Private Education

Private Education

Modrus has a wealth of experience in provisioning and supporting robust, intelligent IT services for schools

Through understanding the unique demands of IT in an education environment we can help you design, plan, implement and support the tools and solutions you need so that in the ‘step ahead’ stakes, you can be the ones in front.

  • Design
  • Plan
  • Implement
  • Support

Technology Savvy

Modern schools often lead the way in implementing best of breed infrastructure and applications

The rapid integration of online learning into the curriculum has made IT in general a critical enabler for academic success, whilst reliable, universal and well-managed high-speed Internet access is particularly important.

Embracing, integrating and then evolving legacy fibre systems and switches – all outside of core hours is one of the ways Modrus has helped some of our schools customers to achieve this.


IT for Education

In terms of supporting users, increasingly, staff and pupils arrive with a wide array of their own devices which ideally need to be enabled for hassle free, but controlled network access. This can now be done securely in an automated self-service workflow using proven network management applications.

Meanwhile expansion into IP telephony and integrated comms creates cost savings running to thousands, not to mention significant increased flexibility.

Microsoft Lync, for example, means school colleagues can now track and keep in direct contact with each other via phone, messaging, email, online meeting and video – wherever and whenever they are ‘signed in and present’ on the school network.

What do our clients think?

  • Andy Huntley

    "We made a conscious decision not to employ an internal IT team and to outsource this role plus the provision and management of our hosted applications, Internet connectivity and VoIP to Modrus. In one guise or another, we have dealt with them for over 10 years and in that time they have repeatedly proven their expertise in these areas."

    Andy Huntley • Production Director

  • Tim Piper

    "With our old phone system we probably lost 10 calls a day, We were concerned that we were failing to meet customers' expectations with regards to the service we provide. Now we can see at a glance which teams are getting more calls than others. If we see one taking 20 per cent more calls than the rest, we know we need to allocate more resources to that team."

    Tim Piper • Director of Finance

  • Darren Mills

    "We have a small team of 7 people handling first and second line support for 1000 users in our offices around the world. As you can imagine, this is a huge task and we rely heavily on suppliers like Modrus for problem solving and advice, when we are unable to resolve issues internally."

    Darren Mills • IT Manager

  • Mark Fone

    "f1 recruitment LLP specialises in finding professional staff for the in-house communications and marketing teams of visionary companies and the most edgy and creative marketing, advertising, public relations and events consultancies that service them."

    Mark Fone • Managing Director

  • Chris Croft

    "We are definitely not an IT company, however IT is crucial to the operation of our business. We annually organise and deliver around 260 days of professional training and from this our candidates generate approximately 2000 assignments, all of which need to be collated, assessed and moderated."

    Chris Croft • Managing Director

  • Colin Webster

    "We knew that we wanted to use Microdec's Profile CRM at the core of our business and we recognised that we faced a choice between running our own systems or selecting an external IT provider. Employing your own IT staff and procuring your own hardware and systems immediately builds cost and risk into the process. Because of this and a desire to keep our IT flexible, meant outsourcing our IT was a straightforward decision."

    Colin Webster • Chief Financial Officer

  • Alison Dean

    "With split locations between the UK and Channel Islands, we needed a supplier able to deliver and support remotely, over extended hours. We want to focus on generating superior returns for our clients, not on IT - and working with Modrus allows us to do just that."

    Alison Dean • Financial Director

  • Andrew Anderson

    "InSTREAM is delivered as a service and so Celaton needed a robust, secure, scalable and flexible hosting solution to support its customers. It also needed an infrastructure partner that understood its needs and could respond quickly to changes as required. Modrus ticked all of the boxes so the decision to work with them was an obvious one."

    Andrew Anderson • Chief Executive Officer

  • Andrew Waples

    "We made a conscious decision to search for partners capable of supplying an integrated networking and telephony solution so we could avoid the 'teflon challenge' of problems being passed from one supplier to another. Modrus took the time to understand our requirements, tailored an effective solution to meet them and early on were especially helpful in assisting with the development of a logical IT strategy that focused on supporting learning."

    Andrew Waples • Head of Technical Services