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A tech-enabled future for students involves many solutions, One Lenovo

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Peter Moyes Anglican Community School worked with its IT Partner, Stott Hoare, leveraging Lenovo ANZ Intelligent Solutions to solve several IT challenges. From devices to servers and services, it is seeing the benefits of working with One Lenovo.

More than 1,300 students attend Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, from pre-kindergarten through to year 12. Each year, students in grades 4, 7 and 10 are provided with new devices to assist in their everyday learning.

In the most recent rollout, Lenovo was chosen as its preferred hardware vendor, with the ThinkPad L13 Yoga chosen as the right solution for both students and teachers.

The latest partnership is an extension of the school’s existing relationship with Lenovo’s Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), who have been providing the school with servers for some time. The extended partnership is an example of how working with one partner across several IT challenges can reap multiple benefits, simplify complex issues, and allow for a fruitful IT environment that supports long term business outcomes.

The challenge: A complex IT environment

Schools often operate in complex IT environments, with end users ranging from kindergarteners through to young adults, and many nuances and challenges as experienced by any large enterprise.

Stott Hoare have been working with Peter Moyes for nearly five years. Initially employed to provide support on devices, the close nature of the partnership ultimately geared both parties towards management of devices, as well as improvement of the entire IT infrastructure procurement process.

By understanding the school’s needs on a deep level, Stott Hoare have helped the school find the right solutions for its complex needs year-in-year-out. “Lots of schools are facing a real challenge navigating their move towards a learn from anywhere model, and I think technology has moved away from being just about a device, to how can we manage that device and how we make sure students and teachers have got access from anywhere,” Mr Brian Hawkins, Sales Manager of Stott Hoare, says.

Lenovo was already the chosen provider for server infrastructure at the school, so in 2019, when looking to commence a device refresh for students in years 4, 7 and 10, Peter Moyes and Stott Hoare approached Lenovo about extending their partnership.

The new partnership was to include solutions spanning existing servers, devices, and services; all of which would help ensure a smooth rollout of devices, easy ongoing management of the IT environment, and better cost containment through bundled financial services.

With an existing relationship and knowledge of the school’s IT needs, Stott Hoare and Lenovo were able to arrange a solution to meet their needs by tapping into the power of Lenovo’s end-to-end capabilities in infrastructure solutions, intelligent devices, financial services, and service solutions.

The partnership: Tapping into the benefits of One Lenovo.

As the long-term trusted IT partner of Peter Moyes, Stott Hoare are called upon to make decisions about which technology providers to work with to best deliver on the school’s objectives through technology. Its decision to work with Lenovo to help solve the school’s IT challenges is testament to the end-to-end nature of Lenovo’s offering.

Lenovo is said to be a global technology powerhouse that, unlike many competitors, can offer customers their full requirements, from the pocket to the cloud. It says this is due to having the biggest device business in the world, a fast-growing infrastructure business, and a new, innovative solutions and services business.

“As One Lenovo, we make buying a solution as easy as buying a PC, making life easier for our customers all through a single company, and a single team,” says Ms Julia Sinton, Account Executive of Large Enterprise, Lenovo.

“It’s our goal to help our customers and partners deliver on their business goals. We’re united in our vision to equip more people around the globe with smarter technology, to help build a better future.”

The solution: Devices to help students prepare for the future

To foster a future in which students become positive and active global citizens, Peter Moyes believes its needs to ensure students are well equipped for the future by being trained to use technology effectively in their schooling journey.

The college’s philosophy is: “I belong, everyone matters, together we achieve our goal.”
“At Peter Moyes we are partnered with Lenovo to provide options for our students to utilise technology and develop their skills so that they may be successful in whatever pathway they are looking to pursue,” says Mr Benjamin Lomas, Principal of Peter Moyes Anglican Community School.

To help students get to where they need to get to, Peter Moyes uses the latest technologies in its classrooms – from creative arts rooms and media labs, to computer facilities.
The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga is designed to take student productivity to new heights. The second generation of the “13.3″, L13 Yoga delivers powerful 11th Gen Intel performance and graphics.

With a 360-degree hinge, the device is ideal for adapting to a variety of classroom environments, capable of shifting from typing to digital art in seconds. It features an integrated, rechargeable pen, and enables users to take notes or sketch when they prefer not to type – which Peter Moyes has found as a useful feature for teachers when marking work.
Because the L13 Yoga is a Windows device, students can now benefit from the new features of Windows 11 – which is better suited to education, including a new layout that is designed to give students a more focused Start experience.

Furthermore, due to Windows Remote Deployment and Compliance, schools and their partners, can deploy, secure, and manage remote devices through the cloud, in compliance with school policies.

Windows 11 has expanded support for Group Policy administrative templates (ADMX-backed policies) in mobile device management (MDM) with solutions like Microsoft Endpoint Manager, enabling IT professionals like Stott Hoare to easily apply the same security policies to all devices, whether they are remote or on-site.

This makes managing remote learning a much simpler process, enabling students and educators to work securely inside and outside of the school environment – a critical component of a post-COVID world.

For more information visit: https://techtoday.lenovo.com/au/en/solutions/education

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