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LGfL partners with Google to help schools upgrade their old computers
EB News: 30/10/2018 - 09:51
London Grid for Learning (LGfL) has teamed up with Google and Neverware to provide free operating systems for its 3,500 schools, which will allow them to revitalise their old hardware, save money and give students the same simple and secure computing experience as can be obtained on a Chromebook.
PCs running Neverware’s CloudReady operating system can be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud. Providing streamlined, cloud-based management across a school’s devices through Google’s simple, secure management console, Neverware eliminates complexity by managing any additional CloudReady machines (both PCs and Macs) right alongside Chromebooks.
Commenting on the partnership John Jackson, CEO, LGfL, said, “As the lead representative for thousands of schools across the UK, LGfL’s group buying power enables it to realise impressive economies of scale and to secure deals for schools on software they typically could not afford.
“I am really excited that by recycling old computers we are saving schools millions of pounds whilst accelerating cloud innovation into schools. It was a no brainer to incubate, accelerate and scale this product into schools.
“This latest purchase demonstrates LGfL’s commitment to providing the best in educational technology, working with partners providing innovative solutions to address the problems schools face on a daily basis. “We are proud to be helping schools provide students with access to fast, serviceable devices and preparing them for the working world. At LGfL our mission is to help schools save money, as well as to empower teachers and pupils to perform better through the use of technology.
“By partnering with ground-breaking organisations such as Google and Neverware we’re able to increase the impact we have in schools and help make it easier for teachers to do their jobs effectively.”