BETT 2015: Day one – security of students, Office 365 integration and… indestructible devices?


It’s been a busy first day so far at BETT 2015! While we’ve had plenty of people coming by our own stand, we thought it would be good to get out and see what some of our partners have been up to, and what they have come to BETT this year to talk about.

Technology in the classroom provides exciting new opportunities.  However, it also brings new challenges regarding the security of students, these devices, and the information they carry. Mark Grace with Absolute Software discusses these issues and solutions.

Visit www.absolute.com/bettshow for more.

We also caught up with Audunn Ragnarsson, of infoMentor (stand B270), to look how they are integrating Office 365 to enable a single sign-on for teachers and pupils:

Over on stand C516 we saw how David Stuart and his team have developed Teacher Dashboard as a ‘tool that tailors Office 365 to teaching’. It’s a Free SharePoint application that sits on top of Microsoft Office 365, and helps teachers complete their administrative tasks quickly and efficiently, allowing them to spend more time working with their students….or enjoying their time off.

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We also had a very interesting visit to the Lenovo stand, where their team were demonstrating the durability of some of their education devices by dropping them, knocking them off the tables and even standing on them! The device was not damaged, and still functioned perfectly after the ordeal – perfect if the device is going to be thrown into a backpack and taken around a campus or on a field trip.

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Over the course of the next few days we’ll be bringing you more news and stories from a number of our other partners, as well as other attendees and exhibitors. Also keep an eye on our social media channels for more video content as we work our way across the education technology cornucopia that is the BETT 2015 exhibition at the ExCel London.


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