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Enabling IT for Education and the Public Sector

Enabling IT for Education and the Public Sector

With over 400 clients in education, we understand your IT challenges and work with you to plan for the future and make the most of your IT budget to create innovative learning environments.

Every day IT managers in schools, colleges, universities and a myriad of public sector departments are faced with numerous challenges and pressures.

Our highly skilled IT professionals can take responsibility for the ongoing management of your IT network, or act as an extension of your school, ensuring that you can rely on us for all of your IT related projects.

SERVER VIRTUALISATION AND UPGRADES

Our virtualisation solutions installed by accredited IT professionals, provide a flexible way of running applications, whilst relieving the headache of maintaining and keeping up-to-date with continually changing IT technology.

Virtualisation reduces the amount of necessary, required hardware, enabling businesses to operate more efficiently. By simplifying computing and consolidating the necessary software and hardware, virtualisation reduces the cost of IT maintenance. Not only does it enable businesses to spend less on resources, it also provides an opportunity for energy savings, helping businesses reduce their carbon footprint.

QualitySolicitors D’Angibau had a number of servers being accessed by over 30 users spread over the practice’s two main sites. To offer its staff a flexible, secure and convenient IT environment, the partners made the decision to employ Medhurst to oversee a move away from the traditional server and PC network to a cloud based solution. As solicitors, data security and continuity of service are essential for its clients and Medhurst delivered the most cost effective solution that would provide the functionality that they needed and ideally without the capital outlay on new server hardware and software. Read more here.

HPE ARUBA NETWORK AND WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

Organisations can now access their corporate applications and data from anywhere within the organisation, helping them to improve productivity, simplify management and reduce costs with a secure and reliable network that unifies access and optimises wireless performance to handle a growing number of mobile devices.

With our range of HPE Aruba network and wireless solutions, organisations can reduce their total cost of ownership with a simpler architecture and have the backup of HP Lifetime warranty.

The HPE Software-defined Networking (SDN) provides an end-to-end solution to automate the network from data center to campus and branch. Paul Richards from HPE talks about how HPE is simplifying corporate networks at our recent seminar and you can see and hear more here.

You can also take a look at some of our recent case studies for Barnwell and Crescent & Norwood Schools and see how HPE WiFi networks, ElitePads, laptops and servers are improving the learning experience for students and staff.

CLOUD SERVICES AND REMOTE WORKING

Being able to communicate with colleagues and customers away from the office is vital to any organisation.

Our remote working solutions makes working away from the office a painless reality, helping businesses improve communications, increase productivity and reduce costs. From PCs at home, to laptops, tablets and smartphones on the move, you remain in control of where and when you want to work.

Our Dashboard cloud and remote working solution enables organisations to deliver their software applications to all staff whether on or off-site.

All you need is access to any PC, thin client or mobile device and an Internet connection, to be able to access your applications anytime, anywhere.

Read more about how QualitySolicitors D’Angibau  uses Medhurst’s cloud solutions here

HP NEW AND REFURBISHED PCS, LAPTOPS AND TABLETS

We understand that budgets are tight. So, we’ll always suggest the most cost-effective solution for your needs.

As an HP accredited partner, we are able to secure the best prices and warranties for your hardware devices and can offer organisations access to exclusive HP promotions and discounts.

You can also take a look at some of our recent case studies for Barnwell and Crescent & Norwood Schools and see how HPE Aruba WiFi network, ElitePads, laptops and servers are improving the learning experience for students and staff.

Contact us now for the latest promotion details on HP PCs, laptops and tablets.

IT SUPPORT AND HELPDESK

We offer a full range of IT support and helpdesk services, tailored to the needs of your organisation and delivered by experienced and trained IT engineers.

Our full IT support service is aimed at organisations who want to outsource the responsibility of their IT management to professional and highly trained engineers, freeing up time to focus on core business activities. We’ll act as your organisation’s IT department, managing the day-to-day running of your IT applications and services, or work in partnership with your in-house IT staff, to monitor your systems round the clock and identifying problems before they happen.

Our complementary IT support service is ideal for organisations that do not require 24/7 IT assistance but still need access to expert IT support and services on an ad-hoc or on-going basis. We’ll provide strategic guidance and support as and when you need it, working in partnership with your current in-house IT staff.

REMOTE BACKUP AND STORAGE

Our remote backup solutions provide a system that is significantly more stable than relying on internal backups. By storing information securely off-site, your organisation minimises the loss of data due to chance events and system failures and offers high levels of security for confidential company information.

We’ll ensure that your data is encrypted and backed-up regularly, providing a reliable means of protecting company information without the hassle of maintaining expensive applications.

Precision Engineering company, Atlantic Precision, asked Medhurst to upgrade its server  to deliver a new secure and responsive virtualised IT environment with both on-site and online backup of its company-wide IT functions. Read more about the installation here.

DISASTER RECOVERY

Ensuring the protection of your company data and intelligence will enable your businesses to continue working if the unexpected happens.

We’ll work with you to implement a disaster recovery plan that will minimise your business downtime and protect you from possible loss of revenue and customers, if disaster strikes.

We are ProPartners for Veeam Software, an innovative provider of solutions that deliver ‘Availability for the Modern Data Centre’. These solutions deliver high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility. See more at Veeam Software.

Microsoft school software agreements

As a Microsoft accredited education partner, we supply schools, colleges and universities with a wide range of discounted Microsoft education software licence solutions.

Our education licences are specially designed to suit the requirements of staff and students in every qualifying university, college or school in the UK. This means schools can use more of their budgets on frontline teaching rather than on software licensing.

Our trained staff will guide you through the best Microsoft Software Licensing options for your school or college, saving you time and money and helping you streamline your ICT requirements.

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365

Office 365 delivers the best value to schools, meaning that all staff and pupils can access the latest versions of familiar Office desktop applications as well as business-grade email, shared calendar, and online meetings, wherever they are, on whatever device such as PC/Mac, tablet or phone. With Sway, a new Office 365 app, teachers can create interactive web-based lessons, assignments, project recaps, newsletters, and more—right from a phone, tablet, or browser.

Talk to us about the best Office 365 subscription for your school.

Partners and Accreditations

What our Clients Say

School IT budgets are coming under more pressure so we have to look at doing things differently and more efficiently. Having a solid core allows me to look at thin clients or offloading onsite storage to the cloud. Thanks to HPE Networking, because our connections and data throughput is so good we can seriously consider this for the first time.- Ajay Patel, Network Manager, George Abbot School
Medhurst’s Dashboard solution is so much faster than our previous remote access software, offering us immediate access to all of our familiar applications and we have found it far easier to use and manage. We have also got the added assurance that our data is secure as the software is compliant with Microsoft security standards.- Ashley Potts, Systems Network Manager at Nottingham Emmanuel School
I needed to work with an IT company that not only is an expert in its field, but understands education and the crucial role that it plays in an education environment. Working with Medhurst, I am confident that not only do they understand our needs, but they can deliver the after sales support and service that I expect and at a cost that is affordable.- Russell Stevens, Deputy Head teacher, Crookhorn Technology College