For educational establishments, who now often have increased responsibility for managing their IT, the need to work with a trusted partner who can recommend and manage the best IT and technology is vital.
With a focus on providing educational establishments including schools and colleges with trusted advice and quality service, EBC Group has seen the demand for its support and expertise grow.
We are experienced in providing managed services, including ICT and print solutions into the education sector. As a total solutions provider you can be confident that EBC Group can provide a full suite of IT services required by your educational establishment giving you the benefit of only needing to deal with one supplier, providing significant cost savings.
We ensure that our education clients are offered a variety of options where they are only required to pay for what they need, with the option to scale up when they so wish, with our on-site IT or Private Cloud solutions delivering tangible benefits to them and their students, which will improve their daily life and provide cost savings.
"We have saved money and improved our printing quality. The service we receive from the team from the MD and account manager to the technicians and support staff is excellent; I’d highly recommend them to others."
Reduce Printing Costs
Keep costs downHelping you control the numerous documents and files that are printed each day, our managed service will actively reduce costs, whilst increasing productivity.
With so many students and staff printing numerous documents on a daily basis, keeping track of these costs, can often prove to be a real headache.
From reports to assignments, students, tutors and admin staff will require use of a print area most days, coming and going and until now leaving no evidence of a print trail.
In addition to the heavy print loads from manuals, work sheets and assignments, users often have no consideration for the waste in terms of paper, and particularly through using costly colour ink when work could easily be printed in mono.
Developed in conjunction with network technicians and staff from a number of educational establishments, print management solution ‘UniFlow’ is designed to actively track and account for each document printed, scanned or faxed.
Through unique ID’s, UniFlow traces each person’s use, allowing administrators to monitor and analyse what users have printed, where they have printed and even the volume in which they have printed.
Taking full control of costs, UniFlow restricts certain users or machines from accessing select functions such as colour print, preventing the waste of costly toner and conveniently assigning costs back to the user or department.
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Print your documents on demandWaiting in long print queues can often be frustrating. Make your print environment flexible and efficient, avoiding the unnecessary queues.
With printers often in high demand, being able to print when required can sometimes prove difficult and time consuming.
Have you ever found yourself at the back of a large print queue, desperate to meet a deadline, or print material for an impeding class? In addition to this, do you find stacks of unclaimed documents at the print area, carelessly forgotten or no longer needed?
Introducing uniFLOW software from EBC Group to your multifunctional devices, allows both employees and students the flexibility and security to print from any networked device at their own convenience, as well as eliminating costly paper waste.
Giving each user their own personal ID and pin, documents are held in a secure print queue until activated at the device, allowing students and tutors to collect their documents at their own convenience without losing them in the print tray.
As well providing fantastic flexibility, uniFLOW’s forward thinking solution also actively changes the print habits of both faculty and students, as only documents that are essential to work are printed, leaving minimal excess paper waste.
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Wi-Fi for Schools
24/7 reliable accessWith numerous students, tutors and admin staff relying on continuous and efficient connection speeds, you can now stay connected 24/7, with minimal downtime.
Maintaining a steady connection with numerous users can sometimes prove problematic, particularly when so many students, tutors and admin staff are accessing internet connections at the same time.
With a large amounts of data now accessed online, such as class notes, supporting material and even work submission, keeping a steady and consistent connection is vital to the overall running of any establishment.
EBC Group’s connectivity options are designed to counteract the downtime commonly associated with traditional broadband, accommodating for the high demand expected from educational establishments.
Leased Lines are a cost effective solution for substantial internet users, tailored to your exact requirements, growing with both student and staff numbers and allowing you to only paying for what you need.
Its devoted line provides undisruptive internet connection regardless of how many users require access to the internet, providing unmatched upload and download speeds and vitally keeping up with the increasing demand of the virtual learning environment.
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Paperless Education Environment
Instant access to documentsMaintaining and indexing numerous files and documents can prove problematic when faced with high volumes of data. Now you can easily find and retrieve your important files.
Maintaining numerous student files, including work projects, assessments and exam grades can prove to be a giant task, particularly when trying to organise and index these in paper format.
Aside from the space needed to store dated filing cabinets, retrieving files or specific documents can often take considerable time, particularly if something has been misfiled.
With only set staff with any kind of formal access to these storage facilities, tutors often have to wait for this information to be retrieved for them, making the overall system slow and inefficient.
Turning your paper environment in to a streamlined and secure digital workflow, M-Files document management system from EBC Group simply provides an affordable solution for organising, managing and tracking educational documents.
Simply centralising all data, M-files dynamic search tool allows you to search for any document, whether that be class literature, exam grades or confidential student files for instant retrieval.
Allowing different levels of authorisation, M-Files permissions can be set on an individual basis or by groups, such as faculties or admin. With flexible access, tutors can now access files from any location, without the need to wait for files to be retrieved and delivered.
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Recover Educational Data
Recover in minutesIf your systems were to error or crash, would you be able to retrieve all documents and data in minutes like no problem had ever occurred? Now you can.
Although the benefits of keeping documents and information in digital format is both convenient and extremely efficient, making sure this data is backed up and secure is imperative for maintaining a continuous workflow.
For educational establishments, keeping hundreds of student records secure in addition to the numerous work folders is an essential practice.
With so much critical data on the line, IT departments need a backup that is quick, reliable and secure, providing a higher level of service then that of tape or disk backup.
EBC Group’s secure online backup, TouchPoint provides an efficient and secure service that relieves IT teams of the day to day backing up of data, ensuring that in the event of a virtual disaster all data is restored within minutes.
Our TouchPoint service allows you to keep your data safe for as long as you require, helping establishments adhere to ‘retention guidelines’, keeping past and present student records safe and available when needed.
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Your data anywhere, anytime
Cloud Computing has been a hot topic in education IT for several years and many colleges, schools and universities are realising the benefits and adoption is on the increase. IT is rapidly moving from a function that is run, managed and maintained in-house to an outsourced service hosted in a secure environment and managed by a specialist provider.
Cloud computing services are attractive to the education sector because they enable colleges, schools and universities o transfer the responsibility of running on-premises hardware and software to a specialist provider, who manage the hassles and costs that otherwise burden IT departments, such as software upgrades and hardware maintenance.
Cloud is a pay as you consume technology which means you can budget your IT costs into a monthly manageable sum. A hosted solution via a secure privately owned fibre circuit enables the hosting of a range of services from IT data and applications, to disaster recovery or telephony which can provide significant cost savings.
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