Managed IT Support for Schools
MTS IT is the leading provider of managed IT services for schools & educational institutes in the UK. Having supported schools, multi academy trusts and colleges for over a decade, our experts have a detailed understanding of the demands of day-to-day teaching, and can therefore connect your school to the range of IT solutions and resources you require.
As the demands of a technology-driven curriculum continue to rise, help is at hand for both students and teachers. With MTS by your side, you can rest assured that your IT infrastructure and systems will remain running, up-to-date, and fit for purpose – all within a restricted budget.
How Can Our IT Services Help Your School?
The first step is for us to get to know your school as best we can, so we can gain a clear picture of your school support requirements. Managed IT is never a one-size-fits-all; your school is unique, and we will tailor a package to reflect that.
Once we’re well-acquainted, we can start levelling up your IT in a multitude of ways. One of our expert technicians will come on-site at least once a week to run any necessary checks and upgrades. We will also provide around-the-clock remote support monitoring of your IT systems & infrastructure, allowing us to catch any issues before they develop into something disruptive.
Additionally, we will:
- Provide troubleshooting, maintenance, testing, repairs and upgrades
- Support IT hardware including servers, computers, laptops, iPads, tablets, visualisers, interactive white boards and projectors
- Support to staff and students/pupils in the use of IT resources
- Encourage the safe usage of internet
- Ensure security and privacy of network and computer systems
- Work alongside the school IT coordinator, senior management and staff
- Liaise with third party vendors
- Advise and assist in designing the school’s IT programme
We understand how frustrating it can be when IT goes wrong, but we also strongly believe in the potential of technology in an education setting. That’s why, in addition to providing general IT maintenance, we will make sure that your students and staff are able to make the most of what technology has to offer.
Why Choose MTS for IT Services?
There are a number of IT companies in the UK, but few of them are as well-equipped to provide IT services to schools as we are. Since forming in 2007, education has been our bread and butter, and we have taken great pride in supporting the academic environments of our home city.
Our technical expertise combined with our experience and passion for education clients lays a firm groundwork for us to continue providing IT services to schools across the UK. We have a thorough understanding of regional broadband consortiums, local authority gateways, virtual learning environments (VLE), curriculum software, management information systems (Sims) and The National Education Network.
Effective IT support services are inherently cost effective, but we also understand that many schools are facing tough budgetary restrictions these days, so we price our services accordingly. Your staff and students deserve the best service and resources at the best value.
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Why Schools should outsource their IT
A large number of schools currently outsource their catering or cleaning services, because these tasks aren’t an integral part of the skill set of the classroom. They call in specialists to take away the hassle and let them worry about the processes, laws and risks.
Today, many forward-thinking schools are also outsourcing their IT support services and are enjoying the benefits that a specialist technology partner can bring. In today’s budget-sensitive economy it’s becoming increasingly important for schools to be able to deliver a high level of ICT resources whilst also keeping budget down.
How Can Schools Benefit From Outsourcing IT Services?
Many education providers today have an onsite support person or team to manage network management and IT optimization. Sometimes this is just a regular employee who is relatively tech-savvy. However, schools have a lot of moving pieces and this can be a huge responsibility for one person or team. That’s where the benefit of outsourcing IT solutions comes in.
When schools make the decision to outsource IT to a team of specialized professionals, they can rest assured that there is a focus on the ‘big picture’. Instead of IT employees struggling to troubleshoot and juggle different IT issues. A team of IT professionals, whose sole focus is the school’s network, can watch from above and solve problems before they even begin.
Here are the top benefits of outsourcing your school’s IT management:
Improved management and monitoring
Here’s the thing. In house IT professionals are incredible at what they do, but they’re often overloaded.
When schools outsource to a professional IT company, in house staff can rest assured that their network is running optimally and securely. This means the entire school has access to a healthy network and the productivity benefits that come with it.
Many people associate outsourced IT solutions with a cost increase. The reality is, in the long run, outsourced IT solutions can translate into huge cost effective reductions. If you decide to outsource fully, your school can save on the many costs associated with recruiting, hiring, and paying an in house team.
The best part about outsourcing your school’s IT solutions is that you’ll instantly be connected with a reliable group of certified technology professionals. With this kind of strategic experience and expertise in your corner, you’ll know for sure that your IT infrastructure is being monitored, managed, and optimized by the very best.
Another benefit of outsourcing to a dedicated team of IT professionals is that your school will have much more flexibility from end to end. This means your systems can grow alongside your school as staffing levels change. This kind of built-in and flexible scalability is exactly what education providers need to get the very most out of their IT infrastructure.
Productivity and efficiency boosts
When you have a dedicated team your staff and students will have a seamless and productive experience when they use school technology. Even better, you’ll free up employees from dealing with tech troubleshooting and disruptions to learning & teaching.
Peak data security
Schools collect, store, and transmit a great deal of confidential information. Without reliable data security 7 cyber security, sensitive information can be left vulnerable to data breaches or network crashes.
A managed service provider will have a plan for securing and encrypting school data. This way, you can say goodbye to worrying about cyber security gaps that threaten your school’s network and reputation.
Finding The Right Provider
Once you take the time to consider the benefits, all that’s left to do is find a reliable managed IT service provider for your school. While choosing the right provider can seem daunting or tricky, the process doesn’t have to be an uphill battle.
Here are a few guidelines to help narrow your search:
- The best providers are teams of IT professionals who have experience optimizing IT for schools
- Don’t be afraid to ask for specific examples of how providers have helped education providers do more with their IT infrastructures
- If a provider has worked with other education providers in the past, don’t hesitate to ask for references.
- Talk to other education providers, find out whether they’re outsourcing and ask for provider recommendations.
If you’re ready to start your search for your schools IT support company, we suggest reaching out to our dedicated team of IT professionals at MTS IT. Our team has extensive experience providing IT solutions and support services to the education sector. We’re committed to optimizing IT in a way that improves the lives of administrators and enriches the learning experience for students.
We’re happy to have a chat with you, confidentially if needs be, about how happy you are with the quality, proactiveness, cost and capability of the IT systems support plan in your school, and what your vision for improvements might be.
Our team will help you harness your entire IT systems & infrastructure to ensure your entire school is positioned to run efficiently and effectively. Contact MTS IT anytime at 0116 467 0155 or firstname.lastname@example.org