|It would be fair to say that some schools just "don't get it" when it comes to ICT. They often display a fear of change, following the misguided idea that the "better the devil you know" for example, when it comes to their Supplier.
Regrettably, this particular "devil you know" can result in schools paying hundreds and thousands of pounds more than is necessary, often for ICT kit that they either don't need or don't know how to use.
ICT shouldn't be a headache in schools, but it so often is. The smaller the school, the bigger the problem as fewer staff are required to have multiple roles. ICT tends to get pushed into the background with nobody having the time or holding the skills to be in overall charge of ICT and strategy.
Let's get one thing straight: Blue Box Support isn't asking you to change your existing ICT supplier. Your supplier may be fine, but you just aren't getting the best value out of them that you can.
We exist to plug that gap between user (the school) and Supplier. We have the knowledge and skills to help you with your overall ICT strategy (you should have one), identify what you need and importantly, what you don't. We can also ensure that you get what you need at the right price.
Blue Box Support will also strive to ensure you are kept up-to-date as far as new developments in ICT that may benefit your school are concerned. One example is the specialised (and more importantly) free font, "OpenDyslexic", which can be implemented on your machines. This gives sufferers of Dyslexia the opportunity to read text without experiencing letters "flipping". Blue Box has actively circulated this information to schools with offers of assistance.
Read more here: BBC News Article: "OpenDyslexic"
We work for you and nobody else. We have no affiliations with any ICT suppliers, so we represent nobody else's interests except your own. When the job is done we are gone, but at the end of the phone for when you need us again.
You don't need in-house ICT staff - you just need Blue Box Support.