Circular Computing were able to set up laptop specifications to fit the school's requirements and deliver them in a timely fashion without going near the budget limits.
A love of learning for its own sake is at the heart of every lesson and, indeed, conversation. The rich history of the school started as two separate boys and girls establishments in 1971 and they merged in 2013 as a part of the TKAT Multi-Academy Trust to bring together a unified strategy of an excellent education, which gives each and every student the very best chance of securing opportunity.
As with most schools there are certain challenges that come with ensuring an effective IT strategy:
- Find a new IT supplier due to previous machines not being reliable and extra purchases being necessary
- The requirement of suitably powerful machines (at least Intel i5 and SSD) to enable heavy software use
- Avoiding 'clone' machines or budget models such as ChromeBook
- Budget restraints due to low funding
Jim Turner, the Network Manager at forward thinking TKAT MAT, Chichester High School, is a passionate IT enthusiast that wants the best for his school, its environment, and the childrens' education. Jim has industry experience placing laptops into schools for over 16 years, 8 of which spent at Chichester.
His challenge was to replace his existing stockpile with enterprise grade machines at a restricted budget, whilst obtaining high specs and avoiding budget models known to under-perform.
After meeting Medhurst IT, the relationship blossoming through further consultations to understand Chichester High School as a customer, the solution became 114 remanufactured Circular Computing HP 9470M laptops.
Jim quoted the laptops as 'like new' especially as they came with a - year warranty to reassure the quality aspects, and he included the Medhurst CompuCover accidental damage, knowing that possible knocks could occur.
The results are enterprise IT within budget, set to last the 3/4-year requirement, and an opportunity for IT to contribute significantly to the environmental impact of the school.
Quality without compromise
We produce leading brand, carbon neutral remanufactured laptops.
Our BSI Kitemark™ certified process remanufactures laptops ‘to equal or better than new’, with up to 40% cost savings compared to the latest models and an RMA of less than 3%.