Glasgow council signs £15.5m deal with Dell

Glasgow city counil has signed a £15.5m deal with Dell to provide new computer equipment to its 170 primary schools and 122 nurseries.

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Glasgow city counil has signed a £15.5m deal with Dell to provide new computer equipment to its 170 primary schools and 122 nurseries.

The managed service deal will see teh computer giant supply nearly 7,400 machines and maintain networkls and servers, with a helpdeesk service to support the schools.

The contract will deliver laptop computers to all full-time primary school teachers and headteachers at the nursery schools, allowing them to work from different locations.

Glasgow city counil's executive director for education, training and young people, Ronnie O'Connor, 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.”

Earlier this week, Glasgow signed a £42m deal with Thus and Cisco to deliver a network platform for integrated voice, data and video communications as part of its e-government strategy, Access Glasgow.

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