Making the best ICT buying decisions for your school



In these days of spending freezes and real-term cuts, it is more important than ever to focus on getting value for money from your school’s IT budget.

Hosted by Education Today editor Jonathan Swift and Neil Watkins of Think IT, this vital webinar will show you how to manage tough choices and prioritise efficiencies and savings to ensure your school’s IT infrastructure remains appropriate to your needs.

Think IT’s Neil Watkins will discuss:

  • Key problems that schools have with procuring ICT
  • Problems of responsibilities under the European Public Contracts Directive
  • Problems of Awareness – knowing what to buy, how to keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology, and how to stop making snap buying decisions that cause you problems later as well as waste your school’s precious budgets
  • Problems of lack of Skills – lack of skills in the procurement, evaluation and commissioning process

Neil will give examples that all schools can relate to, then move on to practical places to go to for help.


You will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insights into how to make the best decisions.