Welcome back to Term 4. By the time you read this update, it will be under ten weeks until Christmas. 2018 has flown by.
With the end of the year looming we are busily prepping for the craziness of the Christmas break. It is in this coming holiday break that a huge number of our schools undertake changes to their networks. Our client management team have been working alongside our schools for the year assisting with strategic planning and working with them on what needs to be completed. I cannot emphasise enough that now is the time to act to ensure such projects are signed off and ready to go. These days with cloud-based technologies, a lot of the preparation can be completed seamlessly during the term time, so there will be minimal interruption over the break. This, however, cannot happen if things are left until November.
Speaking of large ICT projects, New Era is very proud to have been chosen as the ICT integrator of choice by Avonside Girls High School and Shirley Boys High School for their upcoming co-location project. The schools will be moved to a state of the art campus in early 2019. We’re excited to work with both schools as they start an exciting new chapter. This is a considerable exercise and after a lengthy RFP process New Era IT was chosen for its experience and scale to deliver at a fixed price.
Other news at hand is that we will be undergoing some changes ourselves. In the near future, New Era IT will change its name to New Era Technology. The name change is more befitting of what we offer our clients. These days it’s about solutions, outcomes and ongoing relationships. Education Technology is not just about IT any longer.
New Era continues to be the only dedicated ICT Education Service Provider in New Zealand. We only work within the NZ education sector and do not support any commercial clients. This ensures our priorities are solely focused on our client base – NZ’s Education Institutions!
Lastly, I would like to take the opportunity to welcome the following schools to the New Era family. We are very proud to be associated with these schools and look forward to working alongside them as their trusted qualified ICT partner:
Palmerston North Girls, Manchester Street School Feilding, Howick College Auckland, Henderson High School Auckland, Matua Ngaru School Auckland, Whangaparaoa School Auckland, Lincoln Heights School Auckland, Te Ao Marama School Hamilton, Mangonui School Northland, Riverview School Northland, Oruaiti School Northland, Kaitaia Intermediate Northland, Shirley Boys High School, Chisnallwood Intermediate School, Karamea Area School and Kings High School Dunedin.
Have a great Term 4.