Without appropriate software, you won't get the most out of your existing IT hardware and infrastructure. Therefore, it is essential that you find a solution that satisfies your requirements whilst providing value for money.
When planning future provision, schools should consider the role that free to use software might play in meeting identified needs.
Schools may wish to consider moving to cloud services for productivity and infrastructure requirements.
Schools should ensure they obtain a minimum of three supplier quotes for their software licensing requirements.
Licences may be offered on a per user basis, per server or unlimited licences for the organisation. Whatever is offered, it is important to consider the effect of future fluctuations.