A prior involvement with educational computing at Manchester Polytechnic and with the information technology centres known as ITEC's meant it was natural that we would continue that relationship, these are examples of work we have engaged with.
TRAINING & ADULT EDUCATIONOur first full training suite was for a training organisation in Swinton, this was for MS-DOS computers, with word procession & spreadsheet software. We are still providing clusters of machines for group training organisations, dealing with issues such as security and individual profiles for Internet connected machines. We have devised and run courses ourselves which gives us a unique insight into the requirements of administration and funding for training organisations providing youth and adult education.
FURTHER EDUCATIONSixth form and further education colleges have been supplied by us with groups of machines, some with more demanding requirements, which include electronic publishing graphics and CAD.
SCHOOLSAs schools progressed from the BBC micro through to the various generations of modern PC's and Apple Mac we have supplied and installed in over 160 schools both in the UK and Ireland with many systems and peripheral items these have been used in administration, for example for schools information management (SIMS), or in the classroom..
UNIVERSITIESOur hosting services were initially provided from within Manchester University, and an early venture with dedicated web server devices meant that many different universities purchased server machines for internal intra-net and external Internet facing sites from us.