How UK School’s can increase technology usage and decrease energy costs
which have helped to define the 21st century must be the fast
paced development in technology and widespread concerns over
From industrial to technological revolution, our society is a complex
world where technology has reshaped how we live and work.
Preparation for this reality is an absolute and the way in which
schools and their teachers function
needs to keep up when delivering both a technology based curriculum and
ensuring students achieve the skills and knowledge they need to function
and compete when they leave the school environment.
That involves constant access to evolving technology and
information and a wider view of connectivity, which may be more
consistent with business strategy than a seat of learning.
This need is
set against the desire of schools to reduce their carbon footprint.
With the exponential increase in the speed and capabilities of
advances in technology and the need to run multiple software packages
together, power consumption can go literally through the roof along with
Technological advances and the drive to sustainability may be profoundly
is to adopt some of the practices of the private sector.
Remote IT support will help increase the technical support
available to IT teams without the cost burden of a vast department,
provide full access to technology when needed, whilst helping to save
energy when not and plan and prepare against disaster.
The best of two worlds, the IT knowledge and support required
coupled with a focuses on energy reduction: remote support offer’s all
the control needed.
At FWCS we
offer the services schools want: from content filtering to security and
monitoring, to backup as well as general support.
For more information please visit our website
or contact Jo Honey on 01923 654 900 or by email,
following case study illustrates how FWCS works with schools to help
them achieve their goals.
Study at Brigidine School
With 4 servers and in excess of 200 computers
Brigidine School required an application that would assist the IT
department in deploying applications and running maintenance tasks
across all computers in the network. To save money the school wanted a
way to control power consumptions.
Their in-house IT department was finding it difficult
to keep all workstations up to date with all the various software
applications, service packs and windows updates that were required to be
installed on each computer.
Electric power consumption was also a concern as computers were often
being left on overnight. As
the school was only open 9-5 Monday to Friday to have computers running
for no reason was a big issue.
FWCS recommended the use of RES Wisdom, not only would
RES Wisdom give the IT staff easy access to deploying software packages
and running maintenance tasks the RES Wisdom also included a number of
pre-installed modules to further assist the IT department with day to
day administrative tasks.
Brigidine School realized the benefits of implementing
RES Wisdom very early on as rollouts of new software could be performed
in hours instead of days/weeks.
The task management module was an ideal solution for solving the
issue of workstation power usage: a simple but effective task was
implemented to keep all workstations powered off between the hours of
6pm and 7am.