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  • Network Connectivity

    FAQs: Network Connectivity and Telecoms framework

    16 March 2021 By Robyn Lamport-Rann - Category Buyer for ICT at YPO

    976 Network Connectivity and Telecommunication Solutions is our latest addition to the ICT category of frameworks. Here’s some information and top tips on how to make the most of the agreement.

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  • Food preparation

    Are you prepared for Natasha's Law?

    15 March 2021 By Clare Stead - Senior Business Development Manager at Nutritics

    Natasha’s Law is set to come into effect in October 2021 – food falling within a category called Pre-Packed for Direct Sale will require allergen labelling. This blog has been designed to provide support around the considerations you need to undertake.

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  • Meet the Buyer - Robyn Lamport-Rann

    Meet the Buyer - Robyn Lamport-Rann

    05 March 2021 By Robyn Lamport-Rann - Category Buyer for ICT at YPO

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

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  • printer multifunctional device

    Top tips for safely using your printers and MFDs

    26 August 2020 By Zoe Morgan-Kriek - Category Buyer of ICT at YPO

    COVID-19 has changed the way we all work. Many of us are still working from home whilst others have returned to work, adhering to the workplace government guidelines. Ensuring your working environment is COVID secure encompasses all areas of the building, including shared devices such as printers.

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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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