cabinets, switches and hard-wired devices. read more

Network switch standards for schools and colleges

18 October 2022

The DfE make a number of recommendations relating to the technical capabilities of your network infrastructure, covering performance, management, security and resilience. read more

Broadband internet standards for schools and colleges

17 October 2022

The internet connection in schools and colleges is vital to enable all departments to function. The DfE make a number of recommendations relating to the capacity and speed of your internet connection. read more

Are you meeting the DfE’s technology standards?

14 October 2022

The documents provide guidance that will move schools and colleges towards enterprise-level IT systems, recommending investment in technology that provide long-term improvements and new learning opportunities for students. read more

Connect the Classroom in Bradford 

7 October 2022

All schools in Bradford should be in the next wave of the Connect the Classroom programme and we expect each school to be contacted by the DfE before March 2023. read more

Connect the Classroom programme – wave 5 and wave 6 

4 October 2022

Schools in the next waves of the connect the classroom programme are expected to be contacted by the DfE in the coming months. read more

Funding from the DfE’s Connect the Classroom programme

3 October 2022

Connect the Classroom provides selected schools with a grant to upgrade their wireless networks and infrastructure. read more

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