emPSN (East Midlands Public Services Network), originally known as embc (East Midlands Broadband Consortium),was established in 2001 to provide broadband connectivity and services into schools across the East Midlands region.
emPSN works primarily within the regions of Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire & Leicestershire and is owned by the schools and Local Authorities that use the emPSN network.
The emPSN network, which protects all users and data, provides more than just an internet connection to their members.
emPSN is a not for profit organisation that exists to provide a range of broadband connectivity services to schools at low costs and they do this by working closely with a number of different connectivity, e-Safety and IT support companies.
Thus emPSN is able to provide a procurement service to schools offering the best value option available in that area.
emPSN have an excellent track record of connecting schools to a high quality schools network that has high level security assurance and is regulated and managed 24/7.
A dedicated school’s connection, protected by enterprise firewalls and fully resilient Nodes with redundancy built in. Also benefits from many Interconnects which means that traffic to Office 365, Google Apps and MS Updates stays on network, increasing the speed and reliability of updates.
The thinkIT started life as an ICT procurement framework for education, and was trusted by thousands of schools, either directly, or through MATs and Local Authorities. In addition to being selected as one of the DfE's Deal for Schools, they've also been used by the MoD and the Welsh Government to provide products, support and advice and guidance to their schools.
Think IT is a specialist IT procurement framework for the Public Sector.
Think IT was originally set up to support schools, Multi-Academy Trusts and Local Authorities supporting schools. Because of the success of the approach of the framework, it has now been extended to cover any Public Sector organisation
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