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HP today announced the launch of a new education scheme, designed, it says, to help schools get more value for money from their technology.
The programme will gives schools, which trade up to new HP hardware using one of its authorised resellers, credits of up to £250 per device. These credits can then be redeemed in the form of education software, training and further hardware upgrades.
“At HP, we recognise that schools often face difficult decisions on where to invest their ICT budgets. We want to give schools access to the latest technology, matched with the best education software, training and support services on the market, so that they are truly getting the most from their ICT investment.” said Neil Sawyer, education & channel director at HP.
The programme is available through the following HP education channel partners; XMA, Academia, European Electronique, C-Learning, Insight, Misco, System Active, Lanway and Getech.
Ian Cunningham, client commercial director at XMA, commented: “With the ability to instantly unlock additional budget through this excellent initiative, it gives educational establishments a greater opportunity to apply more focus on transforming learning outcomes for students and teachers whilst at the same time delivering a more engaging learning experience.”
Schools will be able to claim for device training days for staff and students on HP Windows 10 tablets or Google Chromebooks. A range of discounted software will also be available. Primary and secondary education specialist Frog Software and eLearning solution provider bksb are two of the partners providing their software via the programme.
“This is an industry-leading initiative that will genuinely help to equip schools with the latest devices to enhance the education process, at an affordable price. The additional options for schools, including Frog's teaching and learning software will ensure schools get the most out of their investment in HP technology” said Michael Wilkinson, deputy managing director, Frog Education.