Academic Sector

TSS has been providing consultancy, services and support to schools since our inception. We work with primary, secondary and further education establishments within both the public and private sector. The IT network has become a mainstay of educational life and will continue to become more prevalent as the primary method of teaching gets delivered via a network. We can see in the coming years that all education will be delivered to a pupil or student on a desktop, laptop or handheld device. This means the core infrastructure supporting the school network has to be bullet proof so teaching is never interrupted. Similarly, a professional and reliable IT support structure needs to be in place.

IT Consultancy

We provide consultancy services for schools to evaluate their current network and provide advice on how to move forward. We understand that every penny needs to be maximised and we make provision for this in our recommendations. As an independent company we partner with all the leading hardware, software and networking players. This means we give impartial advice guaranteeing your money will be spent in the wisest way. Our business focus is to optimise your schools network for performance, security and reliability whilst minimising total cost of ownership.

Network Troubleshooting

School networks are extremely complex and require expertise to keep them optimised. Frequently, schools have an individual or team who can perform daily administration and support but require advanced engineers to assist with high level support particularly on software and networking elements. TSS engineers have experience troubleshooting all manner of issues ensuring your problems are resolved efficiently and therefore inexpensively.

Core Infrastructure

TSS have designed and installed many core infrastructures within schools and colleges. As an independent company with partnerships with all the leading IT companies we will select the solution which best suits your organisation. Our recommendations are based on performance, security and reliability whilst being mindful that the solution should be cost effective over the network lifecycle. Core infrastructure solutions we have completed for schools include server virtualisation, desktop virtualisation, storage solutions, wireless networks, disaster recovery solutions, core and edge switches.

Network Support for Schools

We provide contractual and ad hoc support services to schools on both core infrastructure and desktop environments to include the server, storage, netwoking and PC/Mac environments. Contract clients are guaranteed a response time and have access to our IT helpdesk and on-site engineers. All engineers have vast experience and accreditations from Microsoft, HP, VMWare, Cisco and Citrix. We understand the time pressures and financial pressures that school IT staff work under so we provide good value support options. Our highly skilled staff can resolve issues quickly and efficiently thus keeping costs down. This frees up internal school IT resource to deal with other issues and ensures the network runs smoothly so that all stakeholders are happy.

Structured Cabling

TSS provide well managed and good value structured cabling solutions to schools and academic organisations all over the UK. Our cabling engineers are greatly experienced having provided comms room and cabling solutions in the education sector for over a decade. Our experience in this sector ensures our service is of a very high quality and all our cabling engineers are fully CRB checked. The cabling team perform both small jobs and large projects alike ranging from the installation of a single data outlet to a complete campus re-wire. Our skillset lies in Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a, fibre and free space optics as well as the network wifi solutions undertaken by our ICT team. We perform free of charge surveys and quotes on all projects. This ensures upon implementation of a project that everything runs smoothly with no unforeseen challenges or costs. Cabling projects are managed by a dedicated project manager who will liaise with the site contact throughout the installation. All work is fully labelled and tested with reports provided to the client.

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