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By | Kablenet 24th February 2007 07:33

Dell wins £15.5m Glasgow schools contract

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Primary schools in Glasgow are to receive new computer equipment and support services under an ICT managed service contract

The city council's education services department has signed a £15.5m deal with Dell to provide the services to all of the city's 170 primary schools and 122 nurseries, it was announced on 21 February 2007.

In addition to supplying nearly 7,400 computers, the company will maintain computing networks and servers and provide a service desk to manage schools' ICT requirements.

In addition, all full time equivalent teachers in primary schools and head teachers in nursery schools in Glasgow will be given access to their own notebook computer.

Ronnie O'Connor, Glasgow's executive director for education, training and young people, said: "We are currently in the middle of a huge project to modernise our entire pre-12 sector. This contract seeks to complement that by giving all primaries and nurseries access to a state of the art, fully managed ICT service.

"We are determined to provide the best possible teaching and learning environment for all our pupils. This deal will ensure that our primary and nursery children – as well as teachers and support staff – can enjoy the most up to date ICT provision anywhere in the country."

The new service begins on 1 April 2007 with a phased approach to implementation.

This article was originally published at Kablenet.

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