ICT Direct supports schools with ICT spending cuts

This is a sponsored article.

With government austerity measures curbing spending in schools, one major area that has been significantly affected is ICT investment. Budgets are restricted, making it difficult for schools to make the investment required to develop the school curriculum with the aid of technology.

The HP8100 EliteResearch has shown the positive impact ICT in education can make and how it can help inspire and motivate pupils and support the learning process. With more and more children becoming technically savvy, schools need to ensure they use the most effective teaching tools.

CongletonICT Direct can be the key to ICT investment for many schools. Having worked with schools for nearly ten years, the company is very familiar with the needs, as well as the cost restrictions schools face. It supplies hundreds of schools across the UK with high quality refurbished computer equipment, saving schools thousands of pounds on computers, servers, tablets and storage solutions. ICT Direct works in close partnership with ICT Managers and Head Teachers enabling them to make the best choices for their schools and invest in the most suitable equipment to meet their ICT objectives, both short and long-term.

Z600 - FrontWith forty staff and three warehouses, ICT Direct have the cost-efficiencies to make a real difference to the price schools buy reliable ICT equipment at, whilst retaining a personal and friendly service. ICT Direct supplies high-specification business computer equipment, which undergoes rigorous testing and cleaning procedures, before being verified for functionality and performance by skilled IT technicians.

John Graham, Head of Schools at ICT Direct commented,

“We provide schools with highly reliable equipment to meet their requirements. We have found that on most occasions we have saved schools around 50% on the cost they had originally thought they would need to spend, leaving them to invest any remaining budget elsewhere. We are so confident of the quality of our computers, we provide schools with our minimum two-year, no quibble warranty on all PCs, workstations and servers. PCs have the added option to extend these warranties to three, or even five years.”

As members of BESA and the Microsoft Refurbisher Programme, ICT Direct offers schools the peace of mind that is so important when making an investment.

For further details, call 01254 82098001254 820980, email info@ict-direct.co.uk or visit the website at www.ict-direct.co.uk

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