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Senior Education & Mobile
newsletter for our education Solutions Manager
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be showcasing how schools and
colleges are using Brother printers
to bring classroom activities to In each issue, we interview an influential, inspirational or just Diane Barnes
life, streamline office processes or plain interesting character from the education sector. In our first Senior Public Sector
Manager Lead Contact:
Q&A we speak to Simon Toplass, head of consortium at NEUPC.
transform letters home to parents.
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Tell us a bit about what you do. be able to offer the most competitive price
You’ll also be able to find out which to our members.
I’m the head of the North Eastern
events we’re attending, or wider Universities Purchasing Consortium
What can technology suppliers do
(NEUPC for short), which provides a
initiatives we’re supporting. centralised purchasing structure for our 24 to help?
members. We help to create frameworks Niall Beath
Communication is key – be transparent Client Manager Lead
across 11 specific commodity groups about roadmaps and upcoming technology Contact: HEPCW
We’d love to know what you think – such as catering, computing, telecoms
and travel. My role is to set the strategy
that may be beneficial to our members. Area: NEUPC, NWUPC
Specific support for IT managers in our
let us know what you’d like to read
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for the consortium and steer it to areas of member organisations throughout the
growth, as well as continuing to keep the
about – you can contact any of the organisation fresh.
duration of a contract would be a crucial
factor in a successful partnership.
team using the details opposite.” What are the key challenges for Equally, resellers too need to show the
procurement officers, particularly same level of clarity, to ensure education Hayley Davis
organisations get the clearest picture Channel
when it comes to IT?
Michelle Molloy Keeping up with the rapid changes in
Lead Contact: APUC,
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Senior Education & Mobile
technology is a huge task. Not only do we Finally, what does the future hold?
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need to understand the latest technical
Solutions Manager advances, but equally we have to balance Our frameworks are designed to support
this with the needs and requirements of our long-term agreements, so it’s important to
members and make sure our framework is make sure our contracts are correctly
flexible enough to allow the best solutions futureproofed – this means making it flexible
to be found, selected and procured. enough to incorporate any changes with
regards to technical improvements or Gavin Thurston
Price is also a major challenge – as our convergence in the marketplace. Client Manager Area: SUPC
frameworks aren’t mandatory, we need to email@example.com
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Model On The Road
We’re getting out and about to spread the word on our latest and greatest products
It’s important that we’re all up to speed with the
very latest happenings in education, so back in
May we travelled to the e-Learning Foundation’s
‘Preparing for Home Access’ exhibition to share
knowledge and advice with the education
The one day conference in Leeds was held in order
to support schools as they get to grips with the
government’s new £300m scheme to get computers
and internet access into one million homes. We
showcased our DCP-375CW all-in-one printer
(launched July), which, with its speedy scan, copy
and print capabilities, is ideal either for use in the
classroom or for students at home.
For more information on the e-Learning
Foundation and the Home Access Scheme, visit
Next on the agenda is COUP, the Conference On
University Purchasing. Due to take place at the
Royal Holloway University in Egham, Surrey on 8th
and 9th September, we’ll be sharing learnings on
purchasing technology with procurement officers
and managers representing universities from all
across the country.
For more information on COUP, visit
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with our award winning new mono lasers
There’s a whole host of documents that need printing daily in education – whether it’s We’ve been thinking how we can
reports for PTA meetings, student assignments or project sheets for the classroom. The help make returning to school
latest additions to our best selling mono printers (the 5300 and 8000 ranges) will help after the long summer break that
ensure documents are crisp and clean, everytime. little bit easier.
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immediately either on fabric or
If you’re after a machine that can not only print, but also copy, scan and fax, the 8000 scuffproof tape. It’s perfect for
all-in-one models could be a great option for bulk copying documents, scanning project organising classroom equipment as
work or creating displays. well as making sure that you can
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HL-5300 SERIES These models are not only efficient but they’re safe too. All are Pira-approved to prevent
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8000 SERIES SRP start from £179 for the HL-5300 range and from £375 for the 8000 range. For more
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A3 prints are a perfect way to showcase students’
work, create high quality marketing material such
as posters and flyers or provide clear reports for
Last year we launched the world’s first compact
all-in-one A3 inkjet printer – a sleek machine that
produced great A3 prints and copies for the cost of
A4. The machines are a perfect fit for the classroom, a
student computing room or in the administration office.
The new addition to the range, the MFC-6890CDW
combines the best of the existing models, offering
users A3 printing, scanning, copying and faxing as
well as a 4.2” touchscreen colour LCD and built in A4
duplex at an SRP of £335.80. Duplex may not be a word you’re familiar with when it comes to
These machines come with a free three year warranty.*
printing, but if we told you it simply meant double-sided printing, then
Go to www.brother.co.uk to find out more. MFC-6890CDW you’ll understand why it’s a big deal in today’s paper-conscious organisations.
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While most organisations are keen to cut their paper An even more useful duplex function is to set up PCs and
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use, many simply aren’t aware of duplex or how to set laptops to always print double-sided as standard – this
up printers in the correct way. Take a look at our top tips will mean that users don’t have to remember to always
and make sure your machines are ready for some duplex select the right printing format – it will just become the
colour printer to showcase its action… norm across your organisation:
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printer in more tra
ditional ways, to
First of all, check that your printer actually can print
double-sided pages. Your printer manufacturer will be
Printing duplex as standard:
• Open up Printers and faxes from your
“We’ve used the int s are superb and able to confirm – Brother’s duplex-enabled machines
nnie School, a “The A3 photo pr control panel
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unicatio our A3 photo disp
specialist comm its printers machine’s good to go, then it’s time to get set up. • Find your printer and right click on it and go to
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• To print your document, click ‘File’ and then ‘Print’
• Choose the duplex option and then click apply
seve re or pronounced vements parents.” AS STANDARD • The machine will now be set up to duplex every
rating achie 90CW printer
clear commun ication and celeb end the DCP-66 document automatically
of scho ol life. Kris is keen to recomm very neat and • Click on the ‘Properties’ button
an important part s. “Although it’s
to other organisation e offers a whole
And that’s it – an interesting follow up experiment is to
printer, the w Brother machin
the DCP-6690CW compact, our ne f and students • Select ‘Duplex’ from the ‘Duplex/Booklet’ drop benchmark your current paper usage, and see how much
The school trialled A3 colour inkjet that both the staf down box
mpact all-in-one host of features We believe it’s a
worthwhile consumption reduces once you’ve set up double-sided
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made a have fo make an impact.” printing as standard – it could even form the basis of a
machine, and it’s school looking to
ck in November. inv estment for any • The printer will print on both sides of the paper lesson on reducing your school’s environmental impact.
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