Cloud ICT, For the school of today
What is PTCloud?
PTCloud is our ultimate educational hosting ICT solution. Our cloud architects have designed and developed a unique and powerful hosting platform which merges the benefits of both Microsoft and Google, allowing the vital departments within a school to make the most out of the cloud technology. PTCloud alleviates the requirement for onsite servers and enables users to work from anywhere and at any time.
What’s included with PTCloud?
As standard, PTCloud includes; server hosting, web filtering & reporting, ICT cloud support, training & PPD, print management suite, licencing & security and new devices for administration staff, educators and learners every 3 years.
PTCloud includes new devices?
Yes, as standard all users receive brand new devices, whilst saving schools up to 20% compared to current spend.
How does PTCloud use the most up to date technology, provide 3-year device refresh AND save schools money?
As an example, the average Primary School in the UK has 280 pupils. The average Primary School also has 50 devices available for both staff and pupils, so an average ratio of 5 pupils per 1 end-user device. For an average Primary School to maintain their basic ICT requirements including, ICT support, internet connectivity & web filtering, licencing, backup, anti-virus, from of class interactive technology, consumable spend and a device refresh programme, this, for the average school, would require a spend of circa £70,000 over a 5 year period for the school, or £14,000 per annum. In our experience £14,000 is usually the maximum budget the averaged size school would have for ICT. For schools to break away from this 5-year cycle in the traditional way, they would need to increase their annual budget allocated to ICT by 60%, impossible for most.
No matter the size of the school, the PTCloud hosting platform alleviates this budget led challenge by utilising modern cloud technologies to reduce spend overall, this reduced spend allows schools to either use modern technologies with saving money or use modern technologies whilst increasing the amount of technology available to educators and learners.
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Newport Primary School
“In PrimaryTec, I have found a company that gives me the commitment and reliability that ensures that my children have constant access to the ICT provision in this school. PTCloud has helped the school save money as well as provide teachers, admin staff and pupils alike to access their work where and when they need it. The staff at PrimaryTec are easy to work with, totally professional, extremely competent, keep to their deadlines and deliver above and beyond our Service Level Agreements. I have no hesitation, what so ever, in recommending PrimaryTec to any school looking for a cloud solution.”
Leconfield Primary School
“PTCloud has really helped our school with IT. Teachers were disengaged with all technology, so the pupils rarely had the chance to develop their skills. We had old equipment, some older than most of the children, that took too long to load up, and often would not work. Like many small schools, we found ourselves with no equipment and no money to spend. PTCloud helped with this. Now the children use technology every day. It loads fast, is reliable, and just works! Staff can work at home easily, and the support and training have been a real benefit. I would highly recommend PTCloud to all schools.”
Wilberfoss Primary School
“We are now completely cloud-based thanks to PrimaryTec; it takes some getting used to but the advantages of Google G-Suite are brilliant.”
Preston Primary School
“Working collaboratively is magical, we can share documents and work on them together, in real-time! Staff are able to work from anywhere, on any device, and complete tasks as if they are in school. We moved over to PTCloud to simply replace our hardware, but are finding new benefits every single day, all thanks to the help and support of PrimaryTec. Their knowledgeable team have delivered excellent service and training, allowing us to use new technology right across our school.”
St Hybald’s Academy
“Moving to PTCloud, one of the best decisions our senior leadership team has ever made.”
Alkborough Primary School
“Since we have moved to the PT Cloud model, our new Chromebooks load in around 8 seconds, the cloud-based servers are accessible from anywhere at any time on any device. Google Classroom provides huge benefit when planning lessons/schemes of work and it makes managing files and distributing work amongst the children extremely simple.”
Driffield Junior School
“For our school, the biggest attraction to PTCloud initially was the ability to not only replace the existing outdated hardware but to also increase the school device count all within the existing budget. Like many schools, we were at the end of a buying cycle and to replace like for like, new for old, would have been very expensive.”