Case Studies

"The Scottish Borders Council is a Scottish Local Authority that’s home to over 110,000 citizens. Scottish Borders Council approached XMA to support its device refresh and renew its four-year lease term with Apple. The council’s aim was to continue the success of its Inspire Learning programme, an ambitious 1:1 iPad initiative for pupils, teachers, and education staff. "

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"This was an incredible opportunity for the trainees to gain more work based skills in a completely different environment, working alongside other people external to our organisation. Not only was it a new environment for the trainees, but there were workplace systems in place that needed to be followed, such as the health and safety of a warehouse, which can be quite intimidating to some. The work we set out to do involved focussing and listening as part of a production line setup; there was a lot of moving quickly from one job to the next and the trainees adapted very well to this."

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"A Teesside University Case Study Explore how XMA helped transform Teesside University’s technology capabilities and supported it to be the first UK university to attain coveted Apple Distinguished School (ADS) status."

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The Highland Council drive digital change with Chromebook

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"From the initial envisioning of the Connected Falkirk programme, we worked with XMA through their Apple Planning Essentials workshop, which allowed us to identify the key tasks and accountabilities for our partnership working. XMA have supported the Connected Falkirk team vision all the way through this journey, from logistics to learning."

Stuart Lennie Connected Falkirk Manager, Falkirk Council

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"The Dynabook roll out went smoothly, with the university commenting that XMA went above and beyond to get everything done. University staff have found the C-range devices easy to use, even though they offer a high level of technical functionality. And due to the entry-level nature of the Dynabook C-range, the university was able to purchase laptops for hardship students who couldn’t afford their own. This meant no student was left at a disadvantage when the university transitioned to remote learning."

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"Thank you very much for your quick bites. Students and staff seem to have learnt a lot and are really appreciative, not least myself! The sessions have been a real highlight of this week. We’ll look forward to some more insights during term!"

Dr Victoria Waring, Lecturer at Harper & Keele Veterinary School

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"We’ve managed to consolidate fourteen entire racks worth of various kinds of blade chassis and storage arrays into just twenty rack units of space. So it’s been quite an impressive consolidation piece for us to get into hyperconvergence."

Andy Powell, Head Of Infrastructure, Canterbury Christ Church University

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"Planning Essentials drives vision for Connected Falkirk Programme"

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"XMA streamlines IT procurement at the University of Oxford"

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"Traditionally, social science labs tend to be in a room with computers to run the experiments, but we wanted to invest in an infrastructure that is flexible and allows social scientists across many different disciplines in the University to complete their research projects."

Prof Dominick Zaum, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research & Development

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"EKO Trust wished to simplify their systems, infrastructure and services to improve the service to users of ICT and drive down costs. They were using outdated tools and wished to move to a more cloud-centric, flexible and mobile solution, with a managed service appropriate to the new IT world they wished to build. EKO Trust selected XMA based on their criteria for industry standard, non-proprietary systems, with a cloud-first approach. They recognised XMA’s accreditations covered Google, Microsoft and Apple at the highest level. Our experience in delivering managed services to similar sized Trusts in London gave them confidence they could put their Service in safe hands."

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