Education

Local Authority Education

Education in Schools (EiS)

EiS represents 550+ schools in Kent and is the leading supplier of tailored IT infrastructure, hardware and software services to schools.

Established in 1982, they specialise in incredibly advanced complex systems. It is, however, their vast knowledge, experience and approachable nature which enables them to make things seem very simple.

Their customers realise that the systems are complex, but their primary concern is that technology is simple to use and above all that, it just works!

Their many years of experience and knowledge in providing outstanding IT support services and a comprehensive training and events programme means that teachers are enabled to concentrate on teaching.

Website: http://www.eisit.uk/

KPSN Responsible Officers: Richard Packham, Adam Page and Tim Wise.

Higher and Further EducationGOETEC

Jisc (Janet)

Jisc represents 38 educational establishments in Kent and is the UK’s higher education, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.

Jisc champion the importance and potential of digital technologies for UK education and research; and do three main things:

  • operate shared digital infrastructure and services.
  • negotiate sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers.
  • provide trusted advice and practical assistance for universities, colleges and learning providers.

Their research and development work is integrated across these three areas.

Working closely with colleagues and sector bodies their aim is to:

  • Deliver considerable collective digital advantage and financial savings.
  • Drive efficiencies for UK universities, colleges and learning providers today.
  • Ensure these benefits are sustained and intelligently further enhanced.
  • Do all this as affordably, efficiently and as cost effectively as possible.

Website: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/

KPSN Responsible Officer: Richard Morgan.

GOETEC, is a new Consortium of the Universities of Kent, Christ Church and Greenwich and Kent FE Colleges. This new Consortium replaces GOETEC Ltd which in turn replaced the Kent MAN and in total represents 12 years of partnership working with KPSN and JISC to ensure connected sites in the region enjoy reliable infrastructure and network services.

The GOETEC Consortium works on behalf of members to ensure that current and future network infrastructure requirements are met in an environment where FE and HE are 7/24/365 services such as Libraries, learning portals, email, video conferencing and the internet are in demand by staff and students for teaching and learning, and advanced research.

We are constantly striving to ensure the development of services which promote and facilitate collaborative working and the sharing of effective practice. The Universities are key hubs on the KPSN Core network enjoying high standards of resilience and access to national and international HE networks.

Website: http://goetec.org.uk/

KPSN Responsible Officer: David Cheetham.