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Microsoft v Google: Which is best for your independent school?

They are two of the biggest names in the business. Microsoft and Google have been the cornerstone of business software for decades, and in recent years they have turned their attention to the classroom. With education becoming increasingly reliant on the digital world, particularly as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts schooling. If they haven’t already, independent schools across the country are turning to online e-learning tools to maintain their high teaching standards despite the disturbances of Covid-19. That leaves them with an important question, one that crosses the minds of every school looking to expand their teaching online: Microsoft or Google?

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Teaching in the 'new normal'

Across the world, schools are having to adjust to an unprecedented change to their operations. Unlike workplaces, which have been able to impose rigorous social distancing measures through the ability to work from home, schools were expected to return to full capacity in September. Of course, it is right that pupils return to school, as numerous studies have highlighted the long-term damage of a stunted education. However, returning to school in the midst of a pandemic does mean schools must adjust to this ‘new normal’ in record time, whilst also minimising disruption.

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OneDrive for Business vs Google Drive: What is best for your business?

In recent years, businesses and individuals have become increasingly reliant on Cloud storage. Why wouldn’t they? Cloud storage allows staff to take their documents with them on the go, and share them in the blink of an eye with their colleagues around the world. Yes, Cloud storage truly has revolutionised the way we conduct our work.

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In case you missed it: The latest on cyber security.

In a society driven by technology, cyber security is dominating the headlines more than ever, and the past week was no exception. From high profile data breaches to cities being held by ransomware, there is always a story in the cyber security world.  

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Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud... What's right for you?

Cloud computing has become one of the biggest IT buzz words over the past decade, and there has been a huge change in how businesses think of it during this time. When we started, it was a challenge to convince people that the cloud was the future. When you have grown so accustomed to keeping all your data on-site, moving out of your immediate reach seems frightening. That has all changed now.

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Google is tracking your location, even when you ask it not to...

Google is tracking user locations even after they have opted out; it has emerged.

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Cloud computing just keeps on performing

For those of you that follow the news at all, you will no doubt have heard a lot of stories about Facebook. Unfortunately for the world’s most used social network, very few of these stories could be considered positive. From fake news swaying elections, to the Cambridge Analytica scandal exposing how reckless Facebook can be with our data, there’s been little to shout about over at the social network.

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