They are a big help and they what they are doing with Virtualization.
If you are a Headteacher or a member of the SLT my colleague Keith is for you, I help IT Managers implement new technologies.
Hi my name is Chris, Chris Pickles and I am the Senior Microsoft Consultant for F1Group, your new shoulder to lean on when things go wrong and your assistant to help implement new Microsoft technology.
I love technology, my whole life is dedicated to it, and I also like Skiing and the Prodigy.
I help many IT Managers like you in lots of schools and have already experienced and resolved the pitfalls of implementing the technology in the unique secondary school environment.
I can help you fix problems quickly, because I fix problems like yours every day, its likely not unique and something I have fixed before for another secondary school.
Like you, I feel training is important and often bundle it into the migration, otherwise how can you be expected to support and implement the new technology in the most efficient and effective manner?
Im a little biased because I am also the Microsoft Certified Technical trainer here.
As you know only too well, migrating to new Microsoft Technologies give you lots of benefits within your school, it often means you can do more with less, make your lives easier or reduce the cost to the school, but too often you are expected to migrate to new technologies without any additional training or support.
I can help you with the migration and then hand it back to you fully working to your specification.
I can help you with literally any Microsoft technology, from System Centre Operations Manager, Exchange, Lync, Azure and Office 365 Hybrids to Microsoft HyperV with failover clustering.