Having a network that works reliably is hugely important to keep teachers teaching and learners learning. So making changes to your network may be the last thing you want to think about.

But schools are still relying on products, such as Windows XP Professional and Windows Server 2003 for instance, that Microsoft will stop supporting soon; software updates won’t be produced and new hardware that comes on the market now will only work with later operating systems.

To keep up-to-date and to be able to add new hardware you’ll need a network that can work with Windows 7 clients.

  • CC4 has made the change to Windows 7 straightforward for many of our customers and, because CC4 can work alongside your existing network, joining the CC4 community won’t mean starting again from scratch.
  • We understand how schools and colleges work, and our installation and support staff are ready to help you upgrade your network using CC4.  It’s even doable in term-time.
  • With tight school budgets, finding the funds to purchase a new network management toolset can be difficult.  That’s why we've introduced Community Connect Subscription.

Community Connect subscription  allows you to pay for the management toolset annually, as opposed to paying for it all upfront.  The cost of the network is calculated by the number of staff employed by the school and is paid annually, allowing you to spread the payments and know in advance what the annual cost will be.

Our new web presence contains video walk-throughs demonstrating how CC4 works, and case studies from lots of our satisfied customers. Find out more or give us a call on 0800 0469 796 for a quote.

For more details from Microsoft on their product life cycles you, visit their website:

  1. For work station operating systems: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/products/lifecycle
  2. For Windows 2003: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&alpha=windows+server+2003&Filter=FilterNO
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