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  • cloud services and technology

    'Anything as a service' - what does it mean?

    25 June 2020 By Charlie Holland and Robyn Lamport-Rann - ICT Procurement Services at YPO

    The world of technology and all of its many acronyms can be a confusing place for us all, especially with the pace that technology is evolving and the list of abbreviations that is ever expanding. One of the latest is ‘XaaS’ which stands for ‘Anything as a Service’, but what does it actually mean?

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  • man wearing smart watch

    Smart Tech in the new World

    11 June 2020 By Sarah Sesum - Category Manager of ICT at YPO

    As the world starts to get back to the reality of moving away from home working and more of us are facing going back into offices and workspaces under the new strict working and social distancing rules, how can Technology assist?

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  • Charlie ict assistant buyer at YPO

    Charlie's procurement journey

    26 May 2020 By Charlie Holland - Assistant Buyer of ICT at YPO

    When I came to leave school at the age of 15, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do as a career. I found myself pondering whether I wanted to go to college and university, or whether I wanted to go straight into the world of work.

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  • students and teacher using tablets

    Upgrading school ICT equipment through leasing

    22 April 2020 By Robyn Lamport-Rann - Category Buyer of ICT at YPO

    It can be tough for schools to keep up with emerging technologies and the demand for up-to-date ICT equipment against restricted budgets, which is why many schools are looking at alternative, cost-effective ways of funding devices, including the option of leasing.

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  • teach and students using laptops in classroom

    Updating school technology: Leasing vs Purchasing

    22 April 2020 By Robyn Lamport-Rann - Category Buyer of ICT at YPO

    When you are thinking of updating your school’s technology, finance is one of the key things you need to consider. Typically, you have a couple of options – buying outright or leasing, but which should you choose?

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  • woman using camera to show artwork in class

    Visualisers more than just a presentation tool

    21 February 2020 By Ed Fairfield - Head of Education at Elementary Technology

    A visualiser is a lot more than a presentation tool – it can be used to reduce workload, to improve marking and assessment, to share ideas and to encourage inclusion for all. This blog covers the basics of visualisers and explores more complex ways they can be used to have a real impact on teaching and learning.

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  • hands using laptop

    How to keep cyber safe in school

    25 September 2019 By Sarah Sesum- ICT Category Manager at YPO

    Our world is technologically advanced and anything and everything is at our fingertips. In the classroom today we see teachers using technology helping with lesson plans, information and research as well as being the very basis of how they teach. Here are all the data security tips we can offer you to ensure that your school and all its new online data is as safe as it can possibly be.

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  • Robyn Lamport-Rann meet the buyer blog

    Meet the Buyer - Robyn Lamport-Rann

    05 April 2019 By Robyn Lamport-Rann, Category Buyer - ICT

    Robyn joined YPO six years ago and is now a category buyer for the ICT team.

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  • Chloe Lynn Meet the Buyer

    Meet the Buyer - Chloe Lynn

    18 February 2019 By Chloe Lynn, Category Buyer - AV, IT and Business Machines

    Chloe joined the Education, Learning and Office Supplies team in June 2018. Creating access to best value products at the most competitive prices is the driving force behind her commitment to procurement.

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  • AI and the rise of Virtual Worker

    07 November 2018 By Ashley Cartwright, Category Manager - ICT Innovation

    As we move into what is commonly dubbed as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” businesses are evolving at increasing speed. Customers are expecting more and more from their service providers, making technological flexibility and work-place productivity paramount in staying on top of demand.

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