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Capita joins G-Cloud to move services into the cloud giving colleges more options for supporting students off-site

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Capita Further and Higher Education has announced it is now a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) G-Cloud framework, after meeting all the requirements of the application process.

The announcement means the company can now make its products and services – such as the UNIT-e management information system (MIS) – available in the cloud to the further and higher education sectors. This will make it easier for staff and employers to better support students who are studying off-site, as part of an apprenticeship or work-based learning opportunity.

Karen Reece, head of Capita Further and Higher Education, said: “We are thrilled to be part of the growing G-Cloud framework. In recent years, we have become increasingly conscious of a rise, in both the FE and HE sectors, of institutions that want the option to move away from traditional on premises solutions to receiving services in the cloud.

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“Being in the cloud gives students and staff the freedom to access the information they need on any device, whenever they want it, wherever they are – so an employer could add notes on a student’s progress to their college from a tablet device, a tutor could find out whether a young person is arriving to their work placement on time and a student could check their timetable each morning, from wherever they happen to be.”

With G-Cloud, further and higher education institutions can purchase the IT products and services they need from Capita, simply and securely. There is also no need for staff to maintain on-site servers, carry out data backups or manage software upgrades, saving time and freeing them to focus on technology that supports teaching and learning.

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