Stone Connected, the latest addition to our extensive service portfolio, gives schools the ability to purchase broadband connection, management and support from us.
In an effort to challenge the grid for learning model, the launch of Stone Connected is intended to provide an alternative solution to the more traditional Regional Broadband Consortium and Local Authority broadband offerings.
Stone Connected is characterised by its flexibility, service and customisation to your specific needs and completes a set of solutions that focuses on leveraging cloud-based technologies within education to improve learning outcomes and drive down costs. It forms a connectivity layer for the cloud, security, application and communications management services to ensure that you’re providing the best facilities possible for your students and teachers.
Bringing an engaging learning environment to life is key to a students’ educational experience. We have a team of specialists who will work closely with your school leadership team to help identify solutions that positively impact both your students and teachers. Our team of consultants work with you to ensure that all existing storage and computing requirements are in place to secure the network and make it available to teachers, students and staff where appropriate.
Stone Connected is highly suitable to schools looking to cultivate a location independent learning environment, ranging from lessons on the playing fields to faster, more secure access to resources from offsite for homework. It offers complete flexibility by providing a base connection package and a range of optional e-safety services.
Simon Harbridge, our CEO explains, “A fast, secure and scalable broadband connection is core to a school’s technology strategy. Nothing, whether it’s a curricular or business management issue can succeed without decent broadband. We’ve developed Stone Connected because so many of our customers are frustrated with their current broadband suppliers, and, frankly, we felt it could be done better.
“With Stone Connected, we’ve built a broadband product that’s easy to make changes to. If you want to add services or wider connectivity, you’re able to do so very quickly, because we’re cutting out the grid for learning style administrative, time-consuming middle-men. For example, there may be some internet content you need to access for an A Level course which your security settings stop you from seeing. Stone Connected would make the necessary changes on the same day, so that you haven’t lost classroom momentum or an opportunity to teach the way you want to teach. With some ISPs that change may take weeks.”