The recent article in The Register highlighted the threat to schools from ransomware. Ransomware viruses, like CryptoLocker, first encrypts users’ files then demands a payment to release a software key to unlock the files. This model of extortion can prove lucrative for the perpetrators, and they are now attacking education establishments. It’s important to understand the threat and what you do about it.
The recent Education Report 2016 from CRN provides the lowdown on all the trends impacting the EdTech space, what schools buyers really think of resellers and a rundown of the top 50 UK university suppliers.
Providing and running an effective ICT infrastructure is a challenge for many schools. It needs to deliver all the capabilities that pupils need, but it needs to be highly cost effective and easy to run. It must be ‘always on’, up to date, and well maintained. This is a real financial challenge for all schools, but especially for those of average-size and smaller.