Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 8 – Stop buying so much software

Part eight of the series of Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips for schools, based on my BETT 2010 presentation Yes, the one you thought you’d never see from me in this list of Top 10 ICT Money Saving tips! But here it is… Did you know that you can buy a subscription called the…

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Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 7 – Stop printing so much

Part seven of the series of Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips for schools, based on my BETT 2010 presentation. Late last year, I was chatting with a group of senior leaders in schools about the amount of paper that is used in a typical school (it had been partially prompted by me, when I…

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Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 6 – Stop buying every laptop

Part six of the series of Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips for schools, based on my BETT 2010 presentation. Okay, the first five tips have concentrated on the idea of you making a ‘switch’ in the way that you do things. Tip 1, on virtualisation, is saving Wootton Bassett School over £80,000 over three…

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Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 5 – Switch the way you do remote access

Part five of the series of Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips for schools, based on my BETT 2010 presentation. Every time we release a new version of our software, and you upgrade to it, it is well worth doing a review of what extra features it includes that may be able to save you…

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Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 4 – Switch your communications

Part four of the series of Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips for schools, based on my BETT 2010 presentation. So far, the first three money savings tips could save a secondary school over £100,000 over three years (and a primary school £20-£25,000). And this tip doesn’t shirk at saving money either, but I think…

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Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 3 – Switch to Low Energy PCs

Part three of the series of Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips for schools, based on my BETT 2010 presentation. My next tip is to think about the energy usage of your computers in school. According to the latest research from BESA, primary schools have an average of 50 computers per school, and secondary schools…

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Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 2 – Cutting your electricity bills

Part two of the money saving tips, based on my BETT 2010 presentation Yesterday, I covered saving money by server virtualisation. Today, let’s go outside of the server room and consider all of the computers right around you school. With the rapid growth in the number of computers (an average secondary school has more than…

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Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips

At the BETT Show in London in January 2010, I have the luck of telling the story in our theatre called “Top 10 Money Saving Tips”. Of course, I had a few weeks to prepare, and a lot of help from individual schools who looked at their use of ICT and pointed out how it…

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Top ICT Money Saving Tips

Don’t read this page, because there’s now a completely updated version of this page – click here to get it At the BETT Show in London in January 2010, I had the luck of telling the story in our theatre called “Top 10 Money Saving Tips”. Of course, I had a few weeks to prepare,…

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