C24 is pleased to announce that Microsoft has now released its case study about Microsoft and C24’s joint customer Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP).
We were fortunate to be onsite while Microsoft were filming the case study; interviewing Headteacher, Neil Warner, and Head of IT Delivery, Chris Butler (along with C24!) about their experience in working with Microsoft and C24 to deliver a better learning experience for their students.
Watch the full video here:
The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) has over 4,500 students and staff across a consortium of seven schools. They are seen as a leading light in the education sector and now have a technology platform that can deliver for them over the long term.
C24, a Six Degrees Company, is a Microsoft Gold Hosting Partner and as such, we work closely alongside the Microsoft teams and were fortunate enough to be included in their video case study for the ATLP.
We originally engaged with the IT team at Arthur Terry Learning Partnership to help them with their project to migrate away from their current email solution which involved a number of the schools each having a different email platform – making it more difficult to communicate between the different sites.
Furthermore, in-house IT systems were ageing and required upgrading to cope with demand, whilst the primary schools’ hosted service was not able to deliver effective collaboration services. This would result in an unsustainable model in the long term; creating obstacles for the schools to achieve their ongoing objectives. Schools were unable to communicate with each other in a simple and cost-effective manner using existing systems, and flexible collaboration was not possible between different devices and locations.
C24 worked with the IT team at ATLP to work out the best solution for them, from an onsite solution to a fully hosted platform. After much deliberation, Arthur Terry selected Office365 due to its collaboration capabilities to enable better communication between the different schools.
During the interview, Headteacher Neil Warner spoke about the benefits experienced by students since the new solution was implemented, particularly about being able to access school work from home, or mobile devices when on the move.
This has been an incredible benefit to the school, as students are now able to research information in real-time during classes, save documents to their OneDrive folder after the lesson and access the details at home. And if they forget something important about homework, they can email their teacher from their school email account at any time.
On the day of filming, I also had the opportunity to share my views about working with partners like Microsoft to deliver joined up solutions to clients, with real outcomes, such as the collaboration element within the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership project.
This was a great opportunity for us to share our work with our clients to show how closely we are working with Microsoft, but also the opportunities we can bring to our clients, such as the video case study.
We think the ATLP and Microsoft project is a great example of our ability to add value to our customers through ongoing marketing activities, such as case studies or whitepapers. When we work closely with our clients, we pull in lots of PR and marketing opportunities to not just promote our own achievements, but to show the exciting initiatives being undertaken by our clients. We can also bring in the support of our key partners such as Microsoft and HP to deliver even more value.