May 9, 2019

If you haven’t already heard, in 2020 BT will start its 5-year programme to switch off traditional analogue and ISDN phone networks. Your school will need to be prepared by changing to a new school phone system, such as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol).

BT has commit...

March 19, 2019

In 2020, BT will start its 5-year programme to switch off traditional analogue and ISDN networks. Schools will need to switch to a digital phone system such as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to stay connected – so is your school ready?

What is a VoIP phone system?

V...

February 27, 2019

Looking for a different option for your school’s IT support services?

Octagon Education has been supporting schools in Wigan, Leigh and the wider North West with professional and experienced IT, network and communications services for 10 years! Our school IT experts h...

December 13, 2018

Is your IT support company there when you need it?

Making the most out of lesson and school time is essential to helping your children achieve their potential. With laptops, smart boards, touchscreens, iPads and more now central to the way our children learn, it’s criti...

December 13, 2018

Octagon Education takes IT and education seriously. Our team has been supporting local primary schools in Wigan and Leigh with IT, network and communications services for 10 years now, and with over 10 years’ hands-on teaching experience at our fingertips, we know how...

December 11, 2018

Connectivity has become an essential consideration for the modern school. IT systems are no longer closed, internal networks - everything, from learning in the classroom to office administration, is connected to and depends on the internet.

That makes choice of broadban...

December 11, 2018

One of the biggest investments most schools will make in their IT system is upgrading their server. Your server is the engine room of your entire IT network, a central hub for network-wide processing, data handling and connectivity.

November 14, 2017

Technology in the classroom can be a wonderful thing, but it won't stop children being children.

Indeed, left to their own (mobile) devices, the presence of tablets, laptops and other gadgets in the classroom can be too much of a temptation for some students. What is me...

October 4, 2017

One of the top priorities for every school should be ensuring your entry system is safe, up-to-date, and runs efficiently for vetting and approving visitors day to day. As the vital link between staff and parents and the outside world, your school's front desk and firs...

September 8, 2017

An often-raised question in primary and secondary education is whether the most is being made of digital technology in giving children an education fit for the modern world. There are two issues here. One, is the standard of skills and competence being taught in ICT as...

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