Boost Budgets with Smart Use of Hardware – Education Technology

Tim Phillips, UK Sales Director of Techbuyer, looks at how the education sector can reduce IT spend. Education Technology is a bi-monthly magazine featuring the latest edtech news. This feature went to print in the November 2018 magazine as well as online.

Article Summary

  • A survey earlier in the year by the National Foundation for Educational Research found that 41% of schools had made cuts to IT budgets as a result of difficult times. However, Techbuyer has helped over 100 customers in the education sector use an analytical approach to work budgetary miracles.
  • Tim explains how Techbuyer used a combination of new and refurbished parts to upgrade server systems in an academy in Bristol. Techbuyer also helped a Scottish customer save tens of thousands on component parts.
  • Techbuyer alone has paid over £65,000 to more than 50 schools up and down the country this year to purchase redundant IT equipment.

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