Articles from Simon Hewitt

Why now is the time for education to focus on cybersecurity

Schools and colleges do a great job of protecting their students, staff and facilities with appropriate physical security. But the recent — and rapid — transformation to remote teaching and learning have delivered a cybersecurity wake-up call for many schools.

Investing in the Right Education Technology for the ‘New Normal’

With the staggered return of students to schools and colleges in England in recent weeks and a wider return later this year, there is still great debate over how education facilities can reopen safely following COVID-19.

Konica Minolta awarded Multifunction Device Preferred Supplier Contract by the University of Cambridge

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce it has been awarded a new Multifunction Device Contract (UCAM 022-20) as Preferred Supplier for the University of Cambridge. The company will supply all University departments and its 31 constituent colleges with approximately 750 of its bizhub Multifunction devices (MFDs) during the lifetime of the contract.

Digital Transformation in Higher Education – New Cohorts, New Requirements?

Higher Education Institutions Towards Digital Transformation—The WUT Case 

System-driven SMS notifications are the perfect way to ensure important timely information is read by staff, parents, and students - New research

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Limited’s cloud-based 123-txt platform is demonstrating the power of private SMS systems for critical messaging during the UK’s COVID-19 outbreak. Independent studies indicate that SMS messages are read nearly 100% of the time (and typically within five seconds of receipt), making system-driven SMS notifications the perfect way to ensure important timely information is read by staff, customers, patients, parents, students and other stakeholders.

Tavcom Training Celebrates 25 Years of Professionalising the Global Security Industry

@TavcomTraining Celebrates 25 Years of Professionalising the Global Security Industry Tavcom Training - a leading provider of accredited security systems training courses and part of the Linx International Group - is celebrating its 25-year anniversary. Since 1995, the company has trained and certified in excess of 50,000 learners (in over 100 countries), across its extensive portfolio of more than 100 classroom and online courses.

How next generation technology innovations can answer today’s educational needs

@KonicaMinolta will showcase how its next generation technology innovations answer today’s educational needs at #BETT2020 Konica Minolta announces that it will be exhibiting at BETT 2020, to demonstrate to how its augmented reality, all-in-one IT solutions, intelligent video and sustainability solutions are unlocking the potential of staff, pupils, students and operations at schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK.  

PerpetuityARC Training Launches Essential Security Practices Programme

PerpetuityARC Training, part of the Linx International Group, has announced the launch of its Essential Security Practices (ESP) online learning programme. The modular online programme provides non-security personnel and those for whom corporate security is one of several responsibilities, with a strong working knowledge of the fundamentals needed to help safeguard an organisation, its people and assets.

Meeting Security Needs in Further Education

Further Education has always looked to protect its students, staff and property, so access control and security are already vital ingredients. However, what might be less obvious is that Ofsted inspections can mark a FE college down if it has inadequate perimeter security, just as much as if it is failing in its education programme.

IT lifecycle management will protect your school’s data and make your budget go further

With the announcement by the UK Government that all schools in England will take on academy status by 2020, the way educational establishments are funded and managed will be increasingly under the spotlight over the next few years. With schools needing to take on the business ethics already used by further and higher education colleges and universities, it is vital that all education establishments properly manage their IT spending and look closely at the lifecycle of these vital assets

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