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How does a server support IT at school?

by Michael Oakes

Fundamentally a server is just a powerful computer that historically has run at the heart of the network, ‘serving’ the network. A server stores, sends, receives and processes data, which includes setting access control and rights of users on the network. In schools they traditionally also perform functions such as managing client devices (laptops and desktops)...

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time 14 September 2021

What is the cloud and how does it help schools?

by Michael Oakes

‘The cloud’ isn’t one particular ‘thing’ or ‘position’, many schools can be ‘in the cloud’, but have completely different set ups and ways of working. ‘The cloud’ refers to anything managed and hosted online as opposed to on local servers and computers, but this doesn’t necessarily mean a school can’t be in the cloud and have onsite servers...

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time 14 September 2021

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