IT Solutions ForSchools

We provide IT solutions for helping schools budget better for their KCSIE requirements by offering the best rates, with the best service, to help them concentrate on what is really important.

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IT Solutions for Schools

We provide a range of IT solutions that cater for all the needs of schools and their IT department concerning KCSIE.

Whether its CCTV, Access Control, Telecoms, IT or connectivity we have the solutions for your school and IT budgets.

Not only do we provide the perfect IT solutions, at the right price with our knowledge of IT requirements covering KCSIE – Keeping Children Safe in Education – we help with reducing your budget deficit to concentrate on what you do best – teaching children in a safe environment.

Contact our educational team to arrange a meeting to discuss your KCSIE requirements or call for a FREE IT Audit on 0371 321 0101.

I.T Services

Talking Business IT support packages are completely tailored around the education sector. Our services range from remote support to a completely managed service.

We currently work with a vast number of different suppliers across a number of different services, allowing us to bring a complete end to end service. We can provide everything from network security and firewalls (KCSIE Complaint), phone systems and VOIP, Wireless Systems and BYOD to CCTV cameras, door entry systems and print management.

One of our main advantages is our business pricing structure. Thanks to over 25 years of experience in the SME market we’ve built up a national and international customer base that ensure we keep our prices as competitive as we can. We combine this competitive pricing with over a decade’s worth of experience working with schools.

Key Advantages of Talking Business’ IT Support:

  • Save thousands of pounds on staff costs, national insurance, pension schemes etc.
  • No sick days
  • No need to recruit when IT staff leave
  • Consistency of network management and planning

Wi-Fi (B.Y.O.D)

Talking Business work with a number of different manufacturers, in order to supply the best wireless solution to each individual school.

We work with Fortinet, Huawei and Ubiquiti. All three have different strengths that allow us to cater for all requirements in the educational market.

Enable BYOD to allow students to connect their own devices to the wireless network. This will allow the school to give secure internet access to the internet. Through BYOD the school can actively monitor what the student’s internet activity. This is an important aspect of the KCSIE regulations, the schools need to show that they are pro-actively monitoring internet access.

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Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) is one of the most important parts of a child’s development. It allows children to gain confidence and live a positive life. As a result, legislation surrounding KCSIE was created in 2014. Since, there have been amendments, the latest being in September 2016, replacing the 2015 document. Some of the main areas that have been addressed include staff training and peer on peer abuse.

Furthermore, the 2016 document also highlights places that should be more of a concern to peers and staff. This is due to technological developments, and an increased awareness of on goings in the sector.

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Leased Lines (Broadband)

A leased line is a dedicated, fixed bandwidth data internet connectivity product which is capable of carrying large amounts of data. By data we mean, internet traffic, corporate VPN (virtual private network) traffic and phone calls. A leased line is a type of internet connectivity however, it’s not the same as the normal Fibre or ADSL connection.

What is it used for?

A leased line is used for allowing devices to connect to the internet, carry out phone calls, enable staff within a business to remote access their office work (from their homes) and to link PC’s and servers in different corporate offices. Leased lines can also be used to link two locations together. An example of this could be linking a data centre and corporate office together.

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Telephone Systems

Talking Business has a range of suppliers that we can provide to schools. It allows us to provide a highly tailored service at the best price.

IP Phone systems have a lot of features that are perfect for schools. Firstly systems can now be integrated with SIMS and other CRM systems. This will allow receptionists and office staff to click and dial from their screens. The system will recognise when a parent or student call in and will open their record on SIMS, giving the receptionist advanced warning of who is calling.

Having worked with schools Talking Business understands one of the biggest advantages is the ability to deploy SIP lines to replace ISDN. These are virtual lines that come through an internet. They can save schools between 50%-60% on line rental as well as lower call charges.

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Information on CCTV systems.

CCTV monitoring of schools not only safeguards children, teachers, parents and visitors but records show that constant monitoring prevents graffiti and vandalism.

Records also show that CCTV prevents bullying within the education environment.

With out 25 years experience in SMB CCTV monitoring, we are able to provide cost effective CCTV services to the school environment.

CCTV usage is a part of the guidance within the revised Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) which became statutory on the 5th September 2016.

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