Education sector expertise
“LAN3 have proved to be a fantastic partner through several IT projects, offering great consultancy and installation services. From larger LAN & WLAN installations to smaller network extensions they have always been flexible and helpful.”
Recent events have seen reliance on technology in schools, colleges and universities increase exponentially. This has led to a huge pressure being placed on both budgetary and manpower resources.
LAN3 are experts in IT and networking infrastructure within the education sector. Over the last few years we have worked with hundreds of schools to help them manage the increasing challenges faced by their networks and to deliver effective solutions that work now and in the longer term.
One of the main challenges faced is the need to keep things practical, straightforward and as user-friendly as possible, without too much compromise on functionality and security. After all, the less time spent administering the network, the lower your running costs.
However, that must be balanced with the increasing amount of devices using more data in more locations which can have an unpredictable impact on the network. As your trusted network partner we help you keep on top of these challenges and implement the most effective solutions.
LAN3's commitment to understanding the unique challenges faced in education has led us to produce an annual research report, the 'State of Networking in Education'. Surveying a cross section of the UK education market, our aim is to better understand emerging themes and trends, and the challenges senior IT professionals face in this sector. This includes the inevitable squeeze on budgets, how well IT is integrated into classroom learning and progress towards compliance with the Prevent strategy.
There are significant challenges surrounding the management of guest access, and the increased number and diversity of devices. The increased volume of network traffic and subsequent requirements for additional layers of security can be managed, providing that adequate infrastructure and a comprehensive strategy are both in place.
Today’s classrooms present many new opportunities for teachers, but also pose challenges in leveraging technology to aid learning. Effective networking can open up a range of learning applications that allow teachers to provide an engaging and collaborative learning experience.
Equip your teaching staff to provide an engaging and productive learning experience. Teachers can easily onboard students into the class, enable collaborative learning by sharing digital teaching content and resources, and view and control student activity for a productive learning environment.
Schools are obliged to have safeguarding in place, and must act according to the Government’s Prevent strategy - but at the same time, students must still be able to fulfil legitimate research needs. An effective network can go a long way to ensuring that both objectives can be reached.
A Network Health Check is designed to test and verify the critical components of the corporate network for reliability, performance, and any obvious security issues.