This is a good news story for both the schools
involved and also the students.
Cyclone team was involved at the point of strategic planning with
Cyclone professional services were able to "white glove" the
Chromebook experience on behalf of the school. This meant
that once ordered, we opened each Chromebook and added the
necessary information to enable the Chromebook to be fully
functional at the point the student opened the device, taking away
the potential frustration of not being able to connect etc.
This included the Google Management Console and as an Hapara
reseller, we were also able to have this setup before the devices
were issued, so the teacher workflow (vision into student
activities) was ready from day one… and all this for a single per
week payment by the parents.
Professional learning for the teachers is also available
around Google Apps for education.
For opening day see the TV3 article - a
Microsoft Surface products are now
available through All of Government via the new Cyclone
In recognition of the growing demand for Microsoft Surface tablets
by both schools and government agencies, the Microsoft Surface
family of products has now been enabled for supply to Participating
Agencies via the All-of-Government (AoG) procurement process.
AoG objectives include a centre-led procurement process for
selected categories in order to deliver savings to schools and
agencies. It currently has seven panel providers for IT Hardware of
which, Cyclone Computers Ltd is one.
Cyclone, a local private company, is servicing Participating
Agencies in both the education and non-education sectors and is now
providing a comprehensive Microsoft Surface line-up (including
Microsoft peripherals) on their current catalogue.
Surface 2 is thin and light, features a long battery life (up to 10
hours), and comes with Microsoft Office 2013 RT pre-installed.
Surface Pro 2 runs Windows 8 Pro, and has the power of a
high-performance laptop in a tablet form factor.
Both Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are well suited to productivity
scenarios, with Type and Touch Covers available, ports to connect
and share, and offering a familiar Windows-based user
The inclusion of Microsoft Surface devices further extends the
choice of platform, OS and form factor to AoG customers.
For more information on the Surface family of products, visit
With the new Managed Account Services login, you
can now create your own quotes for the products that your
organisation has access to.
Click here to watch a quick video on how to create
a new quote in this service.
If you are not yet a registered user and would
like to know more, please click
here to register. You may be enabled for the creation of
quotations and purchasing only after your registration details have
been approved by your institution.
This list of apps has been compiled by the
State of Victoria Australia (Department of Education and Early
Childhood Development) to provide a starting point for choosing and
using apps in your classroom.
Click here for the pdf for iPads
in Special Education
Cyclone All-of-Government Apple iPad
Cyclone Computers has been confirmed as the main
Apple iPad supplier for agencies and schools buying through the
All-of-Government (AoG) Desktop and Laptop contract. The new
Apple iPad catalogue is now available, please contact your Cyclone
Account Manager or call 0800 585 040.
"We relish the opportunity and challenge to work
alongside creative mobile users with innovative products and unique
applications. The outcomes of iPad use are really changing the way
we work and learn. These are exciting times!" says Graham Prentice,
GM Apple division Cyclone Computers.
Both commercial and bespoke applications (free
and paid for) are used on the iPads to enable users to better
address specific workplace or learning solutions. Security and
management of both data and devices enable large organisations to
better manage mobile fleets.
Special pricing is available only to NZ AoG
Participating Agencies (Ministries, departments, councils,
universities, polytechnics, state and integrated schools) - but
only if they have been approved via Ministry of Business,
Innovation & Employment, Govt Procurement Branch ICT
For further information please read - New Zealand School AoG Contracts, from the
To confirm your AoG status please call Cyclone
0800 585 040.
For futher information about Cyclone and AoG
Cyclone Computers GM, Apple Division
Phone: 0211 606 570
for the NZ AoG Schools Information Guide
The EIT design and deployment solution involved the
replacement of an aging DS4700 FC based storage controllers and a
capacity upgrade requirement of 45 TB usable. There was also the
need for a full business continuity strategy, suitable technology
to make this happen and the migration of the VM's off the old
storage and onto the new (including pass-through RDM volumes).
NEW INFRASTRUCTURE AND VMM2012 HYPER-V DESIGN
WIT's requirements was to create a new Hyper-V
Infrastructure (storage/servers/10GBE networking), then develop a
specialized migration strategy, specific to them. Read
One of the hardest things with using the iPad in the classroom is
finding the time to go through all of the apps in the iTunes Store
listed under the education banner. We have started to list some of
the apps we've found under each of the Key Learning Areas.
Click here to
see the list of Apps.
A number of schools nationwide may follow Orewa
College's lead and require students to have iPads or internet
capable devices. On Monday 15th May 2012 the college held a
conference for 200 education representatives interested in using
the devices in their own institutions and has been reported on the
To read the full article, please
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