Cloud in Schools – How Flexiion MSP is Helping Make it Work

Cloud | Customer Insight | Education | vlog

Cloud in Schools – How Flexiion MSP is Helping Make it Work

Cloud | Customer Insight | Education | vlog

How is the use of Cloud in schools changing? Schools, and the education space in general, has, like all other sectors, been effected by Covid.  In fact, most news reports still refer to the disruption of education.

A significant impact of Covid on schools and other education establishments has been the need for them to better project the learning process out of the school building itself into the wider community so pupils, teachers, parents and governors could continue to operate and deliver education.  This has been done in various ways using a wide range of apps., but underpinning this is an increasing reliance on Cloud and its use to introduce the operational flexibility schools, etc. require to respond to evolving external pressures and the needs of their stakeholders.

In this video (5.11min) we talk to Nik Cragg, head of IT at University College School (UCS), about how he is working with us at Flexiion MSP to help introduce the Cloud flexibility required so the school can get the Cloud solutions that works for them, regardless of where they come from.

Covid and the subsequent lockdowns have impacted schools and all other educational institution, all of which have been asked to cope with a level of disruption and uncertainty previously unimaginable. The result of this pressure has been the need to better project the learning process into the community, which has significantly accelerated the widespread use of online education services.

This has seen the edtech sector grow by 72% in 2020, driven largely by cloud computing.

At Flexiion MSP we’ve been involved in the education space for a long while, but the change in attitude towards Cloud, as a result of Covid, is very noticeable. Schools, etc., which were previously unsure about Cloud, are now much more willing to embrace it and use it proactively as a mechanism to enable them to deliver the online education services that are now demanded of them.

As Nik Cragg, head of IT at UCS, said about us: ‘Flexiion MSP provides us with the independent expertise and one-to-one support that helps us make the most of Cloud.’

Importantly, we have a very straightforward approach to our pricing: We aim for our services to be a more cost-effective and efficient alternative to doing it yourself. We can, therefore, offer schools and colleges a real alternative to doing Cloud themselves, freeing their skilled in-house IT teams from the distraction of routine Cloud management so they can focus on the delivery of tech solutions that directly support the learning process.

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