Free curriculum server for schools to keep staff safe and ease impact of Coronavirus
Free server for schools keeps staff safe.
A Wiltshire IT company is offering a free lifeline to schools with staff working from home and their IT systems on site.
At the moment, head teachers and business managers are putting themselves at Covid19 risk. Having to work on site where their servers and data are is putting them in the line of fire so to speak. But hampering home working are:
a. slow broadband speeds
b. or an inability to make a remote connection.
CloudHappi, which has offices in Pewsey and London specialises in IT solutions for the education sector. And they’re offering to migrate key applications and data to a secure, superfast Cloud-based solution.
They’ve teamed up with Access . Access are one of the largest suppliers of educational finance and HR software in the UK to launch the free Curriculum Server Service.
This co-operation allows head teachers and business managers speedy and remote access to their School Information Management System (SIMS) and finance information systems. That thereby removes the need to go into school and put their health at risk.
The Migration Process
The free migration process is simple, speedy and straightforward, with almost no downtime. At the end of the summer, ready for the new academic year, CloudHappi will simply reverse the process. It will then return all the applications and data to the individual schools’ servers, free of charge.
“In these difficult and unprecedented times, the challenge schools face is finishing the academic year with their management information and finance systems up to date and ready for the new school year,” said Nigel Jones, Pewsey-based Managing Director of CloudHappi.
“The issue is the majority of schools’ servers are on site, while staff are working at home during lockdown. They are finding it difficult to connect to their servers remotely. And the slow broadband speeds are making it hard or impossible to use their SIMS and finance systems.”
Cloud Happi’s Guardianship
While under CloudHappi’s guardianship, all the data gets stored in the secure London Docklands Telehouse data centre. A centre trusted and used by some of the UK’s leading brands and Access’s Cloud. It’s all backed up to an impressive and secure data centre, 26 miles away. Unlike other solutions, the data and applications never leave the UK.
The free Curriculum Server Service is available until the 31st August. At that point the data will make a swift return to the schools’ servers. Unless schools wish to keep a partnership with CloudHappi and Access. Already, schools across the UK are taking advantage of this service.
Nigel added: “Schools using this service are seeing speed improvements of 35-40%,. Alll without having to change the computer they use or their hardworking broadband service. There is little or no downtime during the migration process. And the service is completely free up to the end of August.
We’ll then migrate data and applications back again to the schools’ individual servers. Unless that is they decide to remain with CloudHappi as a preferred supplier.”
The Cloud Happi Rescue Service
The free CloudHappi Curriculum Rescue Service applies to Schools’ SIMS and financial management systems. It does not apply to any of the teaching data held.